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Creative Duo Crosby & Cottam Joins McCann London
James Crosby (l) and Will Cottam
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McCann London has hired Will Cottam and James Crosby, the creative team behind lauded work for Freedom Brewery and The Prince’s Trust. Cottam and Crosby come over from CHI & Partners where they spent the past four-and-a-half years.

Freedom Brewery garnered such honors as a Cannes Bronze Lion in Art Direction this year, along with Press and Craft for Design Pencils at D&AD 2017.  

Cottam and Crosby’s work for Prince’s Trust, a U.K. charity dedicated to positively impacting the lives and perceptions of disadvantage young people, also scored impressively on the 2015 awards show circuit with the film “Learn The Hard Way”--directed by Seb Edwards of Academy Films--gaining recognition at Cannes (Silver and Bronze Lions), D&AD, Clios and New York Festivals. The Prince’s Trust helps to land opportunities for marginalized youth through job training, education and employment.

Laurence Thomson, co-chief creative officer at McCann London, said: “We’re super stoked to have James and Will join our growing talent here at McCann. They have created some really bold and interesting work, which is why we’re looking forward to supercharging them into achieving more creative greatness. We have high hopes. Watch this space.”

McCann London creates work for such brands as Microsoft, L’Oreal, MasterCard, Premier FoodsSubway® brand and Wimbledon.