Lowe Howard-Spink has poached Mitch Levy, the award-winning art director
who joined Ogilvy and Mather just four months ago, as a partner for
Derek Apps, one of its senior TV writers.
Apps began his search for a new art director after splitting from his
partner of six years, Vince Squibb. Last week, Squibb announced he was
teaming up with Paul Silburn, the former Bartle Bogle Hegarty writer.
Paul Weinberger, Lowes’ creative director, said: ‘Derek and Mitch used
to be in the same group together at BMP and I think they share a view
about what makes good advertising. We are hoping for a fruitful
Levy joined O&M in October as a creative group director working
alongside the copywriter and fellow creative group director, Tony
Before taking on a full-time job at O&M, 37-year-old Levy freelanced for
the agency after returning in August from a brief sojourn in Los
Angeles, where he worked at DDB Needham.
His career dates back to when he was hired from college by Boase Massimi
Pollitt and first started working with the copywriter Sean Toal - a
partnership that lasted for 12 years.
Patrick Collister, O&M’s executive creative director, said: ‘We are very
sorry he’s leaving. Mitch has said this was the only job that would have
prised him away from O&M.’