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Scott Nowell

Scott Nowell

  • Australia
  • Member since 2016

Scott is a founding partner and Executive Creative Director of Sydney creative agency
The Monkeys.

Scott started The Monkeys with Mark Green and Justin Drape in June 2006. In 2012 Scott, Mark and Justin also started design company Maud along with David Park. In ten short years they’ve grown from three founders to over 120+ employees.

Scott has judged numerous award shows including Cannes Lions, Clio, AWARD, MADC, Caxtons, Cannes Young Lions and has been a keynote speaker at the Caxtons, Semi-Permanent - the world’s biggest design conference - and AWARD.

Prior to The Monkeys Scott worked at Bozell Worldwide, FCB Melbourne and Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, creating some of Australia’s most popular and awarded campaigns - Fox Sports, Stihl and Olympus to name a few – work that would help Saatchi & Saatchi win agency of the year three years running.

Scott has written and directed award winning short films, documentaries, web and television series, including teaming with Andrew Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films to create, write and produce the critically acclaimed comedy drama :30 Seconds, nominated in the 2010 Logies, the AFI Awards and The Australian Writers Guild Awards. Scott has written and produced long-form brand-funded content for major brands such as Telstra and Ubank, and script edited and produced the ABC Documentary Art Irritates Life on the story of cult art movement and surf brand Mambo.

Scott is an integral part of the The Monkeys’ success, having helped Australia’s biggest brands grow and succeed with campaigns for the likes of Telstra, Parmalat, Ubank, IGA, Ice Break, Oak,, Blackmores and award-winning campaigns for MLA’s Australia Day and recent diversity work.

Whilst still relatively young, The Monkeys has captured the imagination of Australian advertising, and were named the Effective Agency of the Year at the 2016 Australia Effies, Mumbrella Agency of the Year for 2015 and won the 2015 and 2016 Ad Campaign of the Year for the MLA Australia Day Campaign. They are also highly recognized by trade publications AdNews, Campaign Brief and B&T and have won Agency of The Year five times (2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 & 2010) amongst other industry accolades.

Maud has also been recognised by AdNews and B&T as Emerging Agency of The Year and Specialist Agency of The Year.

Scott lives on the northern beaches of Sydney and regularly transports himself back to 1986 to play in a heavy metal hair band.

Contact Scott.

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