Kemsley to leave CDP after three-year stint

By EMMA HALL, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 24 September 1999 12:00AM

Adrian Kemsley, CDP’s executive creative director for the past three years, has resigned and will leave the agency immediately with no job to go to.

Adrian Kemsley, CDP’s executive creative director for the past

three years, has resigned and will leave the agency immediately with no

job to go to.



The agency plans to hand over the day-to-day running of the creative

department to the creative directors, Rob Kitchen and Loz Simpson.



’I felt it was time to move on,’ Kemsley said. ’I have established a

good team at CDP and I am proud of our work but I am looking for a fresh

challenge.’



Kemsley, 40, joined CDP in October 1996 from Ammirati Puris Lintas where

he was the creative director. He was given the responsibility for CDP’s

entire creative output, including below the line.



Kemsley has worked in advertising since the age of 24, when he joined

Saatchi & Saatchi and created his most famous work, the ’furry friends’

campaign for the Solid Fuel Advisory Bureau. At 29, he was one of the

youngest board directors in the industry.



Kitchen and Simpson joined CDP’s creative department in 1996 from

Delaney Fletcher Bozell and Bates Dorland respectively. They rose to be

heads of copy and art and have since worked on some of the agency’s key

accounts, including Canon and Honda.



’Adrian joined the agency after a period of change for us and

subsequently built up a strong department with a consistent output.

However, he wants to consider other options and leaves with our best

wishes,’ Chris MacLeod, chief executive of CDP, said.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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