Host Paul Dunne fires the starter’s gun with a chat to Ant Keogh – creative powerhouse and Chief Creative Officer of The Monkeys Melbourne. Creativity, humility and Catholic guilt all rate a mention as Australia’s most lauded ideas guy reflects on his career so far.
Paul Dunne is a writer, presenter and highly regarded advertising Creative Director. Having worked alongside many of the greats of Australian advertising for over 20 years in some of Australia’s top agencies, Paul has given up on greatness rubbing off on him – but he’s still curious about what makes these folk tick.
Ant Keogh is Chief Creative Officer of The Monkeys, Melbourne. For the past five years, Campaign Brief Australia ranked him the #1 Creative Director in Australia. As a copywriter, his most famous work was the Carlton Draught “Made from Beer” campaign featuring “Big Ad”. As ECD he guided Gold-lion winning campaigns such as TAC “Meet Graham”, Snickers “Hungerithm“, Bonds “Boys”, Victoria Tourism’s “Remote Control Tourist”, National Australia Bank “Breakup”, Four ‘n’ Twenty’s “Magic Salad Plate”, Australian Guide Dogs’ “Support Scent” and Carlton Draught “Slo Mo” & “Beer Chase”. He has served on the Cannes Lions jury three times.