Celebrated International Creative Jens Petter Wærnes joins Scholz & Friends
Scholz & Friends fills a top creative position for its new client McDonald’s with the internationally distinguished top creative Jens Petter Wærnes. He will also drive creative campaign development for selected international clients.
After three years at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco and more than six years at BBDO in New York, the native Norwegian has been on board at Scholz & Friends as Executive Creative Director since the beginning of the year. The multiple Cannes Gold winner has comprehensively managed global brands such as AT&T, FedEx, Gillette, Guinness, Pepsi, Snickers, Subway and VISA in the United States, and now brings this international experience to Scholz & Friends. At Goodby Silverstein & Partners, he most recently had full creative responsibility for Comcast, one of the world’s largest telecommunications providers.
Jens Petter Wærnes’ work has been recognized with the highest honors at all international award shows. Among others, he has won multiple gold medals at Cannes and the Grand Prix at the Youtube Awards. One of his works has been included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
Jens Petter Wærnes, Executive Creative Director at Scholz & Friends:
“I had the pleasure to learn from and work with the biggest international names and brands in advertising. But after a decade in the States, the longing for friends and family in Europe became a stronger pull. I always had love and respect for Scholz & Friends because of its outstanding creative output and great agency culture. Over the years, Matthias Spaetgens and I kept a strong bond, talking advertising and life. So when our family decided to relocate back to Germany it felt natural for me to rejoin my German creative family at Scholz & Friends. Bringing in my international experience, I’m looking forward to push the creative achievements for our clients.”
Matthias Spaetgens, CCO & Partner at Scholz & Friends:
“I have known Jens Petter for many years and have followed his stations and creative work in the US closely. It’s great to have a creative on the team who has done outstanding work in the world’s best agencies over many years. Jens Petter is a top creative, great personality and at the same time a team player. With him we would like to further strengthen our top creative position and push the internationalization of our agency. We all are happy to have you on board, Jens!”