BDDP GGT lures Andrew Barrington as account director from Euro RSCG

BDDP GGT has made its first hiring since its merger last month by signing Andrew Barrington as a board account director from Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper.

BDDP GGT has made its first hiring since its merger last month by

signing Andrew Barrington as a board account director from Euro RSCG

Wnek Gosper.



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

unveiled.



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

agency.



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.’



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