Michael Canning joined the creative leadership team at 72andSunny as group director. Canning comes to Los Angeles after four years as managing partner, executive creative director at Leo Burnett New
York. A native of Sydney Australia, Canning began his career when he won a scholarship to Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, London. He then joined Lowe Hunt Sydney, where his work for
Unilever, "Lynx Jet," won the Cannes Media Grand Prix. Canning then joined Leo Burnett's Sydney office, working on Canon, Diageo and World Wildlife Fund. Leo Burnett then invited Canning to launch a
new office for the network in New York. He left Sydney in 2011 and relocated to the USA as a founding member of Leo Burnett New York. While there, the agency grew to 40 employees, working for brands
including the Village Voice, United Nations, Kellogg's, Samsung Digital Appliances, Chobani and FiLIP Technologies. "Launching an agency in New York was an invaluable learning experience for me but
I'm really excited to move on to the next chapter in my career," said Canning. "LA has emerged as the new epicenter of branded content, tech and entertainment, and 72andSunny is right in the middle of
that. I feel a genuine optimism here that we can make great things and take the industry to exciting new places."