Creatives swap jobs at four leading agencies

The creative departments of four of Britain’s top agencies played musical chairs this week as senior staff moved between Ogilvy & Mather, WCRS, BMP DDB and Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper.

The creative departments of four of Britain’s top agencies played

musical chairs this week as senior staff moved between Ogilvy & Mather,

WCRS, BMP DDB and Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper.



Larry Barker, the joint creative director of WCRS, has split from his

partner of 17 years, Rooney Carruthers, and will return to BMP DDB as

creative director. Tony Cox, the creative director at BMP, will become

executive creative director. John Webster, also an executive creative

director, will continue to work at the agency on specific projects. Cox

said: ’Larry has always done a great job wherever he’s been. I adore

him.’



Carruthers, meanwhile, lost no time in recruiting Leon Jaume, the deputy

executive creative director of O&M, to partner him as joint executive

creative director at WCRS. Jaume, who left WCRS for O&M two years ago,

said: ’The agency has improved a lot in the past two years. It is big

enough to mean something and small enough to know what’s going on.’



Billy Mawhinney, who worked at O&M alongside Jaume as a creative

director on the Ford account, will join Euro RSCG as the sole creative

director on its Citroen business. Mark Wnek, the agency’s executive

creative director, said: ’Billy fits in as one of us. His main job will

be to sort out Citroen.’ Mark Riley, previously the creative head of

Citroen, will take another role. Further changes are expected in the

department in the next few weeks.



Mawhinney accepted his new post on Friday. Barker resigned from WCRS on

Sunday and Jaume agreed to fill his shoes within hours. Both Jaume and

Mawhinney formally resigned from O&M on Tuesday.



Tom Bury, deputy chairman of O&M, said: ’It seems we’re developing a

reputation for relaunching creative brands. We wish Billy and Leon all

the best.’



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