Saatchi duo joins TBWA Simons

By EMMA HALL,, Friday, 15 August 1997 12:00AM

TBWA Simons Palmer has hired two Saatchi & Saatchi creatives, Jason Fretwell and Greg Milbourne.

TBWA Simons Palmer has hired two Saatchi & Saatchi creatives, Jason

Fretwell and Greg Milbourne.

Fretwell, a copywriter, was one of Campaign’s Faces to Watch in 1996 and

has been at Saatchis for six-and-a-half years. He was promoted to the

board this year and has won awards for work on Castlemaine XXXX, the

Army and Silk Cut. His recent output includes two TV spots for the

launch of the Toyota Picnic as well as a press campaign for Schweppes

Malvern mineral water.

Milbourne, a 26-year-old art director, joined Saatchis straight from

college five years ago. He has won awards for his work on the

Independent, the Army and the Multiple Sclerosis ’advent calendar’

campaign. He also art directed the latest Commission for Racial Equality

press ad and the Oasis spot starring the former England football coach,

Terry Venables.

Fretwell said: ’We have worked together on pitches and for the odd week,

but we wanted to be a permanent team. At TBWA we will be working in a

different culture and hopefully will be better creatives for it.’

Guy Malcolm, a creative director at TBWA Simons, said: ’Their book hit

us straight between the eyes. When a team of that quality comes through

the door, you want to make sure no-one else hires them. We have won some

quality work and need quality teams to work on the new business.’

Fretwell has been working with different art directors during the past

couple of years, including Nik Studzinski and Vanessa Rosser. Milbourne

has worked with Jo Tanner and Gavin Kellett. However, Milbourne and

Fretwell approached TBWA Simons as a ready-made pair.

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