JWT promotes Gary Marshall to head of art position

Gary Marshall, a deputy creative director at J. Walter Thompson, has been made head of art at the agency.

Gary Marshall, a deputy creative director at J. Walter Thompson,

has been made head of art at the agency.



The appointment continues the overhaul of the creative department that

began last summer. There has been no head of art at JWT for several

years.



Gary Marshall and his brother Paul Marshall, a copywriter, joined JWT

last July.



Gary Marshall said: ’Paul and I have always had a passion for print and

posters. Coming into JWT you can see a potential that is not being

fulfilled.



’I can see an opportunity to take control and properly organise things

such as signing off. There is a chance to move forward and improve

things dramatically.’



Jaspar Shelbourne, the executive creative director at the agency, added:

’Gary and his brother have a prolific generation of ideas, especially in

press and posters.



’They have an exceptional track record and an intrinsic understanding of

bringing out the best from a brief. I want them to spread that knowledge

around.’



The former Lowe Howard-Spink copywriters Alistair Wood and Blaise

Douglas were also appointed deputy creative directors in the

restructure.



Meanwhile, another three senior creatives have been brought in to boost

the creative department.



The Marshall brothers were at Lowes until last May and before that they

were at M&C Saatchi.



They previously helped found Bean MC and before that they worked with

Leagas Delaney for seven years.



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