Ben Clare

Ben Clare

Creative Director at Clemenger BBDO Sydney
St. Leonards, Australia

About me

Ben is a writer, surfer and father (not necessarily in that order).

He currently works as a Creative Director in Sydney. He began his at Euro RSCG and JWT, before eventually selling his surfboards and moving to New York City where he worked at Johannes Leonardo for several years. However, a longing for decent coffee and consistent surf brought Ben back home to Australia where he joined Clemenger BBDO Sydney.

For 12 years he has helped brands such as Coca Cola, Google, Qantas, Foxtel, Frucor, Tourism Australia, Skittles, Campbells and more tell authentic stories in culture across markets in the USA and Australia.

His work has won numerous accolades and honours, garnering recognition from all the major creative and effectiveness award shows (Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clios, The Andy Awards, New York Festivals, The Webbys, Spikes Asia, Young Guns, Effies), some friends, his Mum and Dad, his wife and some fairly random but obviously kind people on Twitter. Below are the highlights:

Won the inaugural Mobile Grand Prix at Cannes.

Somehow got Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent to share my work.

Inspired the communications industry to re-imagine the possibilities of display advertising.

Helped people from over 57 countries to actually 'Buy The World A Coke' from their phones.

Turned Google Translate into a platform to help rebuild Japan’s spirit after the 2011 earthquake.

Helped Johannes Leonardo win Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year in 2011.

Invited Maria Sharapova, Jimmy Kimmel and the world to show off Google’s latest innovations

Helped V Energy become the fastest growing energy drink in Australia ahead of Red Bull.

Caught the attention of World Leaders during the UN General Assembly to encourage the elimination of HIV around the world.

Made a simple campaign for soup that’s now being used by Google as a global case study.

Helped turn Australia into one of the world’s top culinary destinations.

Represented the USA at Cannes Young Lions.

Created Australia’s favourite Christmas campaign of 2017.

Creative Director
Sydney, Australia
2016 - Present (4 years 7 months)
Senior Creative
New York, United States
July 2010 - February 2012 (1 year 7 months)
Clients: Google (Creative Lead), Coca-Cola, Bacardi, InBev, Chanel and GE (Ecomagination)2011 - AdAge Small Agency of the Year (Silver)2012 - YoungGuns Digital Agency of the Year
Sydney, Australia
2008 - 2010 (2 years)
Clients: Nokia (Creative Lead), Kellogg's, HSBC and Nestlé
Havas Worldwide Sydney
North Sydney, Australia
February 2006 - August 2008 (2 years 6 months)


2007 (1 year)
2nd place AWARD School 2007


2003 - 2005 (2 years)

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