Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand Appoints Steve Cochran Chief Creative Officer

Paul Wilson and Steve Cochran

Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has appointed former Colenso BBDO, Auckland executive creative director Steve Cochran as its new chief creative officer.

Cochran joins the agency after 22 years at Colenso, most recently in the position of Executive Creative Director – a tenure that saw him participate in the winning of awards at global shows including One Show, D&AD, and Cannes Lions.

“I am thrilled to be able to partner Steve once again,” said Paul Wilson, managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi. “He is a world-class creative leader with an impressive and consistent track record of success. Not only that but he is an awesome human. I know he will have a significant impact on the agency and across our portfolio of clients.”


“I remember as a hopeful junior copywriter showing my book at Saatchi & Saatchi and being told to come back to when I had more experience,” added Cochran, CCO of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.

“Seems some 25 years on I’ve finally done it. And I couldn’t be more delighted. Saatchi & Saatchi is the most well-known advertising name in New Zealand. They have amazing, iconic brands as client partners. And importantly, they’re a bunch of damn nice people too. Right now, as the world resets, changes and adapts to new ways of doing things, the opportunity to join Saatchi & Saatchi and be part of writing their next chapter was one too good to miss.”

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