BMP’s Clay set to quit adland after 16 years

By CAROLINE MARSHALL, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 28 May 1999 12:00AM

Peter Clay, the assistant managing director of BMP DDB, is planning to leave the advertising industry this autumn.

Peter Clay, the assistant managing director of BMP DDB, is planning

to leave the advertising industry this autumn.



Clay, 37, joined the agency as a graduate trainee and has been with BMP

for 16 years. The agency’s head of account management for three years

until 1997, Clay then ran the multi-award-winning Volkswagen account

during the year it was voted Campaign’s Advertiser of the Year. He

relinquished that role last year to focus on new business.



Clay was also part of the pitch team that converted the pounds 10

million National Savings account for BMP in April. He has been heading

the account at the agency ever since.



He is currently in negotiations with senior management regarding the

timing of his departure, which is not likely to take place until

September or October.



Clay would only confirm that speculation about his departure ’may be

true’, adding: ’It’s still under discussion.’ He said he was planning to

leave the advertising industry to ’do other things’.



Chris Powell, chairman of BMP DDB, said: ’Peter’s a true son of BMP and

his decision to do other things is a loss of talent to the industry.’



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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