Cam Hoelter back at DDB as the band’s creative partner

Cam Hoelter returns to DDB after five years as Group Creative Director at DDB Sydney.

Hoelter spent the last year on sabbatical after leaving CHEP Network after just six months as executive creative director. He was hired following the departure of Wesley Hawes in September 2020 and took over two months later after returning from New York.

Hoelter returns to DDB

He was part of the DDB network for seven years at both DDB Sydney and then DDB New York, working for clients such as McDonald’s and Volkswagen.

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Returning to DDB Sydney, he will work with McDonald’s as it celebrates 51 years of partnership with the network in Australia, the agency said.

DDB Sydney Executive Creative Director Matt Chandler said: “I couldn’t be happier to have Cam back at the agency. He’s a brilliant creative leader and a great guy in every way. I loved working with him the first time and I think the second time will be even better.

Hoelter added, “I know from experience how great the people are at DDB and what a powerful brand McDonald’s is. So going back to work with both of them was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever had to make.

The agency said Hoelter’s work at Volkswagen and McDonald’s has been recognized with 11 Cannes Lions.

After leaving DDB, Hoelter joined McCann New York as SVP, ECD, working at Verizon, then returning to Australia for the position at CHEP, and since absent from the advertising industry.

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