December 3, 2012
Cannes Global ‘Top 10’ Ranked Art Director Rejoins DDB
New York, NY (December 3, 2012) - DDB New York, part of DDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com), announced today that James Tucker, one of the world's most awarded and innovative creatives, has joined the agency as Associate Creative Director. Tucker will report to Matt Eastwood, Chief Creative Officer of DDB New York.
Prior to joining DDB New York, Tucker served as a Senior Art Director at Colenso BBDO New Zealand, overseeing the launch of a new global campaign of Tourism Fiji and the re-launch of Export Dry and Monteith's. Previously, he held an Art Director position at DDB New Zealand working on local and Trans-Tasman business, which included the well-known campaigns for New Zealand Lotteries, Sky Television, and Volkswagen. Tucker’s career began at DDB New Zealand, where he served under creative trailblazer Toby Talbot.
Eastwood commented, "James is as talented as he is tall—which is, very. He is someone that I've had my eye on for a while as he created award-winning campaign after award-winning campaign. He's funny, smart and innovative. All of which he uses to solve real business problems for clients. I'm thrilled that James joined DDB New York, and I look forward to seeing his unique sense of humor in action."
In an impressive career to date, Tucker was ranked number one in the 2010 Young Guns competition, and also ranked as the 16th most awarded Art Director in the world by ”The Big Won” the same year. In 2012, James was ranked the seventh top Art Director in the world at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
“I'm incredibly excited to be back in DDB family," said Tucker. "I love great ideas and reaching things off high shelves. I’m thrilled to get the chance to do both here in New York. ”
While at BBDO, Tucker created award winning campaigns for DB Breweries and worked with brands such as Tip Top, Tourism Fiji, and Burger King. During James’ tenure at DDB New Zealand, the agency won at Cannes, D&AD, CLIOs and Young Guns for work on Cadbury, New Zealand Lotteries, and Sky Television, including the much awarded Arts Channel campaign.
Most recently, he is credited with the outstanding work for Tourism Fiji, helping Colenso win the global business, and Monteith's Cider and Export Dry beer, which won a total of eight Lions at Cannes in 2012. Tucker’s client credits also include major brands such as McDonald's, Rebook, Bank of New Zealand and Telstra.
DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc (www.ddb.com) ranks among the top five consolidated advertising and marketing services global networks, according to Advertising Age. DDB emphasizes Social Creativity to grow the value and influence of brands around the world by creating ideas that people want to play with, participate in and pass along. The agency is consistently one of the most awarded at the Cannes Festival of Creativity and was recognized by The Gunn Report as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 10 of the last 12 years. DDB was also recently named the Spikes Asia Network of the Year for the second consecutive year and the Eurobest Network of the Year for the third consecutive year. DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries.
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