BDDP GGT has made its first hiring since its merger last month by
signing Andrew Barrington as a board account director from Euro RSCG
At Euro RSCG, Barrington was the account director for United Distillers,
Airbus and Credit Suisse; and he also worked on the successful pitches
for Bass and Credit Suisse.
He first started discussions with the then BST-BDDP before its merger
with GGT, but was tempted to join the new operation as the deal was
Barrington, who is 33, joins the agency to take over the Thomas Cook and
H. P. Bulmer accounts.
BST’s Red Stripe brand, owned by H. P. Bulmer, seemed at the time of the
merger to conflict with GGT’s Scottish Courage brands, Holsten Pils and
John Smith’s. However, the clients now appear happy to stay in the same
Barrington said: ’I had a good time at Euro RSCG, but I feel the new
venture will be more suitable to my approach. This is exactly the kind
of agency I have been waiting for because of its reputation for great
account handling and creativity.’
Barrington began his career at Generator, part of the Yellowhammer
group, and moved to Harari Page before joining BDDH. He moved to CDP -
where he was the first hiring of the then managing director, Ben Langdon
- and went on to join Euro RSCG almost two years ago.
Grant Duncan, the managing director of BDDP GGT, said: ’Andrew is an
outstandingly strong account man who I believe will get great work in
the market for his clients.’