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Friday, January 25, 2008

MAISEY QUITS M&C SAATCHI


After two years at M&C Saatchi, Executive Creative Director Oliver Maisey has resigned from the agency, to be temporarily replaced by Sydney-based Regional Creative Director, Tom McFarlane, who will take an active role until a replacement is found.
McFarlane of course has a long and successful pedigree on this side of the Tasman, having masterminded the iconic NZ Tourism 100% Pure NZ campaign, as well as significant brand work for ANZ Bank.
Says M&C Saatchi CEO Nick Baylis: “Oliver and I have been discussing his desire to take time out from M&C Saatchi and move on to a new challenge for some time. Coming back from the festive break, he decided that now was the time to leave. M&C Saatchi is the third agency in which Oli and I have worked together, and it’s been a great partnership. While it’s sad to see Oli go, and I wish him the very best, it’s reassuring to have someone of the calibre of Tom McFarlane in a regional role to ensure that we bridge this transition in the interim. More importantly though, this is a great opportunity for us to re-energise our creative department and our product - which is bloody exciting”.
Says Maisey: “After two full on years at M&C Saatchi, I felt the time was right to take a break”.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was Jason Ross, for all his foibles, who masterminded the 100% New Zealand campaign??

8:38 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. Tom, Ben Welsh and Alan Morden.

9:14 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, interesting. I was told that JR was brought over from Singapore M&C to run Auckland after masterminding 100%Pure.

Also interesting that the slang nickname for Tom that I mentioned after my original entry (bandied about Auckland M&C) was deleted by the thought police. It wasn't exactly complimentary but it wasn't nasty or swearing.

Whoops better watch out the closed circuit TV camera is turning towards me. Smile...

3:14 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see the word 'foibles' used here and in context.

4:21 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much on Catmur to replace Oliver?

7:55 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking for an apprentice butcher, and I'd say that man looks just right for the role. Could he call me.

Butchery too is bloody exciting.

The Butcher

8:47 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odds on Oli relocating to the south of France like in 2004?

2:44 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rudderless ship much?

6:27 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What odds Nick B moves agency and makes Oli his first signing?

11:47 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not with that share package 11.47

12:04 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He might be off to regain his MOJO....

1:12 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bahahahaha!!

3:43 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oli rocks. Bring back the suits with the dark gunglasses dude. You OWN that look.

8:00 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, good luck to you Olly. You're a good guy. Getting out of there will be good for the soul.

9:39 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to you mate - you will be missed.

12:02 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you can take a shower and get ANZ off you.

2:06 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANZ never comes off. Never. No matter how much you scrape and rub.

3:43 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally put out of his misery,
so who's next in the queue of CDs (Creative Disasters) for M&C?

4:43 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your all unbelievable.. flinging food at a diner, no wonder your all starved minds... try finding a positive note. The world needs it.

12:06 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oliver's a great CD and a bloody good dude.

All the best mate.

6:24 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart, great CD and a great guy. Rare combination.

Go well and good luck for the next thing.

6:08 AM NZDT

 

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