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Dave King

Creative Partner at WolfKing Agency, Sydney

Dave King


Dave Co-founded WolfKing Agency with Creative Partner Jason Woelfl in May 2018. Jason and I had previously worked together at M&C Saatchi Sydney and DDB Sydney. Together we have developed creative solutions for clients such as Westpac, Westfund, VW, Skoda, BT and Domain. We look forward to continuing to produce intelligent, effective thinking for our clients at WolfKing.

Prior to that Dave was at DDB as a contract Creative Director. He was there for 14 months working on the above clients.

Prior roles included ECD at Innocean Sydney, Chief Creative Officer WhybinTBWA Auckland, Joint CEO and ECD of M&C Saatchi New Zealand, ECD at Aim Proximity Auckland and prior to that, National Creative Director Direct for M&C Saatchi Australia.

Whilst at M&C Saatchi Australia, they were Direct Agency of the Year six years straight and always amongst the top 20 Agencies in the World*. At Aim Proximity he led the agency to No 2 in the World and he was rated No 3 Creative Director in the World.

Dave has won a number of awards including a D&AD Yellow Pencil, 2 Nominations, over a dozen Cannes Lions including two prestigious Integrated Lions, over thirty Caples Awards including multiple Golds and a Best of Show, and dozens of other awards from One Show, Adfest, AWARD, Axis, Clio, ADMA and LIA. As well as creative awards, Dave has won a multitude of effectiveness awards.

In 2011, Dave was awarded one of the world's leading accolades, the Irving Wunderman Award at the John Caples Awards in New York. This trophy is given to a creative with a body of consistently great work over a number of years.

Dave has been Chairman of Judges at AWARD three times, Adfest twice and D&AD once. He has also served on Cannes twice, D&AD twice including as jury foreman, NY Festivals, Axis, ADMA, Adstars and RSVP juries.

At the 2013 New Zealand Effie Awards, M&C Saatchi was the only agency to win two gold effies which included overcoming New Zealand's most difficult marketing challenge.

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