OgilvyOne London has a brand new digital creative head – Dave Birss (above).
Dave has over a decade’s worth of online experience under his belt and arrives at OgilvyOne following a successful spell as a freelance consultant, helping agencies to integrate their on and offline offers. Before that he was at Poke, where he was creative director, a position he also occupied at MRM Worldwide, where he worked for three years. He was also a founding partner of Unchainedguide.com, an online guide to the very best independent shops across the UK.
Over the past 15 years Dave has created acclaimed work for brands such as Orange, Hewlett-Packard, Lexus, Fosters, Pedigree Petfoods, as well as working on the Scottish Prison Service and the Museum of Scotland accounts.
Colin Nimick, executive creative director at OgilvyOne London says: “Dave is a key appointment for us, someone who’s going to play a big role in our push to become London’s top digital agency.
“He’s done everything from TV ads and websites to toilet signs to direct mail; he’s been a head of copy and a head of art. He’s one of those rare truly integrated creatives who can turn his hand to most things, who’s won plenty of awards and acclaim and who understands the technical stuff that lies behind the best digital work. Overall, he’s just about the perfect appointment for an agency like OgilvyOne London.”
A Scot who’s also a keen blues guitarist, amateur poet, and inveterate blogger; holder of a BSc in computer programming and advanced mathematics; a former nude model, as well as a farmer, stand-up comedian, session musician, university lecturer, and breakfast show DJ; he joins the OgilvyOne London team today (1st June).
You can follow Dave’s blog here: http://davebirss.wordpress.com/, or follow him on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/davebirss