Fallon McElligott has poached Ben Gregor, one of this year’s
Campaign Faces to Watch (Campaign, 21 January), from Duckworth Finn
Gregor, a 26-year-old account planner, joined Duckworth Finn as a
graduate trainee in September 1997 after earning a degree in Japanese
from Robinson College, Cambridge.
Laurence Green, a partner at Fallon, said: ’Ben is as sharp as a tack
and we are delighted that he is coming to Fallon. Strategy is a
collective responsibility at the agency and Ben will bring a fresh blast
of intellectual energy.’
During his time at Duckworth Finn, Gregor has worked on accounts
including Daewoo Cars and CGU Insurance. He now works on Mothercare and
two IPC titles, NME and Melody Maker, for which he won an Account
Planning Group award last year.
Gregor was described by Michael Finn, the chief executive of Duckworth
Finn, as ’super bright’ with ’a lot of presence’. At the agency, Gregor
also worked with Dave Waters on the creative concept design for the Body
Zone, which has been the most popular attraction in the Millennium
Gregor will work on a full range of Fallon’s accounts, starting with BBC
Radio 1. The agency’s other accounts include Skoda, Starbucks, Lee
Jeans, IPC, Trebor Bassett, Nandos Chicken and Timex watches.
Other Fallon hirings over the past month include a creative services
director, Andy Carr, from Lowe Lintas, the creative team, Ed Edwards and
Dave Masterman, from BMP DDB, and Steve Waring as finance director from
Willott Kingston Smith.