Omnicom-owned agency Martin Williams has hired a new chief creative officer.
Brock Davis, who spent over four years at space150, most recently as CCO, is the first chief creative officer at Martin Williams since the departure of former CCO and CEO Tom Moudry in early 2017, following over 13 years with the agency.
“This hire feels very synchronistic,” Martin Williams president Lori Davis said in a statement, which goes on to state that the two share “a vision for what the agency of the future could be. His talent and reputation speak for themselves, and I am extremely excited to have his partnership in this very important role.”
Davis has also served as group creative director for Carmichael Lynch and Olson. Earlier in his career, he spent around three years with Martin Williams as an art director and has worked with brands including Coca-Cola, Apple, Adidas, Target, Jacks Links, Subaru and Porsche.
In addition to his work in advertising, Davis is also a veteran artist who has exhibited in galleries around the world. His 2009 “Make Something Cool Every Day” project, in which he created a piece of art every day for a year, led to a kids T-shirt line at Target and editorial commissions for publications including The New York Times, Wired, Fast Company and Fortune.
In a statement, Davis said it was “a huge honor” to return to the agency.
“We have the tools, we have the platforms and the demand is at an all-time high,” he said. “However, we also have more clutter and fluff than ever before, which is why the power of the idea, rooted in unique but relevant human insight, is so much more vital today.”
He added: “Creativity has always been at the heart of Martin Williams. I’m very excited to help Martin Williams reclaim the idea and help that heart beat stronger than ever before.”