Delaney Lund Knox Warren hires former D'Arcy creative team

Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners has boosted its creative ranks by hiring the former D'Arcy deputy creative directors Steve Drysdale and Steve Boswell.

The two men are best known for their work on COI Communications' anti-drink drive campaign, which netted a British Television Advertising Awards gold for "Dave". The team's Umbro campaign picked up a silver Lion at Cannes and a Campaign Poster Award.

Commenting on their shift to DLKW, the pair said: "When we left D'Arcy, we made a conscious decision to spend more time doing ads than doing meetings and DLKW seems the perfect place to make this happen."

The hiring follows DLKW picking up the advertising account for the DVLA's campaign to crack down on unlicensed vehicles.

"They bring both experience and creativity to DLKW and as we are growing as a company we want the creative department to expand in both its size and quality," the joint creative director, Malcolm Green, said.

The main DVLA creative account was held by D'Arcy and inherited by Leo Burnett when its parent, Publicis Groupe, dismembered the D'Arcy network last year.

D'Arcy handled the main creative account for the DVLA's road tax evasion strategy. The agency picked up the awareness brief and developed a £3 million advertising drive that broke last summer.

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