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Sunday, April 30, 2006

DDB Art Director Wendy Lawn to Y&R

Wendy Lawn will join Y&R Auckland as a senior art director working along side creative director, Jeneal Rohrback and deputy creative director, Steve McCabe.

Lawn leaves DDB after 7 years where she produced awarding winning work on Sky Television, Volkwagen and Freedom Air. She and her ex writer Hywel James (now cd at Grey Auckland) were responsible for DDB’s first significant awards in 2001 – a gold Award award and a silver D&AD for their Sky ’Mini Me’ billboard campaign. Wendy also picked up the emerging talent award the same year.

Rohrback says, “It’s great to have Wendy back. I hired her at DDB in 1999 and she was a fantastic talent then; she’s just got better and better. I look forward to Wendy putting that same creative spin on the work she’ll be doing here.”

Wendy will be working on all Y&R’s brand accounts and will also be responsible for helping mentor the newly hired junior teams.

“I’ve been with DDB for a while now and have had a really good time and good run there, but it’s time for a change. The opportunity to work with Jeneal, Steve and Jon Ramage, Y&R’s ceo, on some great accounts was just the catalyst I needed”, says Lawn.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting to sound like the last one out should turn off the lights!

8:57 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The curse of Sharon.

9:29 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catmur should've gotten the big job.

Still, it must be nice to run an ad agency and on ride big Barry's boat.

1:02 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That PR release was the equivalent of taking a full page ad in Saturdays paper to advertise a garage sale.

1:38 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:38pm. That's funny. I laughed.

1:46 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Shazza isn't too worried. Once Roy and Jeremy finish auditing the Ogilvy creative dept, Shaz will have plenty of fresh meat to choose from for DDB.

3:04 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Colenso, now DDB. Who's next to haemorrage most of their talent. Mojo?

4:57 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Saatchi were starting lose there's.

8:18 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Lynne Truss said...

Hey 4:57 PM: it's "haemorrhage", and I'm disappointed.

Why can't people spell that word correctly these days?

It's as bad as the emails from accounts with "Anyone need any stationary?" in the subject line.

9:50 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynne Truss should forget about orthographical nit-picking for a while, and concentrate on writing a third book that isn't as shithouse as the second.

9:20 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I heard Saatchi were starting lose there's"

Your acute use of English grammar gives me huge confidence that what you are saying isn't a sack full of horse shit.

10:13 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saatchis does seem to have most of the big guns at the moment. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot at Mojo. I think if Nick W there then they'd be doing crap. Who's their star player? Karl Fleet? That's a bit of a joke innit?

10:24 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Nelson muntz said...

Apparently Ben Pegler is 'in talks' with Blue Hat

11:11 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you'd be so kind, can we stop talking about the potential ramifications and state of the Agencies and get down to brass tacks. Would you do her or not?

Cheers

A Visitor from Australia.

4:25 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a picture here. Failing that refer to CBlog.

7:18 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 10:13 AM.

Very defensive response. Touching a nerve are we? Don't bullshit a bullshitter as the saying goes.

PS Good show at One Show. xx

9:39 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back Wendy. Good move.

1:37 AM NZST

 

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