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Monday, October 02, 2006


Toby Talbot’s first hiring since officially taking over as creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi’s Auckland office is Levi Slavin and Dave Govier, currently Colenso BBDO’s top team, who will be joining as Group Heads in mid-November.
The team has been at Colenso for a little over a year, creating the much talked about 'Undies' campaign for Tip Top Trumpet. They first teamed up under Andrew Tinning (ironically once CD of Saatchi Auckland) at Marketforce in Perth.
The pair have already won an impressive number of local and International awards. In 2005 alone, they won a D&AD, a Silver One Show pencil, two Silver Clios, a Silver AWARD pencil, two Bronze AWARD pencils, four Caxtons and took out Grande Axis for the Tip Top Trumpet campaign at the local Axis awards.
“Mike [O'Sullivan, ECD] and I have been talking to Dave and Levi on and off for a couple of years, so it’s great to finally land them. They are joining the agency at an exciting time as we merge interactive and creative into one multi-disciplined department. That was a big draw for the guys” says Talbot.
“Dave and Levi are that rare thing indeed; really, really talented creatives who are really, really modest. They are the classic quiet achievers, which is good because we have enough noisy people here already. We can’t wait for them to start.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

\'we have enough noisy people here already\'...Wow, really positive thing to say about your agency. Sounds like an awesome place to work. Just come in, shut the fuck up and do what we say, or else. Woohoo! Sign me up.

So where\'s the credit list for the PR release? Surely Saatchi\'s can enter it in something.

10:18 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Colenso, is anyone gonna put up their hands and claim responsibility (or liability) for the new fresh-up ad?

8:44 AM NZDT

Blogger Anto said...

Funny how if you run their credits together it becomes 'Slavingovier work.' I wonder if their work really is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.

9:23 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice axe grinding knob.

And it's 'their' not 'there'.

10:23 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that you Pegler?

Fuck there's some bitter people out there. That doesn't sound like Toby to me at all.

12:05 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that fresh-up ad is fucking brilliant... righto, back to the saatchis slagging.

1:13 PM NZDT

Anonymous Pegler said...

There's no bitterness here! Thanks for caring though.

Freshup rocks.

3:30 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened to the other posts?

3:50 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it my imagination or did the blog just get edited? Whilst it's not nice to slag peoole on the blog why is it that the blog only gets edited when certain high profile individuals get slagged?

I think that's pretty rough, surely it's one rule for all?

And secondly if the content gets approved to be on the blog why is it then removed?

4:28 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fear has set in

4:31 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maddox, with friends like yours, who needs enemies?

5:29 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That freshup ad made me laugh.

But isn't it a bit like that Starbucks ad (I think it is anyway), where the band follows that guy around singing his theme song...

6:39 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are we in fucking communist China? What happened to free speech? At least there\'s some honesty on this piece of dung. Here\'s a thought - codenames instead of real names. That way little groups of bitches can have a laugh together and no-one gets upset and asks admin to take away a post because their ego can\'t take it because they can\'t believe people dislike them - way more practical.

So if I wanna call the Gimp a Gimp, he\'s a Gimp.

8:23 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about as far away as your brain and your typing fingers.

8:52 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Maddocks not Maddox. Maddox is one of Angelina's Jolie's kids.

9:09 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:39 you dumb shit it's nothing like it. The Starbucks ad was good... the fresh up ad is crap

9:24 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maddocks... once bitten... twice bitten, when are you going to learn? There are a lot of backstabbers out there and you just got knifed.... again.

9:51 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ideasandideas.com hehe

10:23 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi & Dave seem like a couple of upstanding young men.

But they won't last a year.

$50 on Feb.

10:23 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 4:28pm. My posting had an ending to it that was edited out before it was posted.

This is totally fucked.

12:27 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

" They are joining the agency at an exciting time as we merge interactive and creative into one multi-disciplined department. "

Hopefully this is their excuse to fire the person who calls himself the GM of interactive.

3:39 AM NZDT

Blogger Geevan said...

I wold like to extend my largest congratulations in a warm handshake.
Now I ask that its my turn to froth at the top of advertising. Please can someone look at my book in preparation for a position as a copywriter or art direction? my email is:

have a greatest day.

4:16 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

geevan is awesome. more from him.

9:36 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geevan is a fucking turd burglar.

I want to know why the other posts were edited and removed.

It's fine all fine and dandy to rip into everyone else but there's no way these guys are exempt.

10:27 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:23 PM & 3:39 AM I think you are lost
nzcreativecircle - A blog for the New Zealand creative advertising industry.

10:28 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absurd, Saatchi's is except from free speech?

11:50 AM NZDT

Anonymous Assistant to the BlogMeister said...

Saatchi is not exempt (not except, moron). Just play the agency or the work, not the man (or woman).

12:07 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That didn't seem to matter when it was Karl Fleet?

Why should it matter now?

12:34 PM NZDT


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