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
Account management is losing its board account directors Simon Vessey
and Anna Deane, the account director Brian Sheppard, and Kate
BMP refused to comment.