Starting his career 17 years ago in New Zealand, Matt crossed the ditch and has spent the last 12 years working at some of the best agencies in Melbourne. During his time in the industry, he’s helped reduce gambling addiction in Victoria, guilted kids into visiting their parents more often, made the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play non-stop for 24 hours, hijacked the live broadcast of the most watched sporting event in history, broken a Guinness World Record, made a film 5 days long, and invented a word about bad mobile phone etiquette that’s now in the dictionary.
He has won awards at every major international and local advertising festival, most notably a Cannes Grand Prix for Effectiveness, 8 Cannes Lions, a Yellow Pencil at D&AD, and the Direct Grand Prix at Spikes Asia. He also had two campaigns in the WARC 100 Top Campaigns in the world. In total he has over 180 awards and recognitions in his career.
Matt has judged on award show panels internationally and locally, and is also heavily involved in junior creative development as a past tutor for Award School in Australia, and junior mentor for MADC.