Craik Jones signs up award winning duo from FCA!

- The multi-award winning creative team of Brian Storey and Xanthos Christodoulou has joined Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel, leaving FCA! after only 11 months at the agency. The duo has been in talks with Craik Jones for some months, and began work last week, initially on a task for the Rover 200. Simon Kershaw, a director of Craik Jones, said: "They are working on Rover at the moment, but we wanted them for who they are, not for their experience in any particular sector." The pair have worked in the industry, both above and below the line, for nearly nine years. They started their career at Ogilvy & Mather, where they worked with other partners, but became a team at O&M Direct -- now OgilvyOne -- in 1995, before moving to FCA! last year. Storey, an art director, and Christodoulou, a writer, have picked up several awards for their work, both as a team and with other partners. Christodoulou won a Campaign Press commendation for the Scottish Health Board with Robert Anderson while at O&M; Storey picked up a Creative Circle Gold, Silver and Bronze for aWorld Wildlife Fund for Nature created with Chalky White at O&M; and, at the most recent DMA Awards last November, they won a hat-trick of Golds for their work together at O&M Direct for the Royal Mail. Storey, 32, said: "We want to do some great creative work, and we're into winning loads more awards; hopefully this is where we can do it." Christodoulou, 29, added: "We are a through-the-line team -- completely integrated. We love everything from TV to hand-outs." Simon Kershaw commented: "Teams like these guys, with above-the-line training and direct marketing nous, are like gold dust, so for them to come to Craik Jones is a real compliment to us."

- The multi-award winning creative team of Brian Storey and Xanthos Christodoulou has joined Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel, leaving FCA! after only 11 months at the agency. The duo has been in talks with Craik Jones for some months, and began work last week, initially on a task for the Rover 200. Simon Kershaw, a director of Craik Jones, said: "They are working on Rover at the moment, but we wanted them for who they are, not for their experience in any particular sector." The pair have worked in the industry, both above and below the line, for nearly nine years. They started their career at Ogilvy & Mather, where they worked with other partners, but became a team at O&M Direct -- now OgilvyOne -- in 1995, before moving to FCA! last year. Storey, an art director, and Christodoulou, a writer, have picked up several awards for their work, both as a team and with other partners. Christodoulou won a Campaign Press commendation for the Scottish Health Board with Robert Anderson while at O&M; Storey picked up a Creative Circle Gold, Silver and Bronze for aWorld Wildlife Fund for Nature created with Chalky White at O&M; and, at the most recent DMA Awards last November, they won a hat-trick of Golds for their work together at O&M Direct for the Royal Mail. Storey, 32, said: "We want to do some great creative work, and we're into winning loads more awards; hopefully this is where we can do it." Christodoulou, 29, added: "We are a through-the-line team -- completely integrated. We love everything from TV to hand-outs." Simon Kershaw commented: "Teams like these guys, with above-the-line training and direct marketing nous, are like gold dust, so for them to come to Craik Jones is a real compliment to us."





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