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Sunday, April 09, 2006

JWT bullshit?

Two of the nicest and most talented guys in Aussie advertising, Mick Hunter and Ian Morton have quit JWT Sydney after about 12 minutes. Lynchy doesn't pull any punches in this syndication from campaignbrief.blogspot.com:

CB hears that Mick Hunter has left the CD gig at JWT Sydney, together with art director partner Ian Morton, just three months after departing Whybin TBWA Sydney, where they had been for a year, after a highly successful decade as the top team at The Campaign Palace, Sydney.
When CB texted Hunter the question yesterday, "is it true?", Hunter replied "Yeah", but has not yet returned any voice calls.
When the CB Blog broke the story of their move to JWT in October last year, the pair were full of hope after being lured to the job by Aussie worldwide CD, Craig Davis. It's worth recalling the article as an example of what bullshit the "New JWT" is.

Now they are a CD team that would be great to have come over here. But that probably won't happen. Shame.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that Gus will really have his work cut out for him in his new role @ JWT Auckland,.
The new, revived JWT in Ozzie doesn't seem to be a blinding success does it?
Mick Hunter's a bloody good bloke and he's lasted all of 3 months in his CD gig over there.
Any thoughts?

1:57 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

JWT Sydney's clients were never after creative ideas. They wanted to sell cornflakes the safe way so they signed on an agency from the Singo group. More puns please everyone. Whatever high hopes Craig Davis had of Mick and Ian's creative was pie in the sky. The clients would never allow it. Defection was only a matter of time. Good luck Gus. Hope they're paying you shitloads.

3:02 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

JWT and Singos (Adworks in NZ??) will merge this year.

That's why they left.

5:24 PM NZST

Blogger nzcreativecircle said...

Have you noticed how short the tenure for Australian CDs tends to be, generally? Not long. 6months is veritable veteran material. Pretty fucked up.

10:51 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another merger, awesome.

9:26 AM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

JWT sucks

6:52 PM NZST


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