New ECD at Augusto

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AUCKLAND, Today: Creative agency/production house Augusto has appointed Adam Thompson 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, he joins Augusto from London content agency VCCP.

Previously he’d been creative director of youth at the BBC. 

“We scoured far and wide for this role but we hit the jackpot with Adam,” says ceo Aimee McCammon.

“His understated and collaborative manner, combined with fierce talent as a filmmaker 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?”

“He started his career as an advertising creative back in his hometown of London.”

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 comedy channel BBC 3 online, leading creative on their youth brands and directing promos for Radio 1.

“I feel incredibly lucky to be back in New Zealand at this time and have the opportunity to share this experience with my family,” Thompson says.

“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.”

Actually, he begins his role based out of the company’s City Works office this morning.

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