Levi Slavin

Chief Creative Officer, Colenso BBDO website

Appearing at Semi Permanent Auckland 2019

Levi Slavin has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has won over 100 international awards across dozens of brands; including 15 Grand Prix, 35 Cannes Lions, 20 D&AD Pencils, and New Zealand’s first Black Pencil at D&AD.

Levi’s work has featured at TED, ranked #1 on both the iTunes music and podcast charts, and become part of popular culture through song, product innovation, branded series, and film.

When Trump was elected, Levi moved from New York to New Zealand to run ColensoBBDO. In his first year, the agency was named the #1 Best and Bravest by Contagious, #6 most awarded in The Big Won Report, #10 in The Gunn Report, and Agency of the Year by Axis and Campaign Brief.

Before Colenso, Levi was at BBDO New York. His work on The Message — an 8 episode original branded podcast — won two Gold Lions for GE. The following year, the sequel Life.af/ter won a Yellow Pencil at D&AD. Before BBDO, Levi was Global Creative Director at Anomaly NY working on Google and Diageo.

Before Anomaly, Levi was Creative Director at Colenso BBDO. Where he was named the most awarded advertising writer in the world in The Big Won Report. Before Colenso, Levi was at Saatchi & Saatchi, London, working on T-Mobile, and Guinness. Before Saatchi, Levi worked for ClemengerBBDO in both the Melbourne and Perth offices. Before all that, Levi didn’t know anything about advertising and was mainly focused on growing a moustache.

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