Jake Barrow

Jake likes to look at communications in a new way, an approach that has seen him create some of the world’s most innovative work, on some of the biggest brands in Australia. 

During his 10-year tenure at the agency, his leadership has seen it ranked 6th Australian Agency of the Decade by Cannes Lions and 3rd Australian Agency of the Decade by Campaign Brief. As one of Australia’s most awarded advertising creatives, he has in excess of 300 industry awards, including 18 Cannes Lions, with 5 Gold. He has twice been ranked in the Top 20 Advertising creatives in the world and was recently included in the Top 100 Global Creative Influencers by Creative Pool. 

Jake has created a global dog-adoption movement, had TV commercials on display in art galleries, been a judge at multiple international award shows, and has had work featured in the book “100 Ideas that Changed Advertising”. 

Jake is a regular guest lecturer at AWARD School and places great importance in mentoring young creatives. Outside of advertising he spends way too much time in his garden and is owner of the best looking cat in Melbourne – quite possibly the world. 

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Executive Creative Director, Melbourne & Sydney