Dave Byrne, head of creative at Thinkhouse, the youth marketing agency, has been appointed to the board of the company.
With responsibility for recruiting, leading and developing a team of creative and communications specialists in the agency, Byrne has worked with a wide range of Irish and international brands since joining the agency eight years ago from Bodytonic, the music, culture and food company where he was an event producer and promoter.
Since then Byrne has worked across a number of Thinkhouse’s departments including PR, social media and events. Since 2016, has been responsible for the leadership of the agency’s creative production department.
“Thinkhouse has afforded me an opportunity to flourish both creatively, and culturally – by intermixing my personal passions, connections and beliefs with my work. It’s been a massive journey and I feel privileged to be part of such an creative, courageous and value-led organisation. Through everything we do, we continue to challenge convention, innovate and deliver exceptional results for the brands we work with. In recent years, our team and services have grown hugely and I’m really excited to play a part in shaping the what next for Thinkhouse” says Byrne.
According to Jane McDaid, founder of Thinkhouse: “At every level of seniority, in every discipline, Dave has demonstrated that he is an action-oriented, fair leader. In times of success – Dave ensures his teams shines. In times of adversity or challenge, Dave takes it on. Dave has always, truly lead by example. Focusing on getting the job done with a positive, fun-filled attitude that’s always rooted in youth culture – Dave is the embodiment of our culture that is rooted in respect, fun and ambition. This is an exciting stage in Thinkhouse and we’re thrilled to have Davey B with us, navigating an exciting future that we’ll all be proud to be part of.”
Apart from McDaid and Byrne, other board members include David Coyle, head of commercial & operations and Claire Hyland, head of The Youth Lab. Clients of the agency include Heineken Ireland; Unilever; Barry’s Tea; innocent; ESB & Electric Ireland,Musgrave (Frank & Honest), RTÉ; Lucozade Suntory; Intersnack (Hunky Dory’s); Life Style Sports; Tony Chocolonely, My Impact, Nespresso, Michael Kors, Amazon; Dropbox; Twitter and Facebook.