You will always work with our top people. You will always have access to the best brains. That's an article of faith for us: it's who we are.
Calling himself a 'refugee from big agencies', Mike is the Executive Creative Director of Magnum Opus Partners. Over 30 years he has guided its development to become one of Australia’s most consistently successful independent agencies. Before starting Magnum he previously 'enjoyed' senior executive roles with major agencies like Mojo MDA, McCann Erickson and Grey. His desire to deliver better outcomes for clients that were not predicated on size of budget was the catalyst for him starting Magnum Opus. All clients, all budgets deserve great results. Today he combines strong strategic analysis skills with notable creative flair, Mike takes a hands-on role in all MOP strategy and creative outputs, and is in charge of all creative production.
The agency’s Director of Creative Strategy & lead copywriter, ‘Yolly’ has been an entrepreneur and ad man for over 25 years. His long agency experience includes Moffatt Sharp, Ross and Partners and his own agency You, Me & Him as well as Magnum Opus Partners, and he is the recipient of many national and international copywriting and advertising effectiveness awards. He also offers exceptional skills in client liaison, interpreting research, strategic analysis and campaign planning, and in his spare time he is a widely respected commercial writer and author, blogger, and occasional voiceover artist.
The agency's MD, Erin is a highly-credentialed businesswoman, and marketing and advertising executive, who combines a winning, empathetic manner with in-depth management skills, backed by thorough preparation and project management control. Erin’s key strengths lie in her capacity to make things happen, think strategically and stay ahead of the game. She is highly respected for the work she has done in leading teams and her ability to partner closely with both private and public sectors clients and businesses to drive results, change, and growth, and especially in the tourism, events and leisure sectors. She has high-level contacts across many levels of industry domestically and internationally.
Pat is the Agency’s Creative Director and a senior art professional. After spending 2 years abroad in London, Pat returned with a wealth of experience working across major international brands including Nestle, GSK and the NHS. He also enjoyed working across some local brands and won major international awards including a Silver Cannes Lion and 3 Clio awards. His time in London focused on wellness and consumer health products to produce communications to trigger positive decision-making by the public. Pat calls his work “art that sells”, and that’s a great description. He uses advanced art skills to maximise the visual impact of a client’s proposition.