Matthew Barnes, former chief creative officer from Ogilvy Johannesburg, is the new Executive Creative Director at OneDayOnly.
‘We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have experienced the growth that we have over the last 11 years. It seemed like the natural progression – to bring on an award-winning innovator who is capable of enacting even more growth. I don’t think we could have found a better fit for the role. Barnes’ experience in itself makes him the perfect candidate for the job. Ogilvy Mather, Publicis, TBWA Hunt Lascaris – he’s worked with and led teams of top creatives on a global level. It’s not just his experience that has us excited though. His distinct persona is one that fits the OneDayOnly culture seamlessly,’ said Laurian Venter, Sales and Marketing Director at OneDayOnly.
Barnes’ 20 plus year career in advertising is adorned with awards from the industry’s foremost bodies, including the Cannes Lions, Loeries, Smarties and dozens more.
Commenting on his appointment, Barnes remarked, ‘The secret ingredient to great advertising is a brave client with a powerful brand and a creative culture. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a few of these increasingly rare beasts. So to be given the opportunity to join OneDayOnly is like winning the creative lottery.’