adam&eveDDB hires Cannes Lions Grand Prix-winning creative team of Charlotte Upton and Callum McDonald
Callum McDonald (l) and Charlotte Upton
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Cannes Lions Grand Prix-winning creatives Charlotte Upton and Callum McDonald  have joined adam&eveDDB in London.

The pair, who won the Grand Prix in Radio at Cannes Lions this year for their Skinny “Phone It In” campaign, join adam&eveDDB from Colenso BBDO, Auckland, where they worked on accounts including Mars, WWF, and Spark. They will report to executive creative directors Ant Nelson and Mike Sutherland.

In a joint statement, Nelson and Sutherland shared, “Charlotte & Callum are a force to be reckoned with. In the short period of time they’ve been in the industry they’ve made some really interesting, different shaped work and we couldn’t be happier to have them at the agency.”

McDonald said, “150 years ago my ancestors spent six terrifying months sailing from Britain to New Zealand to secure a better life for them and their descendants. It was all for nothing because I’m back to make some ads for the top creative agency in the U.K. I’m sure they’d understand.”

Upton added, “We’re ready to learn a lot from the talented folks at adam&eveDDB, ride a Boris bike and for our accents to become a muddled, confused mess.”

In addition to winning the top prize at Cannes, Charlotte and Callum were named Emerging Talent of the Year at the New Zealand AXIS Awards, and picked up a further two D&AD Yellow Pencils and two Grands Prix at Spikes Asia in 2023 alone. 


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