NEWS: J. Walter Thompson wins Burridge back from Abbott Mead

J. Walter Thompson has tempted Simon Burridge, an Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO board account director, to return to the agency he left just two years ago.

J. Walter Thompson has tempted Simon Burridge, an Abbott Mead Vickers

BBDO board account director, to return to the agency he left just two

years ago.



Stephen Carter, JWT’s managing director, refused to discuss Burridge’s

new job in detail. However, it is understood that he will be heading a

new account as a senior board account director.



Burridge, 39, has run a broad range of business during an agency career

that spans Ayer Barker, Dewe Rogerson and JWT, which he joined in 1987.

At JWT, he worked as a board account director responsible for a number

of the agency’s accounts, including Parcelforce and De Beers, for which

he helped develop the television campaign, ‘shadows’.



Burridge commented: ‘I was very happy at AMV. It had to be a fantastic

offer to make me leave. The JWT role offers international and integrated

opportunities, which makes it a job above jobs.’



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