DDB Sydney welcomes Steven Hey and Simon Koay as Associate Creative Directors

DDB Sydney has welcomed Steven Hey and Simon Koay as associate creative directors, continuing to strengthen the agency’s creative department.

Koay and Hey join from Wunderman Thompson, where they paired up four years ago as creative directors, working across brands such as KitKat, Rural Fire Service NSW and Parkinson’s NSW.

The pair bring a combined 25 years of experience to the agency – working across clients including Tourism Australia, Pepsi, Aldi, Google, and MLA – and their efforts in their new roles will be focused on McDonald’s Australia.

Their work has been recognised at many major shows, including Cannes, Spikes Asia, AWARD, and Caples.

Matt Chandler, DDB Sydney executive creative director, said: “I’ve been hearing people gush about Simon and Steve for a few years now, so I couldn’t be happier to now have them here at DDB. They’ve done work I’ve admired on huge brands, locally and globally, and I’m super excited for both us and our clients about the work they’ll do here.”

Hey and Koay said they were looking forward to joining DDB Sydney as the agency’s new associate creative directors.

“We’re really excited to be joining an agency with the reputation and calibre of people that DDB has. It’s a fantastic opportunity to work on a globally-loved brand like Maccas, and continue to create work that connects with people,” they said.

First published via Mediaweek.