The Works, part of Capgemini has bolstered the agency’s senior leadership team with the addition of Daniel Pankraz who will take up the role of strategy partner.
With over 20 years of experience, Pankraz (above, right) is a highly awarded creative strategist having held senior roles across an array of creative agencies in Sydney, London and New York including BBH New York, AKQ London, iris APAC and for the past six years has been head of brand experience and innovation at Leo Burnett Australia.
Pankraz will drive The Works strategy capabilities bringing with him a diverse skillset across brand, CX, communications, innovation and technology. As The Works continues its strong growth trajectory, Pankraz will oversee all output for key clients including Masterpet, Aware Super, Goodman Fielder, The Smith Family, Subaru, H&R Block and Destination NSW.
Says Douglas Nicol (above, left), partner, The Works: “We see Dan as the perfect fit for us. Not only will he lead the charge in amplifying our ‘Be Significant’ purpose, but his broad skillset and background particularly across innovation and technology will serve the evolving needs of our clients perfectly, as well as the wider Capgemini business. A mantra we hold close to our hearts here is ‘it takes guts to create work truly worthy of consumers attention’ and Dan certainly has that ambition in abundance.”
Says Pankraz: “I’m super excited to join the amazing team at The Works, an agency I’ve admired for a long time. I’m all about helping brands create commercial and cultural impact so The Works’ brand purpose to ‘Be Significant’ genuinely resonated with me and I’m excited to help accelerate that ambition.”
Over the span of Pankraz’s career he has received numerous industry acclaim, including international accolades from Cannes, Effies and One Show to Spikes, D&AD and Clio.
Reporting to Pankraz, senior strategist Lucy Batchelor, who joined the agency as an intern in 2017, has been promoted taking on broader responsibilities across the strategy team.