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Ben Clare
Executive Creative Director
We Are Social

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA // Ben is a writer, surfer and father (not necessarily in that order).

His creative reputation has been built over a 15-year career working in Australia and the United States.

In this time, he has won hundreds of local and international awards across dozens of brands at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, CLIO, AWARD, The Webbys and more, as well as multiple Effies.

Most notably, his work for Google and Coca Cola won the inaugural mobile Grand Prix at Cannes, and most recently a Grand Prix at the 2021 Spikes Asia and Grande Lotus at AdFest 2021 for his work on Tourism New Zealand’s Play NZ campaign.

A proven creative leader with an unrelenting passion for work that taps into societal moments and modern culture, he held the role of Group Creative Director at Emotive prior to joining We Are Social. Before that, he was Creative Director at TBWA Sydney, Clemenger BBDO Sydney and prior to that, Johannes Leonardo in New York where helped the agency win Adweek's Agency of the Year.

Over his career, Clare has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable brands including Google, Qantas, Tourism Australia, Amazon, Optus, Skittles and many others, helping them tell their stories in meaningful ways across film, digital experiences, branded entertainment, PR and social.

Highlights include having his work parodied on the Jimmy Kimmel show, praised by Snoop Dog and 50 Cent, and showcased around the world in multiple Google case studies as best in class advertising (among many other achievements that are probably better described over a beer).

Outside of advertising, Ben has lectured at Miami Ad School and AWARD School. He also has three small children, one wife and very little personal time.