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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Spin Doctors a bit behind the news cycle

As reported on this blog last Friday morning. We wouldn't pay the bill if we were JWT.



Auckland, 5 April 2006 – JWT NZ announced today that it has signed Angus Hennah as the agency’s new Creative Director.

Angus Hennah from Clemenger BBDO in Wellington was profiled in 2005 as one of New Zealand’s brightest creative minds within the advertising industry.

John Gutteridge, General Manager, JWT NZ says that the agency is thrilled that Angus Hennah will be joining the Auckland-based team in a few weeks.

“I am delighted that Angus will be part of the team as the new Creative Director of JWT NZ. We are incredibly excited to have Angus on board. He epitomizes everything the new JWT stands for, especially in the high calibre of his work, his reputation and his attitude towards the business,” says Gutteridge.

Gutteridge also says that the search for the best Creative Director was well worth the wait.

“I strongly believe that JWT NZ is starting to achieve great things, and fundamental to this is having a solid partnership of vision and direction at the top. In Angus I very much know that I have found this partner. He has many excellent attributes but his ambition to succeed and his quest to settle for nothing short of exceptional has impressed me enormously.”

“JWT has fundamentally shifted in terms of its culture and outlook around the world none more so than in New Zealand. The emphasis on delivering a world-class creative product for our clients is now greater than ever. Undoubtedly Angus will play an integral part in delivering this as well as helping JWT realize its business growth.”

Angus will commence as Creative Director with JWT in early May.

For more information please contact:

John Gutteridge, General Manager, JWT NZ, Ph +64 9 379 9625

Julien Leys, JML Communications, Ph +64 9 358 2828


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief, that was positively dripping in cum.

11:21 AM NZST

Blogger lynchy said...

I had the Hennah scoop last Wednesday on the CB Blog. I didn't even know it was a scoop until I heard the following day that Angus had not yet resigned. Yikes. (But apparently he had discussed the JWT opportunity with Duster so not too much damage).

4:09 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that Gus will really have his work cut out for him.
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?

9:22 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give JWT a chance for christs sake. Here is an agency which has been under the radar for years and at last they are making a genuine attempt to get a decent creative resource locally. What would you rather have -crap global creative coming out of Australia or decent stuff coming out of NZ?
R (and I don;t work for JWT)

3:47 PM NZST


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