An employee at McCann Erickson Birmingham has been named in Media Week’s illustrious 30 under 30, a nationwide hunt to find the brightest young media stars
Oliver Disney began working at the communications agency seven years ago, straight out of university, as a temp making cold-calls.
The 29 year-old has since been promoted through the ranks to business development director and runs the new business team.
To enter the competition, Mr Disney had to demonstrate his success in major projects, strategic thinking and planning and getting results for clients.
He said: “I’m delighted to have been named in the 30 under 30.
“My team and I have brought a number of new clients to the agency, and I’m particularly proud of what we achieved during the tough economic climate.
“I wouldn’t say there is a secret to my success, I’ve just knuckled down and got on with every challenge that I’m set.”
Dean Lovett, chief executive of McCann Erickson, said: “Oliver is one of many bright young minds who work at McCann Erickson Birmingham.
“He is a great example of how people can forge successful careers within the agency, and he thoroughly deserves his place on the list.”
This year’s judging panel - which includes Tim Jones, head of HR at Aegis Media, Justine Southall, publishing director of Cosmopolitan, and last year’s overall winner Harry Dewhirst – will now whittle down the 30 winners to a shortlist of five, who will be invited to an assessment day.