The MADC mission is to raise the creative standards of advertising and design in Victoria by encouraging the exchange of views and information on practice, conduct and other professional matters.
The Melbourne Advertising and Design Club is a professional association of Melbourne’s creative people in advertising and design. Established in 1955, the MADC is Australia’s oldest advertising club. The club has members from across all facets of the creative and advertising community and hosts Australia’s largest creative award night with up to 1,000 people attending.
The name therefore really only tells you a part of what we are. But there is no debate about our aims. Like any similar association, nothing is more important to us than the professional standards of our industry. So our primary aim is to raise the creative standards by whatever means available to us. The most obvious way is to garner support from like-minded individuals within our own ranks.
Growing up on a dairy farm it is said, is where Nick forged his love of ingenuity.
Spending the first 11 years of his career as an Art Director at JWT, Grey and Y&R, Nick won numerous awards for his work on a large selection of brands. After being sacked from Y&R Nick left with some stationary and a few client contacts and started one of Melbourne’s first digital agencies Sputnik. After 10 years of growing the agency into one of Australia’s most accomplished digital businesses with over 60 staff and a client list of international, high profile brands, Nick decided it was time for a new challenge and took up the role of Group Creative Director of Tribal DDB, working with a team of digital specialists and the broader DDB group.
Currently Nick is a founding partner and ECD of The Royals. With offices in both Melbourne and Sydney, much of the work the Royals are producing today has a strong dose of the ingenuity that Nick loves so much.Book your ticket
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