Former Colenso BBDO, Whybin\TBWA Auckland ECD Andy Blood takes creative strategist role at Facebook & Instagram ANZ based in Sydney
CB Exclusive – Campaign Brief can reveal that former Colenso BBDO and Whybin\TBWA Auckland ECD, Andy Blood, has been appointed creative strategist for Facebook & Instagram ANZ.
As part of the Facebook Creative Shop team, Blood will be joining a global team of over 130+ creative strategists who partner with clients and agencies in building outstanding work for the platform.
“Andy is simply one of the most accomplished ideas people in the business. He is someone I’ve always greatly admired and I’m thrilled he is joining the team. His work, and his passion for the work, is truly world-class,” says Rebecca Carrasco (pictured with Blood), head of Facebook Creative Shop Australia and New Zealand, who came on board in November last year.
Says Blood: “Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible is something I’ve always been passionate about, so I can’t wait to get going. There’s so much opportunity for exciting new ways to build big brand ideas and I’m really looking forward to working with the agencies and clients who want that kind of work.”
Blood will be relocating to Sydney from Auckland to take up his new role in the ANZ team at the end of this month.
Over the last few years Blood has been an ECD at Colenso BBDO, and before that was ECD at Whybin\TBWA, Auckland before departing in February 2013 after nearly nine successful and multiple Cannes awarded years in the role.
On Blood’s watch, Whybin’s, which before his arrival from Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland, had won only one international award, picked up 2 Cannes Grand Prix, 15 Lions, 1 D&AD Yellow pencil, 6 One Show pencils, a Grand Clio plus AWARD Silvers and Bronzes, Spikes’ Silver and Bronzes, 6 Young Guns bullets, and ADFEST Innova, Silver and Bronzes.