Brian joins from Apple, where he was Head of Creative and Strategy, EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) for iAd, Apple’s mobile advertising platform. He will report to Gerry Human, who becomes Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather London.
Prior to joining Apple in September 2011, Brian was Global Executive Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy, where he led the creative and strategic output of Nokia across all Wieden + Kennedy offices worldwide. Brian also spent two years as Creative Director of Dare, where he oversaw the creative output of Dare London and Dare NY including campaigns for Sony Xperia and Vodafone, and led major new business wins.
Gerry Human commented: “It’s great news for us. Over the years, Brian has consistently produced outstanding creative work and he has the right kind of experience to handle complex global brands.”
Brian Cooper commented: “Ogilvy’s Dove Facebook campaign really demonstrated to me that this is an agency looking to produce exciting, fresh work, relevant for the modern world. I’m looking forward to working with the team to build on this momentum, and develop truly integrated campaigns.”
Brian is one of few Creative Directors to have created major award winning work at both Digital and ATL agencies. His awards include campaigns for Sony Ericsson, Vodafone, MasterCard, Greenpeace, the Royal Marines, Lynx and Audi.
His awards haul includes 16 Cannes Lions, 5 One Show Interactive Pencils, 4 Webby nominations and numerous D&AD entries and British Arrows.