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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


JWT Singapore's highly awarded kiwi copywriter, Andrew McKechnie, clinched the Young Professional of The Year award at the Institute of Advertising Hall of Fame Awards on Friday night. McKechnie, 28, was the only creative nominated for the coveted trophy. The Young Professional of The Year award celebrates young talent from various disciplines in the advertising industry. This year, five finalists from areas such as
media, planning and account management, were in the running for the award.
McKechnie has been based in Singapore for the past 7 years. During this time he has worked at FCB, BBDO and JWT creating work for Samsung, SC Johnson, Visa, KFC, Unilever, Mercedes-Benz and HSBC.
His work has been awarded at every major regional and international award show, including D&AD, The One Show, Clio, Cannes, Communication Arts and Young Guns. He recently won the Outdoor Grand Prix at AdFest for his Wrangler print campaign and was also selected as one of Clio's Top 12 Young Creatives in the world.
"If 'The Young Ad Professional' is supposed to reflect what the future professionals of the industry are going to be like, then I'm happy Andrew won. He's a good example to follow", said Ali Shabaz, Creative Director, JWT Singapore.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like a clever chap but the sidies are badly shaped. Maybe he hasnt seen them properly. I hope he sees this pic. Like the hoodie. Is that Huffer?

8:30 PM NZDT

Blogger Rigor said...

looks like huffer to me... great last name also!

2:52 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey rigor, be cool if your last name was Mortis................


sorry...... it's just that..... well there haven't been many stories on here.... have to go to the Oz blog....... and that aint as fun......
ok, I'll go now..... do some DM or something.
Hope something new comes up here soon......

2:09 AM NZDT


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