Tribal Hires Colin Jowell as Chief Strategy Officer

    Jowell previously founded UDKU which was bought out by KPMG.

    By Robert Cameron - Apr 13, 2021
    Tribal Hires Colin Jowell as Chief Strategy Officer

    Colin Jowell (L) and managing director Davy Rennie (R)

    DDB Group’s Tribal Australia has onboarded Colin Jowell as its first-ever chief strategy officer. Jowell makes the jump from KPMG where he worked in the consultancy’s Customer, Brand, and Marketing advisory.

    Prior to that, he co-founded UDKU, an innovation agency that was acquired by KPMG in 2018.

    Over the last year, Tribal has grown its headcount from 27 to 45 full-time employees nationally under the leadership of managing director Davy Rennie.

    The agency has also turned its attention to rolling out Total Experience, a new global delivery model. The new model consists of Customer Experience, Spark Innovation, Technical Engineering, Create, and Business Consultancy.

    “I’ve been a long time admirer of the DDB group – their work, their talented people and most importantly, their culture,” said Jowell.

    “Tribal has been behind some of the best recent examples of brands that not only deliver their promise through customer experience, but deliver exceptional commercial results for their clients. To join an agency as they are expanding their already impressive track record of growth, creativity and impact is incredibly exciting.”

    Jowell started in the role this week.

    “Tribal has gone through enormous change over the last couple of years. We’re focused on creativity, and we have some stellar work to show for it. Now, as we get closer to our partners and solve further upstream, we are adding serious credentials to our strategic offering,” added Rennie.

    “Colin brings a wealth of brand and experience knowledge, and will be the key to unlocking Total Experience in Australia and the Asia Pacific.”


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