Austin, Texas-based independent agency Drumroll has hired – drum roll please – Russell Lambrecht as group creative director.Lambrecht will oversee creative direction, brand development and content strategy for the engagement agency.
The 20-year industry vet previously worked for mcgarrybowen New York as executive creative director, working with Verizon and Droid accounts. His appointment at Drumroll brings him back to Austin, where he was group creative director at GSD&M for over a decade, where his work included the famous “Wanna Get Away” campaign for Southwest Airlines.
Lambrecht’s work has been recognized by Cannes, The One Show, Communication Arts and Creativity, among others. At Drumroll he hopes to continue his award-winning ways for clients such as Microsoft, Capital One, Concur, Sony Computer Entertainment of America and Macerich.
“After working the last few years in New York, London and LA, I’m excited to be back home in Austin as part of the Drumroll team. My creative values line up perfectly with the Drumroll philosophy of creating campaigns and experiences with the purpose of building brand love. I can’t wait to join the amazing talent here. There’s no doubt we’ll continue to create breakthrough work and have some fun along the way,” said Lambrecht.
“Russell has a passion for crafting stories, a fluency in media and a track record of driving brands,” said Drumroll co-founder and CEO Kirk Drummond. “He’s well known for taking a thoughtful approach to advertising, digital and experiential campaigns for big names like AT&T, Southwest Airlines, BMW and Walmart. Russell was the clear choice to partner with me to lead our creative efforts as we continue to grow, expand our client base and create meaningful and valuable connections between audiences and brands.”