Matthew Brink

Matthew Brink

Copywriter / Executive Creative Director at BBDO New York

New York, United States

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Matthew Brink started his career in South Africa as a copywriter. After bouncing around a few agencies he settled at Lowe Bull in Johannesburg. During these years he created the iconic Axe “Get A Girlfriend” Campaign.

After achieving all of his career goals in South Africa he set off for the bright lights of New York City to work at BBDO New York.

Three years later he got an offer he couldn’t refuse and returned to South Africa to take up a joint Executive Creative Director position at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris. He returned to BBDO New York in 2015.

Over the years he has created compelling work for clients such as Axe, BMW, AT&T, HP, Grey Goose, Bacardi, EA, HBO, FedEx and GE.

He has won a number of awards, including 24 Cannes Lions. He also features regularly at D&AD, Clios and One Show. Matthew has judged at Cannes, New York Festivals and D&AD.


Executive Creative Director

BBDO New York
New York, United States
January 2015 - Present (2 years 5 months)

Freelance Copywriter / Executive Creative Director

January 2014 - December 2014 (11 months)

Chief Creative Officer

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
January 2012 - December 2013 (1 year 11 months)

Associate Creative Director

BBDO New York
New York, United States
2008 - January 2012 (4 years)

Creative Director

King James Johannesburg
June 2007 - June 2008 (1 year)

Creative Director / Group Head Copy / Copywriter

Lowe Bull
October 2002 - May 2007 (4 years 7 months)


Sterling Sound
Johannesburg, South Africa


Foote Cone & Belding Durban
Durban, South Africa
Foote Cone & Belding Durban


BSocSc: Anthropology, Psychology

University of Natal
1995 - 1998 (3 years)

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