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Posts Tagged ‘Leon Wilson’

Wilson Splits from Energy BBDO

Just over a year after joining Chicago-based Energy BBDO as SVP/group creative director, Leon Wilson has headed back home Down Under. From what we’ve been told, though, Wilson is staying within the Omnicom-owned network and assuming the chief creative officer role at Proximity Melbourne, aka Clemenger Proximity.

During his yearlong stint at Energy BBDO, Wilson helped serve as a lead creative on the agency’s Wrigley account in his GCD role, working on efforts such as this anthropomorphic spot for Orbit from earlier this year. From what we’ve been told, Wilson’s last day at Energy BBDO was actually Aug. 30 and that the agency does plan to replace him. Prior to Energy, Wilson spent two-and-a-half years as a GCD at Fallon, working on accounts including Travelers and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. During his career, the Kiwi native also served in senior creative roles at the likes of Publicis Mojo and Colenso BBDO.

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Energy BBDO Adds New GCD

Chicago-based Energy BBDO is adding some new creative leadership to its Wrigley account, namely Leon Wilson, who has joined the agency as SVP/group creative director after spending over two-and-a-half years at Fallon’s Minneapolis HQ. During his time at Fallon, Simon (handsome mugshot you see) worked on campaigns for Travelers and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas among other accounts.

Now at Energy, Simon, who will work on agency’s big Wrigley biz, says in a statement, “I was attracted to Energy BBDO because Wrigley is such a great creative opportunity, but what really cemented it in my mind was the culture of the agency. [Energy BBDO CCO] Dan Fietsam and his team not only have an ambition and enthusiasm that is infectious, but possess the mental maturity and intelligence to think around corners. It’s an agency full of smart people wanting to push things and have fun in the process. That’s a very charismatic combination.”