Ad industry heavyweight Jake Bester has recently been appointed as Partner and Executive Creative Director (ECD) at Dalmatian Advertising.
Bester has eighteen years of creative experience to his name, starting with an 11-year stint at Ogilvy Cape Town and most recently as ECD at Publicis Machine, where he helped build the agency from it’s inception in 2009.
He is well known for his work on blue-chip brands such as Red Bull, Volkswagen, SAB, Adidas and Nando’s and has been the recipient of numerous local and international awards.
Bester joins at a time when the Dalmatian is enjoying exceptional growth, with a number of exciting new client gains in the last few months.
Commenting on Bester’s appointment, Dalmatian Managing Director Gabrielle Weinstein says, “Jake brings with him a refreshing approach to creative leadership and agency culture and will challenge us to continually look at things from a new perspective. As the creative custodian for the business he will be responsible for building, inspiring and motivating the creative team to deliver on our brand positioning – to create work that demands attention.”
Adds Bester, “I am excited about this excellent opportunity to become part of the evolution of Dalmatian. There is tremendous potential for Dalmatian to do great things and create powerful advertising and I hope to be able to play a positive role in taking the agency to that place.”