NEWS: Kemsley fills top CDP creative role

Adrian Kemsley - the former creative director and co-founder of Cowan Kemsley Taylor - has been named as the new executive creative director of Collett Dickenson Pearce.

Adrian Kemsley - the former creative director and co-founder of Cowan

Kemsley Taylor - has been named as the new executive creative director

of Collett Dickenson Pearce.



Details have not yet been finalised, but Kemsley, who is one of eight

creative directors at Ammirati Puris Lintas, is expected to move to the

top job at CDP by the beginning of October. He replaces Tony Malcolm and

Guy Moore, who have moved to Simons Palmer Clemmow Johnson (story, p3).



Unlike Malcolm and Moore, Kemsley will have responsibility for CDP’s

entire creative output, including below the line. CDP’s creative

director (integrated), Neil Bannister, will now work with Kemsley,

rather than reporting directly to the managing director, Chris Macleod.



In addition, CDP’s president and creative advisor, John Salmon, will

return to his lower-profile role at the agency. Salmon, who cut down his

working hours last November after handing over the chairmanship of the

agency to Scott Sherrard (Campaign, 17 November 1995), has been working

full-time since June.



The 38-year-old Kemsley cut his teeth in advertising at Saatchi and

Saatchi, which he joined at the age of 24. He stayed at Saatchis for

seven years, creating his most famous work, the so-called ‘furry

friends’ campaign for the Solid Fuel Advisory Bureau, and, by the age of

29, he was one of the youngest board directors in the business. Two

years later he quit to help found his own agency, CKT, which he left

after three years, returning to the large agency budgets of Lintas.



Macleod said: ‘He has a cracking track record personally and a good

track record of being a creative manager. He can tackle both creative

and strategic problems.’



Kemsley commented: ‘I intend to build a creative department unlike any

other in London.’



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