And you know what? Our clients love working with us! There’s a terrific atmosphere in our office overlooking Albert Park Lake, where we have great coffee, an open bar and a couple of happy dogs waiting to greet you. We take our work very seriously, not ourselves.
Kenny Hill — Founder + Creative Director
Kenny has a track record of delivering results for leading brands in virtually every sector, from retail to airlines, auto to fast food, government to fashion. He entered the advertising industry some 20 years ago at the legendary Berkeley Square HQ of J Walter Thompson London, where he was mentored by some of the best minds in the business.
Australia beckoned in 2004, with leadership roles at top agencies, working with blue-chip clients such as Qantas, McDonald’s, Kellogg’s and Optus. In 2014, seeing seismic shifts in the industry, he took the plunge and set up Akkomplice to deliver commercial creativity in a more collaborative way.
Kenny has an excellent reputation for his lateral thinking, creative energy and professional integrity. As founder of the business, he makes sure our clients enjoy the process of working with Akkomplice as much as the results. Supporting emerging talent is also a passion, and he is a mentor for The Marketing Academy here in Australia.
Sara Oteri — Executive Creative Director
A copywriter who became a celebrity chef, who developed into a creative director, who just wants to change the world for the better – that’s Sara!
Sara’s skills span from strategy, conceptual thinking to writing and beyond. She sees the big picture and tackles problems with a sharp business mind and meaningful creative executions.
With a background in food, having been a contestant on Masterchef Australia, Sara brings invaluable knowledge to our FMCG clients.
She may be pint-sized but she’s worked on some of Australia’s biggest brands including Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Vegemite, Red Cross, Kellogg’s, Darrell Lea and Sirena.
Kane Gray — General Manager
Kane has worked in the Marketing Services industry for over 20 years with an extensive range of clients including ANZ, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Telstra, Medibank and Target. Kane’s a dedicated and passionate professional who cares about all aspects of delivering great work on time and budget.
Kane is always committed to meeting the objectives of a project, using his comprehensive skills to get things done and solve problems on the move. Kane thrives when working with others with a focus on the success of the entire team. Outside of work, Kane loves footy and racing. He is a dedicated father of two and a highly respected coach to junior footy players in his local community.
Emma Baston — Head of Digital
Emma has a unique skill set gained over the last 16 years, having worked across creative agencies, publishers, and media. She’s helped some of Australia’s largest brands with cutting edge digital products and measurement, balanced with time spent at independent agencies nurturing smaller brands firsts steps into digital—a true allrounder!
She has worked at Facebook in a client partner role, as well as a Head of Digital compacity across Target, Kmart and Coles. Her last role focused on growing digital audiences across well-known lifestyle brands such as Marie Claire, Instyle, Women’s Health, and Better Homes and Gardens.