BMP DDB forced to reshuffle staff after suffering downturn

BMP DDB is having to reorganise its staff and offer some

alternative jobs following the dotcom downturn.



The agency, which also lost its pounds 47 million Vodafone account in

February, will attempt to minimise job losses by offering people the

chance to work part-time, or to be realigned elsewhere in sister

agencies such as Claydon Heeley Jones Mason.



Four creative teams have either left their current posts, or are leaving

this week: Simon Learman and Brian Fraser, the team behind the Reuters

'pet shop' spot and the Volkswagen Passat spot featuring the

controversial documentary maker Nick Broomfield; Darren Bailes and Alan

MacCuish, former Campaign Faces to Watch, who made their name on Orange

at WCRS before being re-united with creative director Larry Barker on

joining BMP; Tim Cordell and Alex Bamford; and Tony Whetton and Mick

Sands, who worked on the Felix cat food account.



Fast Track, the external digital unit set up to cater for dotcom work,

has also folded. Its creative director, Alistair Proctor, will leave his

role.



Account management is losing its board account directors Simon Vessey

and Anna Deane, the account director Brian Sheppard, and Kate

Longworth.



BMP refused to comment.



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