Creative agency/production house Augusto has announced today that Adam Thompson will join the team as executive creative director.
With experience working in London and New York, as well as a stints at Saatchi and DDB in NZ five years ago, Thompson joins the team from London based content agency VCCP and previously as creative director of youth at the BBC.
Says Aimee McCammon, CEO, Augusto: “We scoured far and wide for this role but we hit the jackpot with Adam. His understated and collaborative manner, combined with fierce talent as a film maker and creative, is the perfect mix for Augusto. He is already working with us on Tourism NZ projects, and who better than a Brit in lockdown to espouse the benefits of NZ right now?”
Thompson started his career as an advertising creative back in his hometown of London at the turn of the century where he honed his craft skills as an art director at Publicis, BBH and Y&R, creating films and campaigns for some of the world’s most loved (and unloved) brands. After a stint in New York working on fast cars and baseball, he returned to London to work for the BBC, helping to relaunch their iconic comedy channel BBC 3 online, leading creative on their youth brands and directing promos for Radio 1. Thompson is passionate about film and making stuff, from short films to apps, as well as crafting powerful stories for brands.
Says Thompson: “I feel incredibly lucky to be back in New Zealand at this time and have the opportunity to share this experience with my family. I’m excited to be joining the team at Augusto. They already have an enviable roster of clients, amazing in-house production capabilities, and a fantastic mix of thinkers and makers who are keen to do things a bit differently. I can’t wait to get out of quarantine and get started.”
Thompson begins his role based out of the company’s City Works office on November 18th. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.