Syzygy UK flies in Brazilian talent to lead creative department
28 October, 2010
Agency appoints executive creative director from Agency Republic
Leading interactive agency Syzygy UK has secured Victor Sahate as its new Executive Creative Director. Sahate joins the digital shop from Agency Republic, where he led the design department, being responsible for the quality output of the agency across all clients. He also was responsible for producing and directing campaigns for Baileys Irish Cream, Bells and Boots USA.
Joining the agency at the end of August, Sahate will build on its extensive portfolio of digital campaigns, which includes the groundbreaking 2010 FRijj augmented reality ‘bottle recognition technology’ campaign. He will lead the creative department in producing a number of forthcoming projects, specifically an exciting new digital campaign for Mazda. He will also help the agency re-think its processes and communication models for the digital era.
Sahate joined Agency Republic in 2007 as senior art director, progressing quickly to head of design and creative director, holding the 2 roles for about 2.5 years. During this time his design department produced campaigns and interactive projects for big brands such as Playstation, Mercedes-Benz and Adidas and won more than 15 international awards including Cannes Cyber Lion, Eurobest and Tomorrow Awards.
Sahate began his career as a designer at Globo.com. He then helped founding the agency Gringo in Brazil, setting their quality standards that quickly led the agency to be known as one of the most inspiring creative agencies in the world.
Mark Ellis, Deputy MD at Syzygy UK, said: “Victor’s appointment signifies the start of a new era for us. We have some ground-breaking work coming out of the agency over the next six months and his leadership and inspiration will be fundamental. We’re looking forward to him bringing some South American flair to the agency, and hopefully some of its sunshine too.”
Sahate added: “It’s an absolute pleasure to join Syzygy. This is the right moment to re-evaluate how creativity works across an agency environment and shift energies to the right things. It’s something I’ve been mulling over for quite long time and, as a designer, it’s a big honour to be in a place that genuinely wants to make something happen – Let’s do it.” For more information, contact:
Sarah Owen or Hannah Gabrielle at Pumpkin:
T: 020 7287 2007 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feona McEwan, Group Communications Director, WPP (London)
T: +44 20 7408 2204, F: +44 20 7491 191 About Syzygy
Syzygy is a full service, interactive agency group with offices in London, Frankfurt and Hamburg. And with over 12 years experience as an agency they’ve developed an excellent reputation in the digital sector. Clients include Orange, HSBC, DeBeers ForeverMark, Dairy Crest, Mazda and Mercedes-Benz.