NEWS: A&P snaps up Harold.
By HARRIET GREEN, campaignlive.co.uk, Thursday, 12 January 1995 12:00AM
Andrew Cracknell, deputy chairman of Ammirati and Puris/Lintas, has made his first major hiring by appointing the award-winning art director, Peter Harold, as the agency’s new head of art.
Andrew Cracknell, deputy chairman of Ammirati and Puris/Lintas, has made
his first major hiring by appointing the award-winning art director,
Peter Harold, as the agency’s new head of art.
Harold, the former head of art at KHBB, has been freelancing since he
quit the shop - now K Advertising - four months ago (Campaign, 1
At A&P/Lintas, Harold will partner the senior copywriter, Neil
Fazakerley. Fazakerley previously worked with Stuart Kendall, Lintas i’s
creative director, who left following the merger of Lintas i and S.P.
Lintas in September last year.
Cracknell said: ‘Peter is one of those art directors who knows the
rules. He has been doing it for a long time, but still manages to keep
it fresh. I employed him as head of art at WCRS, and I’m employing him
Harold left KHBB just one month after the creative director, Barbara
Nokes, and the managing director, Graeme Arkell, resigned after the
collapse of a proposed management buyout. At the time, Harold blamed
internal ructions for his departure, saying: ‘I am so fed up with
politics and want to get back to making ads.’
An award-winning copywriter and the man behind numerous Volkswagen
campaigns, Harold joined KHBB from WCRS in 1992 as one of the first
hirings by Nokes when she became head of the creative department.
The pair had worked together for ten years at Doyle Dane Bernbach in the
Harold has also worked at Ogilvy and Mather, FCB and BMP DDB Needham.
At KHBB, he was responsible for ads for Carlsberg, including
‘cricketing’, and Pernod’s ‘In Paris you drop the d’ work.
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk
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