Saatchi & Saatchi London has bolstered its creative department with a wealth of new hires.
James Ross-Edwards arrives as a copywriter, and will partner Allan Stevenson, who joined the agency last year. James, a former copywriter at WhybinTBWA Group, Sydney and Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, has worked on brands including Jameson, The Sydney Morning Herald, Toyota, Cadbury and Sony and created the multi-award winning campaign for Toohey’s New "The beer economy", which won more than 30 creative and effectiveness awards including 3 Bronze Cannes Lions, and the Gold Effie- winning Rabodirect "Stealing your dreams".
Ben Robinson and Mike Whiteside join from WCRS, where they created Weston Cider’s first-ever TV ad for Stowford Press "Press on" and Sky Christmas’ "Magical Moments". They are also the creative minds behind the hugely addictive Desk Safari Tumblr, and were awarded D&AD’s best new blood award in 2011.
Victor Moron and Jose Hernandez join as a newly formed creative team. Victor, a former copywriter at TBWA Barcelona on the adidas account, created the Bronze Eurobest award-winning campaign for the Spanish National team "The past doesn't count" and helped Real Madrid to launch their new shirt in 2012.
Jose joins from Lowe and Partners' Lola, Madrid where he worked on the global Magnum ‘celebrating 25 years of pleasure’ campaign.
In addition, Matt Butterfield and Ben Mills, who graduated from Watford this year, join as a junior creative team.
Rob Potts and Andy Jex, Executive Creative Directors, Saatchi & Saatchi London said:"We've taken the Louis van Gaal approach and gone for an all out offensive creative line up. If it all goes pear shaped, we'll be grabbing a defensive midfielder in the January window."