Ralph Van Dijk
Founder and Creative Director
Eardrum
Australia



Ralph is a world authority on radio advertising. He started his career as an agency writer in 1987, winning a Clio Award for one of his first radio ads. He got the hint and has specialised in radio ever since. Ralph founded Eardrum in London in 1990, and launched Eardrum’s Australian agency in 2006. It is now the most awarded radio and audio agency in the world, producing innovative radio campaigns, imaging and branded content for advertisers, agencies and radio networks around the world.

His passion for the medium is fuelled by a determination to innovate, subvert and explore new ways for brands to connect to their audience through sound.

In the last 3 years alone, Eardrum has won 15 major international awards, including three Gold Lions at Cannes, One Show Grand Prix, New York Festival Gold, and was named Radio & Audio Agency of the Year at the 2013 and 2014 London International Awards. 

In 2014 Ralph was responsible for the no1 and no2 most awarded radio commercials in the world. In recognition of these accolades, he was selected as one of the ‘advertising legends’ to serve as jury President at the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Lions Festival.

His creative workshops never fail to enthuse advertisers and inspire creatives. One day his Mother will know what he does for a living.