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Tara Ford leaves DDB to join The Monkeys as CCO

Tara Ford, till now Chief Creative Officer (CCO) at DDB Sydney, has joined Accenture Interactive’s creative agency The Monkeys as CCO.

The Monkeys Co-Founder and Group CCO, Scott Nowell, says the founders are looking forward to working with Ford having admired her work from afar. “Tara is an immense talent who makes the people around her better. We love her work, love how she goes about it, and look forward to seeing her bring that to The Monkeys.” he says.

Mark Green, Lead Accenture Interactive ANZ and Group CEO of The Monkeys, says Ford has been “prolific” throughout her career.
“Tara is one of the most outstanding creative leaders in ANZ and this has been recognised far and wide. Notably, Tara was named Creative Person of The Year at the 2020 Campaign Asia Awards.
“Besides that, Tara is a great personality and we are extremely pleased to welcome her to the team.”

And she finds the time to be the mother of four boys.

Extensive experience working for world reputed agencies and clients

Leaving aside her tenure as CCO at DDB she has worked at some of the most creative agencies around the world, such as Wieden + Kennedy in Amsterdam and TBWA in London, using her experience to develop cultural impactful creative platforms for iconic brands such as PlayStation, Nike, McDonalds, Virgin, Absolut and VW.

Her work has been consistently recognised throughout her career, at the highest level of every major international award show, across clients and disciplines.

Multiawarded works and judg at most reputed creative competitions

Among these recognitions she has been presented Cannes and Spikes Grand Prix.
Her GAYTM campaign for ANZ Bank was also named the ‘Best Direct campaign in the World for 2014’ by the Big Won and #1 ‘Best of Print/Outdoor/Design for 2014’ by

Tara Ford has judged and chaired at every major global award show. She is a sought-after industry speaker and active mentor to young creative.

Board member of the Advertising Council

As a board member of the Advertising Council of Australia and AWARD Committee, she helps guide the future direction, reputation and values of the industry as a whole

Image over the headline.- Left to right: Scott Nowell (The Monkeys Co-Founder and Group CCO), Tara Ford (ECD The Monkeys) and Mark Green (Lead Accenture Interactive ANZ and Group CEO of The Monkeys).© The Monkeys.

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