Tom Notman leaves Lowes to take GGT post

GGT has poached Tom Notman, a senior art director at Lowe Howard-Spink, to be a creative group head.

GGT has poached Tom Notman, a senior art director at Lowe

Howard-Spink, to be a creative group head.



Notman, who joins GGT this week, will partner the copywriter, Jonathan

Budds, and will report directly to Trevor Beattie, GGT’s creative

director.



Notman will be responsible for accounts including Cadbury, Heinz and

Do-It-All.



Notman and Budds form one of three group head teams at the agency. The

other two are Jim Thornton and Christine Jones, and Nigel Roberts and

Paul Belford.



Beattie said: ’Tom’s a class act. He’s been producing quality work for a

long time now. He also happens to be a really nice bloke, which

helps.



Things have settled nicely since the merger with BST. We’re now a large

agency and getting larger. There’ll be much to do in 1998 and I know I

can rely on Tom to shoulder some of the responsibility.’



Notman joined Lowes from BSB Dorland in 1993 with his partner, Alistair

Wood. At Dorlands, the pair were responsible for some of the most

talked-about campaigns during the ’creative renaissance’ stewarded by

Andrew Cracknell such as the Tennent’s Extra ’backwards’ ads. At Lowes,

the pair created the ’good Samaritan’ ad for Stella Artois, the

futuristic launch commercial for the Vauxhall Vectra and a quirky

television campaign for Flowers Original. Wood will now partner Lowes’

new head of art, Andy McKay.



Notman said: ’GGT offered responsibility and a new start. It’s an agency

with a great past and an even better future and I want to be part of

that.



The client list has got to be one of the best in town and there’s some

brilliant opportunities to write some really famous advertising.’



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