adam&eveDDB in London has hired Molly Wilkof and Mark Shanley as creative directors. Both Wilkof and Shanley were with Wieden+Kennedy London. Wilkof was a creative at W+K where she was behind Nike’s “The Toughest Athletes” campaign which launched on Mother’s Day this year.
Before joining W+K in 2019, Wilkof worked at Droga5 London on clients including Amazon. Prior to that, she worked at Barton F Graf and McCann, both in New York.
Wilkof’s appointment follows that of Shanley, who was the creative director on Nike’s multi-award-winning “Nothing Beats a Londoner” campaign. Shanley began his career at Dublin-based DDFH&B (now JWT Folk) as an art director before moving to W+K, where he was a creative director on both Nike and Bud light.
Last year, he also created a pro-bono campaign for Special Olympics Ireland, “Can’t Stop Now,” through the social enterprise Good Brains for Good Brands.
Both Wilkof and Shanley will work across the entire portfolio of adam&eveDDB clients.
In a joint statement, Ant Nelson and Mike Sutherland, executive creative directors at adam&eveDDB, said of Wilkof and Shanley, “Not only are they ridiculously talented, they’re also ridiculously nice people. We can’t wait to see them add their magic to the department.”