McCann London hires ex-WCRS ECD Ross Neil amid raft of creative appointments

McCann London has expanded its creative team with a succession of five new hires and promotions led by the appointment of Ross Neil as new executive creative director.

Ross Neil has joined McCann London

Having previously served as executive creative director at WCRS, Neil will serve alongside McCann London’s chief creative officers Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson to help run the creative department.

Resources have been bolstered further with the arrival of creatives Ran Stallard and Jenna Morrissey from Ogilvy who boast a wealth of experience working for clients such as Vodafone, Greenpeace and Volvo.

Elsewhere Jessica Hayes, formerly of Google Ventures business Wonderbly, has been signed up as new head of talent followed in quick succession by McCann’s own Lisa Carrana who has been promoted to deputy head of art.

Neil said: “It’s an honour to join an agency with such a creative pedigree. I cannot wait to get my teeth into some of the best accounts in the world, with some of the best talent in the world. Here’s to making some of the best work in the world.”

Thompson added: “Have you met Ross Neil? He is most wonderful and excellent, and we look forward to him having a huge impact on our work and culture. We’re super lucky yet again to have more world class talent join the team.”

McCann London managing director Sheryl Marjoram was among the attendees at The Drum Arms pop-up pub at Cannes this week to discuss sonic branding.

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