Senior creative duo Boles and Hollens leave RKCR/Y&R

Mike Boles and Jerry Hollens, a creative team that has been at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R for more than 15 years, have left the agency following a restructure.

Fire Kills: government service ad created by Mike Boles and Jerry Hollens at RKCR/Y&R
Fire Kills: government service ad created by Mike Boles and Jerry Hollens at RKCR/Y&R

Boles and Hollens, whose work has won Cannes Lions and D&AD awards among others, were creative partners at RKCR/Y&R. They are not yet working at another agency.

At RKCR/Y&R, the duo created campaign for brands including Land Rover, Virgin Atlantic and Oxfam.

The creative partners won a silver Cannes Lion in 2010 for a "fire kills" ad for the Department for Communities and Local Government and a bronze in 2009 for a Land Rover press campaign, in addition to others.

The pair joined RKCR/Y&R in 1998 from BMP. Before BMP, they were group heads at Saatchi & Saatchi.

In May Campaign revealed RKCR/Y&R was restructuring its creative department in the wake of arrival of Mick Mahoney as the executive creative director.

No one at RKCR/Y&R would comment.


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