Patterson lures Charlie Sampson from CKT to Lansdown

Lansdown Conquest has lured one of Cowan Kemsley Taylor’s eight original partners to help its chief executive, Bill Patterson, run the agency.

Lansdown Conquest has lured one of Cowan Kemsley Taylor’s eight

original partners to help its chief executive, Bill Patterson, run the

agency.



Charlie Sampson, the new-business director of CKT, will join Lansdown on

Monday as head of account management. In his new role, Sampson will be

involved in all of Lansdown’s main accounts, including the Bank of

Scotland, Alfa Romeo and Columbia Tristar, and will spearhead the

WPP-owned agency’s new-business effort.



Patterson said of Sampson and the appointment: ’He is rare in that he

successfully combines a thoughtful approach with getting things done -

he has a great touch with creative people.’



Sampson began in advertising at Saatchi and Saatchi in 1982. He worked

his way up through the ranks of the media department, before switching

to account handling in 1987.



As an account director at Saatchis, he was responsible for clients such

as the Solid Fuel Advisory Service, Pfizer Healthcare and Reckitt and

Colman’s Disprin, Lemsip and Dettox brands.



Sampson left to form the Saatchi breakaway, CKT, with seven others, in

1990.



While there, he worked on a range of accounts, including the Taunton

Cider task, Whitbread and Express Newspapers. He also took on additional

responsibility for new-business strategy and marketing.



Sampson commented: ’Lansdown is the perfect next step for me. Helping to

build CKT has been hugely rewarding, but Lansdown is in a unique

position and has a great team. I can’t wait to get started.’



Lansdown is the smallest of WPP’s three agency brands in the UK,

alongside J. Walter Thompson and Ogilvy and Mather.



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