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Celebrating Ben Bernbach

Every year before breaking for Christmas, the six agencies that make up DDB Group Sydney come together for an annual awards ceremony. Given the silly season is already well and truly underway by then, you can expect a lot of laughs (and just a few drinks). But while it’s a fun way for everyone to reminisce about the year gone by, it’s also a great opportunity to cap it off in style. And that’s exactly what Interbrand’s ECD Ben Miles did, picking up the coveted Bill Bernbach Award for Creativity.

Named after DDB’s visionary founder, the award goes to the employee who most contributed to the Group’s creative culture and excellence. Ben delivered on this in spades. As Interbrand’s creative guru, Ben propelled the studio’s work to new heights, leading world-class projects for the likes of Fed Square, Foxtel, The Prince Akatoki, and The Royal Institute of Deaf and Blindness, as well as the multiple-award-winning G’ AY MATE campaign for marriage equality.

“It’s an honour to receive this award. I’m so humbled to lead such a talented, hardworking and enjoyable group of people every day, and I can’t wait to show off all the incredible work we’ve done.

“2018 was a huge year at Interbrand. The team tripled in size, and we’ve really evolved our capabilities and ways of working. And with so many exciting new projects just getting started, I know this year is going to be even bigger. Bring on 2019!”