Octopus Group hires new Creative Director Dave Montrose

Dave Montrose – who previously worked for Octopus Group as Head of Design between 2016 and 2018, during which time he led on design across a number of key accounts such as Vodafone, Adecco Group, Bluejeans, British Heart Foundation, Worldpay and Zendesk – has re-joined the agency as Creative Director.

During his last stint at Octopus Group, Dave created the agency’s brand identity. In his new position, he will drive the continued implementation and evolution of the brand, providing creative oversight and direction across the business.

During the past two years Dave has worked in exclusively digital design roles on enterprise-scale digital platforms for FTSE100 companies including Sage, easyJet, Toyota and Taylor Wimpey. We’re excited to bring those skills into Octopus Group as a compliment to the standout work we already do in this area. 

Jon Lonsdale, CEO at Octopus Group said: ‘We’re delighted to have persuaded Dave to come back home to OG, this time as our Creative leader. With our creative reputation growing in the industry, it’s important to invest in coming up with the best digital content to drive our client campaigns. Dave gets the DNA of this company and the ambition of what we’re trying to achieve.

‘On the back of a great year of award wins for campaign work, it’s a really exciting time for us. It’s great to have Dave back and pushing us creatively onto the next level.’

Dave Montrose added, ‘Octopus Group is a company very close to my heart, and one I’ve found myself measuring all other companies against for culture and work ethic over the last few years, so I feel immensely proud to have been welcomed back. We already have lots of exciting changes happening this year both operationally and across key hires, and our Brand to Sales proposition is going from strength to strength.

‘I’m looking forward to helping elevate the already great creative work we’re doing, and in turn defining the future of the agency and our clients’ businesses. 2020 already looks very exciting indeed.’