Colin’s career spans 17 years and 3 continents. He has spent the last 9 years at David&Goliath where he is a Managing Partner and Chief Creative Officer. In 2011, David&Goliath was named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year. In 2012, Business Insider ranked Colin #11 on its list of the Most Creative People in Advertising. Under his creative leadership, the agency has grown from 60 to 230, adding 50 employees in the last year. He has been instrumental in helping founding client Kia become one of the fastest growing car companies in the world. Colin was responsible for creating the Kia Hamsters campaign, which includes one of the 20 most viewed commercials of all-time, according to Adweek.
Prior to joining David&Goliath, Colin was a VP Creative Director at Arnold in Boston where he oversaw Volkswagen, Timberland, and ESPN. He created a wide range of high-profile work including the VW Passat “Feature Films” campaign, which was the most awarded digital campaign in the world in 2006.
Before moving to the US, Colin did tours of duty at Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore), TBWA Hunt Lascaris (Johannesburg) and King James (Cape Town). He worked on various clients including; Toyota, Burger King, Guinness, Hewlett-Packard, Land Rover, BMW, South African Airways, Nando’s, Johnnie Walker, among others.
His work has been recognized at every major international award show including, Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, Clios, Effies, among others. He has also served on many international jury panels. Colin regularly speaks and writes about music, trends, and pop culture. He was featured in Billboard Magazine’s article “Music’s Mad Men,” which highlighted the evolving relationship between music and advertising.