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Friday, December 02, 2005

How to do things right

From Fastline’s David Gapes:

The 50-odd staff at McCann were interviewed yesterday one-on-one by MD Glenda Wynyard & financial director Warwick Everall, who told each if they were staying or leaving.

It seems up to 40 staffers were made redundant.

In attendance at the agency yesterday (but keeping a very low profile, and taking no direct part in the staff meetings) were McCann Sydney executives Max Gosling & Reg Davidson.

Until these meetings started, staffers had been told nothing. Gosling & Davidson had been in Auckland for two days before the meetings, but had entered the McCanns offices only after work hours.

The NBR published a report this morning in which an unnamed McCann source played down the events of the past two days, and characterised the FCB takeover as "sharing offices". The report did not mention redundancies.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa, that is very fucking ugly.

What a bunch of cunts.

Still, I hear they have a great coffee machine and an excellant range of sharpies.

10:37 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just before Christmas too.

What scum.

11:31 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Serves them right for being so ordinairy.

11:42 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they have any juicy clients ripe for the poaching?

11:46 AM NZDT

Anonymous hamfister said...

Classless, cunty Australians - what else do you expect from a bunch of fucking convicts?

12:21 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ordinary, you are a wanker.
They have hard out clients, and they have been doing all right lately.
I think the industry should be getting behind these people.

1:06 PM NZDT

Anonymous gluefister said...

Hamfister, stop being so judgemental.

Those aussie cunts have families and mortgages too.

The fact that they had to make countless people redundant before Xmas is just business. It's not like the old days when doing ads actually mattered.

People = expense

Perhaps, Hamfister, you should stop being horrible and try to be nice.

I bet you're from Wellington.

1:08 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the fuck did doing ads matter?

2:10 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


If those Aussie cunts have families and mortgages they should fucking well know better than surprising people with redundancy just before Christmas.

Obviously you are an arse-fister too.

3:08 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


(supposed to say too-shay, but I can't work out how to do the little asterix thingy above the 'e'. Anyone know how?)

3:12 PM NZDT

Anonymous hamfister said...

Hey Uhu - Wellington is really lovely on a sunny day, apparently,

Nice is what we should all be to those poor sods who got the Christmas flick.

Maybe we should start an appeal ...somewhere the little McCann waits...

er, and it is an acute, not an asterisk - try "Option E" if you are on a Mac

4:28 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chéérs for that

4:53 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:10 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It am,uses me that Google keeps serving up McCann-Erickson on this page due to the content of late. That'll work for them.

12:51 PM NZDT

Anonymous swivel said...

There's a lot to be said for negotiating a fuck-off redundancy package before the honeymoon period washes itself away...

2:09 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCan't, couldn't and hopefully won't ever again disgrace our slutface business with rubbish work.
Did McCann's ever even have a creative dept? Maybe just monkeys trained to put end frames on cosmetics commercials.
Let's get behind these people, and kick their arses.
merry McCristmas Erickson lay-off to all.

11:18 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that's not cricket take the anonymous off if you are going to make bullshit comments like that.
You can't even spell retard.

Craig Wright-Monkey.

12:05 PM NZDT


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