Code Computerlove has enticed Stefan Shaw to relocate from London agency The Creative Partnership and become its new creative director.
Shaw, 39, joins the Manchester agency after almost two years at The Creative Partnership, where he set up the company's digital division in 2010 and was latterly digital creative director.
He has worked on brands including Sony Playstation, Levi's and Paramount Pictures and had spells at agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, BBH, Amaze and Greenroom Digital.
Some of his best-known work includes the promotion of This is England, which went on to win YDA BestOnline Campaign, digital marketing for Paramount Pictures’ How To Train A Dragon film and the Granny Love viral video to promote Lionsgate’s movie ‘Employee of the Month’.
Shaw said: "Code is an agency I’ve had my eye on for a while and so when they approached me with this fantastic opportunity to be part of the agency’s exciting future, the decision to relocate to Manchester wasn’t too much of a difficult one.
“I will bring fresh ideas to current campaigns and will be working on the increasing number of pitches that the agency is currentlypresented with.”
Shaw's arrival means Code's staff numbers now top the 60 mark, the largest team so far in its 13-year history.
Tony Foggett, Code’s CEO, said: “Like a number of us here at Code, Stefan has been working in digital media pretty much since the world-wide web hit our computer screens; he is very technically forward thinking and can apply his creativity across all platforms, grounded with an in-depth knowledge of what clients want and need. His transmedia marketing experience, strategic insight and idea orientationwill add real benefit to Code’s current offer.
“Stefan will not only make an impact on our ever-growing agency but we believe his experimental approach will be an important part of our next phase of development.”