Ambler Rodford in shops merger deal with Willox Holmes

Ambler Rodford, the agency best known as the creator of Jazz FM’s headphone-wearing chameleon, is to merge with another London shop.

Ambler Rodford, the agency best known as the creator of Jazz FM’s

headphone-wearing chameleon, is to merge with another London shop.



It will formally pair next week with the through-the-line specialist,

Willox Holmes Law, in a new agency to be known as Willox Ambler Rodford

Law.



The enlarged operation is the product of a four-month period of

negotiations and brings together a client list that includes Jazz FM,

the International Herald Tribune, McCain Foods and the British Potato

Council.



The merger of the two shops - formed within a year of each other in the

late 80s - answers Ambler Rodford’s need to offer a broader range of

services to clients and Willox Holmes’s desire for additional strategic

and creative firepower.



Creative control will be shared by Chris Sinden, the creative director

at Willox Holmes, and his Ambler Rodford counterpart, Alan Rodford, the

writer of the ’No FT. No comment’ campaign at Ogilvy & Mather.



Chris Ambler, the Ambler Rodford managing director and O&M’s former head

of client services, will be the commercial director of the agency which

will operate out of the Willox Holmes Islington offices.



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