Emily Harlock Named Partner, Chief Strategy Officer For Special Group

Special Group has appointed Emily Harlock as Partner-Chief Strategy Officer and Jack Nunn as creative director.

The hires reflect the agency’s effort to strengthen its London office.

Harlock and Nunn report to Partner-CEO Jennifer Black.

Previously, Harlock was Partner-Chief Strategy Officer at The&Partnership, focused on various accounts, such as Pets At Home, NatWest Premier & Coutts, LG, INEOS and Danone.

Prior to that, she was head of strategy at AMV BBDO, where she worked with key British brands, including Sainsburys, The National Lottery, Maltesers, The Economist and Cancer Research UK. She has also led global business for Unilever and Mars.

"Special is an amazing agency doing the most exciting creative work anywhere in the world, with a wonderful culture to boot," said Harlock. "Bringing that combination to London is an extraordinary proposition for both ambitious clients and brilliant people."



Nunn moved to Special Group from DDB Sydney, where he was a creative director. He will be working in London across all accounts. Nunn was the creative director for DDB’s largest account, McDonalds. He has also worked at several of Australia’s top shops, including Havas, M&C Saatchi and Special Sydney.

Special is a global creative group with offices in Auckland, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Wellington and London. Its client roster includes UberEats, Virgin, Smirnoff and Red Bull.

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