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John Mescall

Global Executive Creative Director
McCann Worldwide

John recently made the move to New York in the position of Global Executive Creative Director at McCann Worldgroup.

Prior to this, he was Executive Creative Director of McCann Melbourne. Under John’s leadership, McCann Melbourne became the world’s most awarded agency in 2013, and the world's 3rd most awarded digital agency.

Honours included LIA Agency of the Year, The Gunn Report Agency of the Year, D&AD Agency of the Year, Cannes Agency of the Year (Runner Up), and Campaign Brief Agency of the Year.

As both a writer and a Creative Director, John has won six Cannes Grands Prix including the 2014 Cannes Effectiveness Grand Prix, Black and Yellow Pencils at D&AD, One Show Best of Show, and multiple LIAs, Clio, Spikes and Webby awards. His work has also been featured in the TED Ads Worth Spreading Initiative, and housed in London's Design Museum.

John was named in the 2013 Creativity 50; AdWeek’s annual listing of the world’s 50 most influential creative thinkers and doers, and Business Insider ranked him the 8th most creative person in advertising worldwide.