Creative leader and writer Corey Chalmers has been appointed as the new Executive Creative Director for integrated indie agency YoungShand.
The appointment follows ten years at Saatchi & Saatchi where Chalmers led work such as ASB’s Clever Kash innovation, the lauded ‘Unbreakable Bond’ campaign for Toyota Hilux, and Chorus’ much loved ‘Badnet’ work, as well as consistent success at all major award shows including Cannes, D&AD, Effies and many more.
“It’s not often you get handed the creative keys for an established and respected indie with a healthy business and excellent foundations in digital, design and story. The hunger for even stronger end-to-end creative here is huge, and the people, culture and collective ambition is exactly what I was looking for. When Duncan kindly offered me the role, it was a pretty easy decision,” says Chalmers.
Duncan Shand, Managing Director at YoungShand says agency is focused on creating world class brands.
“Corey’s experience across a wide range of sectors partnered with his passion for innovation makes me really excited about this next chapter for YoungShand. He’s a smart guy who leads by example and will grow the next generation of creatives in our team. We’re excited to get going.”
Emma Dalton, General Manager at YoungShand adds: “Corey is a lovely guy, incredibly talented and we have a shared hunger for creating work that delights. He has already made a big impact and I’m thrilled to have him on the team. Our creative product will really benefit from his leadership.”
This new hire comes as YoungShand positions itself as the leading independent integrated agency in New Zealand, focused on growing New Zealand businesses into world class brands. This new hire is effective immediately.