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Campaign Brief Magazine : September October 2007
FOR TH E RECOR D D&AD, On e Show and AWA RD. Says Langl ey: “What at tracted me to BMF when I came bac k from London, was the culture a nd their desire to do world c lass work. I’v e thoroughly enjoyed being part of that and look forward to this excit- ing o pportunity. One of my f irst challenges will be finding a fantastic art director to work with Richo.” Saat chi & Saa tch i NZ creative team Dave G ovier and Levi Slavin , originally from Marketforce Perth , transferred to the London office of Saatchi’. Says Sa atchi & Saa tchi NZ e xec ut ive c reative d irector Mike O’Sullivan: “The bo ys ha ve earned their stripes and are heading to the big smoke. To date Levi and Dave have done great work on Sol, NZ Ar my, Corolla and T V ONE Bran d to name but a few . The ir passion for mobile and int eractive have seen them move from a t radi- tional team to all round hybrid cre- at iv es. Kate Stanners (ECD London) jumped at the ch ance to ta ke on p eopl e at t heir level.” Cre ative te am Pau l Coghl an and Stephen de Wolf have been promot- ed t o se nior cr eat ives. They’ve work ed cl osely with Govi er an d Slavin since joining in Fe bruary. Addi tionall y, Helen Stee mson and Matt Swinburne have ‘switched’ to the New York office. SWITCH is a program that Saatchi & Saatchi runs wor ldwide, enabling high per- formin g staff the opportuni ty to work in othe r Sa at chi offices around the world. Mitchell Gage and Natalie Fevig will be joining the New Zealand offic e from Saatc hi New York for the SWITCH period. The team ha ve recently contributed to the NYC offic e being n amed Cannes and Cl io Agency of the Year for 2007. After four years at DDB London, ar t di rector Gavin Siakimot u has heading home to the agency where it all star ted for him, DDB New Langley - to creative leader of BMF, Sydney Zeal and, and is n ow p artn eri ng Mike Felix , one of DDB ’s tale nted young writers. “I have kept a eye on Gavin over the ye ars,” s ays ECD Toby T albot. “When I was at Colenso I tried to get him. I tr ied again at Saatchi’s. But what Gavin wanted to do was to stay within the DDB network. We’re thrilled to get him. He’s done really we ll i n ou r London office, especi ally on the VW business. I know that (London ECD) Jeremy Craigen was sad to lose him. Gavin hasn’t ch anged a bit. Apart from the fact he now has a 13-month-old baby and he lo oks like a Mexican.” Love Commun icati ons, Sy dney has appointed Andrew Le ftley, al so known as ‘Lefty’, as se nior a rt dire ctor. Left ley has recen tly returned to Sydney af ter a stin t at Saatchi & Saatchi Du bai and has previously worked at M&C Saatchi, McCa nn Eri ckson an d Publi cis Mojo. At Love, he’ll work a cross the board on the majority of Love’s accounts, and will cross-pollinate with a number of writers, including creative director, Scot Waterhouse, and e xecutiv e c reative director, Siimon Reynolds. Slavin and Govier - transfer from Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland to Saatchi’s, New York JWT Melbourne’s new e xecutive creat ive direc tor Ri cha rd Mun tz proved he has an e ye f or sp otting talent with the recent appointment of creative team James O rr and Carly Williams. Last month, Orr was name d T op Student for News Limited A WARD School in Victoria. This week, he was named ‘Best In Australia for 2007’, outdo- ing the winners from Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. After seven years a t Grey, Annie Price has taken an associate creative director ’s role at Th e F oundr y, Melbourne. Says Price: “It’s a fan- tastic opportunity f or me an d I’m looking forward to being a part of The Foundry’s growth and success. I love the philosophy of the place and the people. Their c lient base and the work they’re pr oducing i s really exciting. It’s a cha llenge I ’m up for (and there is life ou tside St.Kilda Road!).” Br isban e base d ag ency d e pasquale has hired a new c reative director and head of ar t to bolster its creating offering. Bevan Lewis, ex deputy creative director of M&C Saatch i, Singapore, will t ake th e lead as creative director. Lewis pre- viously held positions as creative director with JWT in both East and South Africa, and more recently at Leo Burnett and Euro RSCG in SE Asia . The agency has a lso hired senior art director Lars Vester as its new Head of Art, and as creative partner to Lewis . Vester joins dp aft er stints at George Patterson Y&R in Brisbane and most notably at Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne. BWM Sydney has enticed leading European digital specialist Simon Smith to move to Australia and join as its Director of Digital Commun- ications. Smith is a mult i award- winning European digital titan, who has been at the forefront of the digi- tal industry for the past 12 years across entertainment categor ies including gaming and music as well as media and advertising. He is widely acknowledged as leading the creative and st rategic development of Digital Interactive TV (DiTV). Film Construction GM Stephen Douglas will make a return to post production as the new GM at lead- ing Trans-Tasman and internation- al post facility Digi Post. Douglas began his c areer in NZ in 2002, when he was brought over from running Cond or Di gital Medi a London to help establish Oktobor post production. In 2005 he moved to take up the role of GM at Film Construction. 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