Singapore ad agency creative Stuart Mills in alleged altercation with security guard

Senior advertising agency creative Stuart Mills is at the centre of a furore in Singapore, following an alleged altercation with a security guard that was captured on camera.

Multi-award winning Mills was most recently global creative director at TBWA Singapore, but left the agency in May of last year and is thought to have been freelancing since then.

Before TBWA he worked for Cheil, SapientNitro, Bates CHI, Phibious and Ogilvy & Mather as well as Young & Rubicam, the BBC and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Back at the start of his career in the 1990s he worked for Saatchi & Saatchi in London, in the United Kingdom. He later moved to Australia where he worked in Sydney and Melbourne – for agencies including Y&R as it was then called, Clemenger BBDO and The Campaign Palace.

This was followed by his first stint in Singapore – at Ogilvy & Mather – in 2005 and then a period in Vietnam as Phibious group executive creative director. In the latter role he oversaw the creative output for Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia.

In 2013, he joined Bates CHI in Singapore as a freelance executive creative director.  He then moved to Seoul, Korea, in 2015 to work for Cheil. There, he worked on global projects for Samsung.

In 2017, he then returned to Singapore to take on the role at TBWA – where he remained in employment until May of last year.

His profile on – a portal showcasing creatives and their work to potential clients and employers – states: “Stuart is now writing films, researching a TV series idea and is also still available for freelance work and projects within the advertising industry.”

The same profile also lists a long line of awards triumphs at shows including Cannes, D&AD, Adfest, Spikes, the Clio Awards and the World Press Awards.

It has been reported that the incident with the security guard is now in the hands of the police.

Mills was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.


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