Ammirati Puris Lintas has recruited the award-winning art director,
Fraser Adamson, to team up with its senior copywriter, Laurence Blume.
Adamson, 38, was previously the associate creative director at Hal Riney
and Partners in San Francisco. Blume, who has worked at Lintas for the
past 18 months, has been without a partner since he split up with his
art director, Paul Martin, last month.
Andrew Cracknell, APL’s executive creative director and chairman said:
‘Fraser brings enormous experience and talent to our creative
department. He’s got one of the best TV reels I’ve seen from an
individual. He and Laurence will make an outstanding team.’
Cracknell added: ‘Fraser has a genuinely different way of looking at
things and is exactly what this agency needs. He combines a high degree
of creativity with a high degree of commonsense.’
Adamson commented: ‘I hope I can excite Andrew as much as he’s excited
me. I’ve always respected what he’s done.’
Adamson moved to New York in 1992 from BMP DDB Needham, to work at BBDO
New York as vice-president, associate creative director. He moved to Hal
Riney and Partners in 1994 to work on accounts including Buena Vista and
Gallo Breweries. He returned to the UK at the end of 1995.
Adamson started in the advertising business in 1986 at Colman RSCG. He
moved to Gold Greenlees Trott in 1986, and then spent four years at
Collett Dickenson Pearce where he won awards for Hamlet cigars and
McEwans lager. In 1990 he moved to BMP as a senior art director and
collected a host of awards for his work on Barclaycard, including a
Cannes gold and silver, four D&AD nominations and two One Show golds.