John, who is a Global Executive Creative Director, expanded his responsibilities in 2016 to become President of McCann Worldgroup’s Global Creative Council. In this dual role, he provides creative leadership across McCann's global brands, and works closely with McCann's creative and strategic leaders across all markets.
Prior to this, John was Chief Creative Officer of McCann Australia, responsible for the Melbourne and Sydney offices. Under John’s leadership, McCann Melbourne became the world’s most awarded agency in 2013, and the world’s 3rd most awarded digital agency.
John’s record of honors include The Gunn Report Agency of the Year, D&AD Agency of the Year, Cannes Agency of the Year (Runner Up), AWARD Agency of the Year, Spikes Asia Agency of the Year and Campaign Brief Agency of the Year.
As both a writer and a creative director, John has won over 60 Cannes lions plus 6 Cannes Grand Prix, Black and Yellow Pencils at D&AD, One Show Best of Show, and multiple Clio, Spikes, LIA and Webby awards. His work has also been housed in London’s Design Museum.
John has served as a jury member or jury president at all the major shows, including Cannes, D&AD and One Show.
John was named in the 2013 Creativity 50: AdWeek’s annual listing of the world’s 50 most influential creative thinkers and doers, and Business Insider ranked him the 8th most creative person in advertising worldwide.
John Mescall Job Title Global ECD and President Company MCCANN WORLDGROUP GLOBAL