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Tuesday, March 25, 2008


DDB Melbourne today announced the resignation of executive creative director Michael Faudet, who has spent the last three years in Melbourne and sixteen years prior at DDB Auckland and DDB Sydney.
DDB Group Managing Director Andrew Little praised Michael’s contribution to the agency: “Michael has made a significant contribution to the creative product and the exceptional growth of the agency. We have been in discussion for a while about Michael’s next steps and he has decided to take some time out after a long and fruitful career with DDB across the Tasman. I and all the staff wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
Says Faudet: “I decided it was time to take a well overdue break from the business and spend more time with my son in New Zealand. I plan to catch some fish over the next few months before pursuing new options. I wish Andrew and the team all the best.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cat fur?

4:43 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here comes another freelancer...

5:15 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cat fur? Nah. Just the dog eat dog world of DDB - the pitbulls of adland. Faudet is better off out of there.

8:59 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude/lady - why do you hate DDB so much?
It sounds like it's really getting you down... maybe you could try talking about your feelings, we all listen, and then you might feel better about your life. It's worth a shot.
Think back to the first time you realised you had a chip on your shoulder, do you remember what happened?
Perhaps DDB won an award that you didn't? Perhaps you didn't get the job up there you wanted? Or just maybe, you worked there once and it didn't work out?

All these could be good places to start - anything of those ring a bell or sound familiar?

11:41 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how these sort of releases always sound the same... and how come Michael isn't going to work on a book/screenplay?

7:06 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to mojo. HAHAHAHAHA

9:31 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to have you back Michael.

11:53 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

11.41 hear hear.

8.59 - he's been at DDB for 19 years. 19 years. Maybe he wanted a change???

7:14 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr 11.41,

How embarrassing.

9:08 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mojo, there's a word you don't hear that often these days.

10:30 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

11.41. Monkey see, monkey do. Nob.

2:16 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

More like DDB wanted a change 7.14. To Grant Rutherford from Clems.

8:27 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took a real sledging on the aussie site. Makes you wonder about what really goes on.

4:09 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloody interesting. Just shows there's always more to it than meets the eye...or their propaganda.

9:47 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Micheal is a real gem, will miss working with him in melbourne. Bloody genius, shame that he was kicked out, thats the ddb way!

9:57 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the MOH way or the highway 9:57.

3:40 PM NZST


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