Vince Lagana Joins As Executive Creative Director

We are excited to announce the appointment of award-winning Executive Creative Director Vince Lagana who is set to start in June.

Lagana joins us from his role as co-ECD at Leo Burnett Sydney where he helped to create the globally awarded Coke Small World Machines, Bundaberg Rum’s Road to Recovery, and Samsung’s S-Drive, LifeLIVE, BrainBAND and Pocket Patrol initiatives.

On joining The Monkeys, Lagana says: “It’s time for me to follow a fresh path and I’m excited to be joining one of the best and most progressive advertising brands in the country. I have a huge amount of respect for what The Monkeys has achieved and I can’t wait to help lead and drive its creative product even further into the future.”

Recently ranked by The One Club as amoungst the top ten creative directors in the world, Lagana has established an impressive reputation as a creative director and art director, including two-years as Associate Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, and previously as Creative Group Head at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney.

His work for brands such as Coca-Cola, Diageo, Lion Nathan, Toyota, Canon, Sony, WWF and Samsung has won hundreds of awards, including over 40 Cannes Lions and multiple D&AD Pencils. During his time at Leo Burnett, the agency was ranked in the top 10 creative companies in the world, twice by the Gunn Report, and in 2016, was named AFR’s 4th Most Innovative Company in Australia.

Says our Cofounder and Group Chief Creative Officer, Justin Drape: “Vinnie’s a talented leader and a true gentleman. He makes the people around him better so he will be an integral part of our plans moving forward and Scott Nowell, Mark Green and I are all looking forward to working with him again, having done so many moons ago before starting The Monkeys.”