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Touch DDB poaches Walker from Iris and Godley from OgilvyOne

Touch DDB poaches Walker from Iris and Godley from OgilvyOne

Posted by: Tribal DDB | Date added: Thu 14 Jan 2010

Two agency heavy-weights boost growing management team

Integrated agency Touch DDB has expanded its management team with two senior appointments: Scott Walker, who joins as new deputy creative director and Andrew Godley as business director. The news follows the agency’s recent business wins for Phillips and Porto del Sol Holidays.

Walker, a creative heavy-weight, joins the agency from iris, where, as deputy creative director he headed up a number of brands including Coca-Cola, Adidas, Sony, Polar and PowerAde. At Touch DDB, he will work closely with Guy Bradbury, executive creative director, across all clients, amongst them: VW; Star Alliance; Phillips and The Financial Times.

During his career, Walker has worked at a number of major agencies such as DDB (Sydney), Y&R and Clemenger BBDO. He brings a wealth of expertise and cross-sector knowledge to Touch DDB and has been the creative lead for a number of high profile brands including Visa International, British Airways, McDonalds Nickelodeon, VW and Phillips.

Godley joins Touch DDB from OgilvyOne where he worked as business director. In his new role, Godley will be leading a number of Touch DDB key clients and will also work closely with Victoria Fox. Managing director, to drive new business growth, specifically building on its charity, automotive and travel credentials. 

Godley boasts extensive experience having worked across a wide range of channels and sectors. At Ogilvy One, he managed its key BT account, which involved delivering off- and online direct response campaigns, identifying new revenue opportunities and growing its media mix. Prior to this he was at Saatchi & Saatchi, where he was part of the leadership team on Toyota GB, Microsoft Licensing (EMEA) and Standard Life accounts.

Victoria Fox, managing director at Touch DDB, said: “securing both Scott and Andrew is a real coup. They are both at the top of their game and will make a huge impact to Touch DDB. This is an exciting time for us; 2010 is going to be a big year and it’s great to have some new energy in the agency.” 

Guy Bradbury, executive creative director at Touch DDB, said: “Both the product and talent of an agency has never been more important and with Scott and Andrew’s great credentials I have no doubt they’ll prove invaluable to Touch DDB. They’ll both be instrumental in helping us to have a really strong and creative 2010.”
Walker commented, “Having seen the agency’s campaigns for clients such as Remember A Charity and Changing Faces, its’ clear it stands head on shoulders above the competition. I look forward to working alongside Guy and being part of the agency’s impressive creative team. ” 

Godley added, “Touch DDB has been on my radar for a while - I consider it as a rising star in the industry. I look forward to contributing to its next stage of growth.”
 

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