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Thursday, February 15, 2007

COOPER AND RICHARDSON DEPART SAATCHI'S WELLINGTON TO STRIKE OUT ON THEIR OWN

After 15 and 14 years respectively at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington, senior Nigel Richardson and Steve Cooper have signalled that they want to ‘strike out on their own’ in 2007.
“Nige and Steve will continue to work full time on key projects over the next couple of months and then on a project-by-project basis after that”, says Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington General Manager Jonathan Russell. “The guys have decided that after over a decade here, and after more than two years leading the agency, its time to move on.”
“We will miss them hugely,” says Russell. “They have a rare mix of huge experience and huge openness to new channels, new ideas and have been generous in the way they have mentored the new teams they have brought on board. But I also understand the desire for a change, and it does allow us to move towards setting up a slightly different creative structure here in Wellington.”
The first step in that structure will be the appointment of a Wellington based creative director. The search for the right person to fill this role is currently underway.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan Hosking would be a good call.

12:48 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Susan is from New Zealand.

9:56 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve and Nige are top blokes and it's great to see them doing this

12:18 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I reckon Susan Hosking would be perfect too. She loved Wellington.

4:16 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you could tempt susan hosking back from the UK/ Mother then she would be perfect.

10:40 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what exactly are Steve and Nige gonna be doing? Good luck lads, whatever it is.

8:12 PM NZDT

 

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