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Eardrum’s culture is best summed up by a client who recently introduced us to his CEO as ‘one of the most dynamic marketing companies I’ve worked with’.

Led by Founding Creative Director, Ralph van DIjk, the passion within Eardrum’s team of specialist producers, writers and directors is contagious.


    Position: Founding Creative Director


    In 1988 while working for a small advertising agency, Ralph wrote his first ever radio commercial. It went on to win a coveted Clio Award.

    He got the hint and has been specialising in radio ever since.

    In 1990, he co-founded Eardrum’s office in London, and after 22 years Eardrum has grown to be the world’s most awarded radio specialist agency.

    Ralph is asked to lecture and run radio creative workshops around the world. He is also a regular judge at the world’s leading advertising award shows including Cannes, London International and D&AD.

    One day his mother will know what he does for a living.


    Position: Group Account Director


    In the early 70’s, Les Gock took leave from the dispatch department of a major ad agency to become a rock star.

    As lead guitarist with HUSH he went on to earn 12 gold records in just 5 wild years.

    After the band broke up, Les set up business and offered his musical skills to the ad industry with phenomenal success. The company grew to become Song Zu, a music and sound design mecca in Sydney and Singapore that attracted some of the cream of Australasia’s composers and sound engineers.

    In 2003 Les sold Song Zu and now applies his years of experience to working with Eardrum’s largest clients as Group Account Director


    Position: Head of Digital Design


    James is the resident eyeball at Eardrum.

    Originally from the UK, James moved to Australia after successfully completing his Honors Degree. He spent 5 years as an Art Director working across all mediums with some of Australia's biggest advertisers before accepting a 2 year contract as creative lead for Sydney’s' number one Radio station - focused on developing its digital portfolio.

    It was there that James discovered the power of combining radio and digital and Eardrum’s clients have been benefiting ever since.

  • Dominic Youdan

    Position: Senior Writer


    Starting life as a Sports Journalist, Dominic soon swapped his match report pencil for one that was shiny, new and available for a limited time only.

    With a kaleidoscope of fresh thinking, Dominic quickly built up his trade at the award winning Global Radio in the UK, before crossing the stormy seas to Eardrum Australia. Possessing a proven track record and an outstanding creative mind, Dominic has quickly become a vital cog in the Eardrum wheel of awesomeness.


    Position: Producer


    Jessie Williams is an American actor, model, and activist, best known as Dr. Avery on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy and in the film sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, at least according to Google.

    When she isn't acting and modeling, Jessie Williams is tirelessly working as an award-winning producer at Eardrum. With over a decade of experience across radio, print and television advertising, Jessie is a vital member of the team.

    Her favourite Gelato Messina flavour is Milk Chocolate with Choc Peanut Fudge, just in case...

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