Three of the four founders of creative agency Common Ventures - Damian Damjanovski, Jane Burhop and James Crawley - are included in B&T's latest 30 Under 30, a first for the impressive start-up and a glass marker of big things to come.
Along with CD Brian Merrifield, the young team left Ogilvy Sydney two years ago to start their very own agency.
Says Burhop: "Despite what people will tell you, it's not all cat videos and double rainbows. The main thing that got us through those four-coffee days and endless nights was our approach to problems that appear impossible. You quickly see the importance of perseverance."
Their attractive mix of strategy and creative has allowed the agency to freely work on a diverse list of projects without the restrictiveness of big agency bureaucracy and endless email ping-pong.
The agency has created campaigns such as Adshel's 'How Agency Are You?' and this year's 'How in Love with Advertising Are You?' to OOH campaigns for charities The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and one-punch violence activists Step Back Think.
Says Damjanovski: "Our work reflects our agility as an independent agency. We've put our heart and soul into every project to prove ourselves and I'm immensely proud of everything our team has achieved in our short history."
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