Damon Stapleton

Regional Chief Creative Officer - DDB New Zealand and Australia

Damon Stapleton
Damon is Regional Chief Creative Officer of DDB New Zealand and Australia. He was formerly ECD of
Saatchi & Saatchi Australia and TBWA Hunt Lascaris in South Africa. He has worked on global brands such as BMW, McDonald’s, Toyota, Nissan, Heineken, Visa, Cadbury and the World Cup 2010 campaign for Adidas. 
Damon has collected awards at some of the most prestigious international advertising shows, including 24 One Show Pencils including 11 gold, 45 D&AD Pencils – including 5 yellow and the first and only Black D&AD Pencil ever won in Africa. He’s won 62 Cannes Lions, including the Grand Prix and eight Gold Lions including a Titanium and Innovation Lion, two Grand Clio and the first ever ADC Black Cube ever awarded.

He is most known for his “Trillion Dollar” bill campaign for The Zimbabwean and Penny the Pirate for OPSM which have won over 200 international awards between them. Penny the Pirate was judged to be the most effective campaign in the world by the WARC 100. The Zimbabwean is in the permanent collection of the British Museum.

He’s had a variety of short stories published as well as articles for various magazines and writes a
blog called damonsbrain.com which currently has over 150,000 followers. It is stuff he thinks about
instead of world domination.