Nick Gill quits W&K for BBH role

Nick Gill, the joint creative director of Wieden & Kennedy London since February this year, has left to join Bartle Bogle Hegarty as a copywriter.

Nick Gill, the joint creative director of Wieden & Kennedy London

since February this year, has left to join Bartle Bogle Hegarty as a

copywriter.



Although the creative directorship of W&K’s fledgling London office was

one of the most sought-after jobs in the industry this year, Gill is

leaving after just seven months. He was hired by Susan Hoffman, his

fellow joint creative director and a former creative partner of Dan

Wieden in the US.



Gill said: ’I went in very excited about the prospect of working for a

good agency, but it just didn’t happen. I wish them every success, but I

wasn’t right for them and they weren’t right for me.’



W&K says it has no plans at the moment to replace Gill, although Tony

Barry, who was hired soon after Gill, is tipped for the job.



Mike Perry, W&K’s managing director in London, said: ’We wish Nick all

the best. We have various people at W&K working on different projects

and we’re very pleased with Tony Barry.’



Gill joined BMP DDB from Manchester Polytechnic - originally as an art

director, although he soon switched to copywriting - and worked there

for 13 years before leaving for W&K.



As a senior copywriter and one of several ’directors of creativity’ at

BMP, he was part of the creative team that worked on last year’s

award-winning Volkswagen Passat campaign and also the VW dealership

campaign.



He was the sole creative director behind the Schweppes ’loud shirt’

poster which won a silver Campaign poster award last year. He also won

D&AD, Cannes and BTVA awards for the Bachelors Mushy Peas ’ode to a pea’

commercial, which he created with his then partner, Joanna Wenley.



Gill will not have a specific creative partner at BBH, but will team up

with a number of creatives and creative teams at the agency.



Bruce Crouch, BBH’s creative director, commented: ’Nick is an

experienced and incredibly talented writer. We’ve admired his work for a

long time.’



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