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McCann moves John Mescall to global ECD role

McCann Erickson announced today the promotion of John Mescall to the new role of global executive creative director.

Mescall, currently executive creative director of McCann Australia, will relocate to New York in the coming months and join recently announced global ECD’s James Dawson-Hollis and Bill Wright as part of McCann Worldgroup global creative chairman Rob Reilly’s initiative to strengthen the agency’s creative leadership.

Australia’s national creative leadership will be shared by Melbourne and Sydney ECD’s Pat Baron and Dejan Rasic.

Ben Lilley, chairman and CEO of McCann Australia, said it was a wonderful endorsement of the world-class creative output our entire Australian operation has been producing over the past two years.

Under Mescall, McCann Australia become one of the most awarded agencies in the world with more than 200 trophies across 15 globally recognised campaigns, including Dumb Ways To Die for Metro Trains, Impossible Orchestra for the federal government, Guilt Trips for V/Line and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s 100-Day Challenge.

Prior to joining McCann, Mescall was partner and executive creative director of SMART (which was acquired by McCann Worldgroup in 2011), one of the most successful and progressive independent agencies in Australia.

Rob Reilly, global creative chairman, added Mescall helped lead McCann Australia to become one of the best agencies in the world.

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