Aden Hepburn

Founder | Akcelo

Aden Hepburn


Aden is a new-world creative and business leader who co-founded Akcelo in 2020. The independent agency, just 3 years old, has scaled globally on the back of delivering award winning work for a host of the world’s most ambitious brands like TikTok, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, PepsiCo, LEGO and McDonald’s.

Prior to this, he built his career inside WPP, the world’s largest Advertising & Marketing communications group listed on the London Stock Exchange. There, he launched VML in Sydney, and under his leadership it scaled to 180 staff and multiple offices alongside a host of world famous work, global awards and APAC clients. From there, he led the merger of VML & Y&R to create VMLY&R, where he oversaw 5 offices and 450 staff across Australia & New Zealand.

Named in B&T magazine's 30 under 30 leaders, along with AdNew's 40 under 40 leaders.

Founder of a world famous digital marketing & creative technology blog, Digital Buzz. Aden is honoured to have won multiple awards at almost every global awards show; such as Cannes Lions, FWA's, OneShow, Spikes Asia, AWARD Awards, New York Festivals, LIA's, SXSW Interactive, ANDY's, CLIO's, The Webby's... and even a yellow D&AD pencil.


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