Fedyszyn & McMahon exit Droga5 NY to join Ogilvy NZ

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Ogilvy is set to bolster its creative firepower with the hiring of multi award-winning Aussie/Kiwi expats Lisa Fedyszyn and Jonathan McMahon, who have left Droga5 New York.

The pair has spent the past two years at Droga5, where working onToyota, Sprint, Kraft and Chase bank.

They are now returning to Auckland to take up group creative director roles at Ogilvy, supporting ECD Regan Grafton.

“It’s great to have such high calibre talent coming back into the New Zealand market, and I’m excited for them to be joining the Ogilvy team,” Grafton said this morning.

Before moving to New York, they were creative directors at TBWA Auckland, and before that they enjoyed highly successful stints at DDB and Colenso BBDO, as well as spending two years as the national heads of AWARD School Australia.

“Before moving to New York, they were CDsat TBWA Auckland, and before that they enjoyed highly successful stints at DDB and Colenso BBDO.”

“Lisa and Jonno are a rare breed, combining brilliant creativity, passion for the business and are all around good guys,” Grafton said.

Today’s Ogilvy blurb: “During their time in New Zealand they charged male politicians 10% more than women for their morning coffee to bring awareness to pay inequality, made one of Australia’s most celebrated sportsmen play second fiddle to a burger for McDonald’s, squeezed 60 scenes in a 60 second spot for Sky Television and proved New Zealand’s top creative leaders do lie in award videos after strapping them to lie detectors for the Effie Awards.

“They also once hid novels in Word and PowerPoint documents so employees could read books at work.”

“Fantastic to be back’
McMahon said: “It’s fantastic to be returning to Auckland and of course starting at Ogilvy. Having previously worked with Regan, and thoroughly enjoying it, we know the agency is in great creative hands.

“We can’t wait to get stuck in to the fantastic brands they have and help contribute to the agency’s success.”

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