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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

MERRIFIELD TO TAKE UP DIGITAL CREATIVE GROUP HEAD GIG AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI AUSTRALIA


Award-winning Saatchi Auckland digital creative, Brian Merrifield has been appointed digital creative group head of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, replacing Sean Ganann, who is joining hot New York independent shop Anomaly.
Merrifield (pictured) goes across the Tasman in May after nine years wth Saatchi's NZ, where he has been responsible for numerous gold, silver and bronze gongs at Cannes, The One Show, AWARD and AXIS.
Says Saatchi & Saatchi Austraia ECD, David Nobay: “Brian is just what we have been looking for, a digital ideas person with an outstanding portfolio.”
Adds Saatchi & Saatchi Australia CEO, Simone Bartley: “Brian is as much a Digital strategist as he is creative. There is no question he will add considerable weight to our digital team.”
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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done brian. you so deserve it.

congrats.

7:06 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow bri! - this is awesome! - NZ will miss you!

9:38 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Shaun said...

Wussup Bri!

P.S. To celebrate, 'shots and beer' all around.

9:49 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Funhouse Rudy said...

"Quit playing with the clock!"

"It's lunch time! Get yourself a hot dog!"

10:51 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it has come to pass. The last of the original Saatchi Interactive guard is leaving and the new era has began.

I salute a true Saatchi Hero.

NZ will miss you.

Be sure to come back and visit sometime.

1:15 PM NZST

 
Blogger jj said...

Welcome to Sydney!

4:20 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, you deserve it and more.

5:41 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more than deserved bri. We're gonna miss you!

7:23 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pretty awesome when anonymous people say goodbye to you on a blog. It means a lot.

See ya Brian - you were amazing.

10:27 AM NZST

 

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