ROTHCO, part of Accenture Interactive, announced the appointment of Jen Speirs as Executive Creative Director. Jen’s appointment will see former ECD Alan Kelly promoted to Chief Creative Officer.
Prior to working at ROTHCO | Accenture Interactive, Australian-born Jen was Deputy Executive Creative Director at BMF Australia. A multi award-winning creative, Jen has worked on brands such as McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, TAL, Bonds, BWS, UN Women and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Her work has won awards at NY Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Cannes, Effies, Media Federation, Caples, and Spikes Asia.
In addition, Jen has been a member of several award juries, both in Australia and overseas, including Cannes, Spikes Asia, AdFest and NY Festivals. She has also been invited to speak on her career at various events, including the Inaugural Australian 3% Conference and Cannes See It Be It.
When I look at a lot of ROTHCO’s work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft. So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck in.
Rothco’s Chief Creative Officer, Alan Kelly:
I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores. Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire. I also may have told her that Dublin’s weather is pretty much the same as Sydney’s – hopefully, she hasn’t fact-checked this yet. Welcome, Jen!
Over the past 23 years ROTHCO has risen to become a leading creative agency in Ireland. But they have always been driven by a global ambition. To this end they have produced campaigns that have run in 23 markets, for brands such as Heineken, Aon, Unilever, AIB, Hailo/MyTaxi, Rory McIlroy Inc., Kodak and Tesco.
Their work has been globally recognized with awards from every major global awards show and in 2018 they took home 117 international awards, including the coveted Cannes Lions Grand Prix in the Creative Data category. In 2018 they spoke for the fourth time at The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This followed an acquisition deal with Accenture Interactive earlier in the year, giving their ambitions an exciting new edge.
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through our connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, we create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. Accenture Interactive is ranked the world’s largest digital agency in the latest Ad Age Agency Report, for the third year in a row.