After spending over eight years as Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, Mike Spirkovski has announced that he will depart the role to pursue a new endeavor. Though not specifying his next position in detail, Spirkovski said “In my next chapter I want to continue doing purposeful work. I will be staying on with Publicis Group, with a focus on sustainability and all it entails – environmental, social, cultural, and economic.” He added that there will be ‘more to share on this soon.”
In a LinkedIn post he wrote:
During my time here, I have had the pleasure of working with the world’s biggest brands creating solutions across innovation & technology, product & utility, film & entertainment, and cultural brand acts.
I have been lucky enough to work for an agency that enabled me to do rewarding work and win both individual awards – being ranked number one CCO in Asia Pacific by the One Club Global creative rankings and this year named the 7th most creative CCO in the world by The Drum. I have also been surrounded by an outstanding team which has lead us to be Australia’s most awarded agency at D&AD, Cannes, One Show, New York Festivals, Spikes, London International and very recently Agency of the year at ADFEST 2022.
Some other highlights include consecutive years winning a Cannes Innovation Lion, Ads of the year, WARC Grand Prix’s, D&AD Impact pencils and most importantly awards For Good and Humanity. Plus, being part of the most-awarded campaign in the world in 2021 with ‘Donation Dollar’ for The Royal Australian Mint. Over the many years I am particularly proud of the work I have done with Toyota developing some of Australia’s most remembered and loved campaigns for the brand.
“Spirko has been such a fundamental part of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia for the last eight years, and he leaves an incredible legacy of creativity,” said Anthony Gregorio, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi.
“He has been a part of so many of our award-winning and business-changing ideas. The highlights being consecutive years winning a Cannes Innovation Lion and being part of the most-awarded campaign in the world in 2021 with ‘Donation Dollar’ for The Royal Australian Mint. His contribution over the years on Toyota has also been exceptional; helping to develop some of Australia’s most remembered and loved work.