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Monday, December 11, 2006


Following a 12 year stint at Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland, Basil Christensen (pictured) and Damon O'Leary have been lured to Ogilvy as joint Creative directors. They fill the vacuum left after the departure of Jamie Hitchcock and Josh Lancaster to Colenso BBDO in late October.
"As part of our total commitment to develop and nurture world class creative product, I'm knocked out that Bas and Damon are joining us in this role," said Ogilvy ECD Roy Meares. “I've followed the boys' careers over the last few years and always felt it would be great to work with them, as I never got the chance when I was at Saatchi's (I got fired before I could)”.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Win deez tickets mon.

Nice work fellas!

6:45 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is the start of a big turn for ogilvy.

Good on those guys i bet they rise to the challenge.

They the right age to.

7:49 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool. Now maybe Damon can afford some new jeans.

4:43 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on you fellas.

You have been the rock at Saatchi for a very long time. Not sure they would have survived the rough times without you. That being said I am really not too sure they will survive the times to come.

Best of luck to two of the most genuine and talented creatives I know. Ogilvy is lucky to have you.

10:54 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are the last of the old guard (apart from Nige and Steve in Wellington). It's a big shame to see you guys go.

2:36 PM NZDT


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