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Thursday, November 08, 2007

CATMUR RESIGNS FROM GPY&R, MELBOURNE - LIKELY TO GO FISHING BACK IN NZ

NZCC hears George Patterson Y&R, Melbourne executive creative director Paul Catmur has resigned, after less than a year in the gig. Catmur took the job in December last year, filling the vacuum left by the departure of James McGrath (now ECD of Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne). NZCC understands he will be taking a break from the business (probably back in NZ) to go fishing - he doesn't need to work - before considering his next advertising adventure.
Before GPY&R, Catmur had a highly successful few years as ECD at DDB New Zealand. NZCC suspects Ben Coulson, currently CD of GPY&R, Melbourne will carry on in that role and, given the imminent loss of Fosters, it is unlikely Catmur will be replaced.
Calls to Catmur went unanswered.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah fishing for what one must wonder !!!

11:56 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...... um Fish

4:48 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, it would be fish. Good to have you back Paul.

6:20 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resigned....Yeah Right

11:20 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes 11.20 Sure there must be more to it especially after less than 11 months in the seat,doesn't look good on the old CV,funny buggers the Aussies...

11:48 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mojo??

12:02 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at that picture of Catmur,has someone
photoshop'd his head to look bigger ...to match his ego ?????? odd......

7:10 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Catmur carries the (VB) can for Patts losing Fosters.
Pity the teal culprits aren't facing the search for a new job!

5:57 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You heard it hear first bloggers - Vaughn Davis for ECD!!!!!!!!

Wo.

7:32 PM NZDT

 

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