Boys and Girls Makes Senior Creative Appointments
Boys and Girls, the leading Dublin based advertising agency that counts Three, Aldi, Dulux, Digicel, 123, Rabo, McDonnells, Britvic, Elave and Insurance Ireland amongst its clients, has announced that is has promoted John Kilkenny and Laurence O'Byrne to the position of Creative Director, each working on specific clients within the agency. They will work with Boys and Girls founding partner Rory Hamilton who has been promoted to Executive Creative Director, the most senior creative role at the business. He said: “Promoting John and Laurence is a reflection of the important contribution that both have made to the creative growth and development of the agency. Their award-winning work keenly reflects our philosophy of “Daring Simplicity” in what’s fast becoming one of our busiest ever years.”
With Boys and Girls since 2015, Laurence previously held the role of Senior Art Director. A highly awarded creative with over 60 national & international awards including Cannes Lions, Clio’s and Epica awards, Laurence has worked on a number of major brands including Heinz, Cadbury’s, Three, Digicel, Cuisine de France, Miller and Carlsberg. He previously worked with several leading advertising agencies including Publicis, Grey Helme, Y&R,Ogilvy Dublin & Ogilvy Paris.
John joined Boys and Girls in 2014 as Head of Art. Prior to then he acquired a decade of experience working as an advertising creative in some of Ireland’s top advertising agencies including Publicis Dublin and Owens DDB. He has won numerous national and international awards for brands such as Three, Dulux, TG4, No Nonsense, VW, Cadbury and Meteor.