Mark Standen has been a card-carrying member of the Adelaide advertising industry for 15 years.
Rising up through the ranks from a junior copywriter at Stokes King DDB Needham through to his current position as an agency principle and Creative Director of Upstairs Advertising. Along the way, Mark has set foot in just about every major advertising agency in Adelaide, being highly sought after as a freelance writer. During this time Mark was privileged to work on an enviable variety of blue chip clients, including Mitsubishi, ETSA and BRL Hardy.
A move to London in 1994 saw Mark work on such prestigious accounts as Timex Watches and Repsol Petroleum. Returning to Adelaide in 1996 Mark set about forming professional associations, with the ultimate goal of establishing a new breed of advertising agency. That plan was realised with the formation of Suit for Hire in 1999.