Amsterdam, Netherlands. January 7, 2013 – Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam is proud to announce the arrival of Genevieve Hoey, Fred Rodwell and Andrew Parsons (creative), Andrew Allen (digital production), Claire Beesley (PR) and Danny Feeney (planning).
Creative Director Genevieve Hoey joins W+K Amsterdam from BSUR Amsterdam, where she led the Global MINI account. Prior to that, Genevieve was Creative Group Head at M&C Saatchi Sydney, where she helped win the agency’s first D&AD Yellow Pencil for Mobile Innovation, along with many other international awards which led to the agency claiming Digital / Direct Agency of the Year in both 2008 and 2009.
Up and coming creative team Fred Rodwell and Andrew Parsons join the agency from VCCP. The two met through the D&AD Talent Pool just under three years ago and got their first placement at VCCP shortly after. The duo is most proud of their “Morethan Freeman” campaign for UK insurance brand More Than, a gnarly idea which got them full-time jobs at VCCP and a high level of industry acclaim.
Andrew Allen joins W+K Amsterdam as Digital Production Director. Andrew was most recently Executive Producer at interactive agency Rens, where he spearheaded the set-up of a new company branch in Amsterdam. Prior to that, he worked as an Interactive Producer at Droga5 New York, pushing out large-scale projects including the heavily awarded campaign “Decode Jay-Z”.
With over six years Public Relations experience at creative agencies including TBWA in the UK and New Zealand, Claire Beesley joins the Wieden+Kennedy team as PR Client Coordinator. Previous clients include NIVEA, Nissan, Marks & Spencer, Huggies and Specsavers.
Last but not least, Danny Feeney joins W+K Amsterdam as a planner. He began his career at DARE, working mainly on Hovis and Arcadia. After a stint helping to launch start-up agency NOW, he joined BBH London to work with Audi and Waitrose. Danny was previously at AKQA Amsterdam, working with clients like MINI and Philips.
Managing Director Clay Mills said, ‘With these hires we continue to enhance and diversify our skill-set, all focused on bringing outstanding creative work to market.’
About Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Wieden+Kennedy is an independent, creatively led advertising agency that creates strong and provocative relationships between good companies and their consumers. Founded in 1992, the Amsterdam office is a truly international agency purposefully built to produce global and pan-European campaigns. Clients include Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Heineken, GE, Nike, Electronic Arts, Intel, Carrera and ESPN. W+K Amsterdam was named the world’s most awarded advertising agency in 2011 by The Gunn Report.