Andy Bryant, the Bates Dorland joint head of client services and
account chief on its pounds 17 million Heinz business, has quit to take
a senior agency job in Australia.
He is joining the Bates network’s Campaign Palace in Sydney as one of
its five-man management team. He will also have responsibility for
Westpac bank, a major sponsor of the next Olympic Games, which appointed
the agency in the spring.
His move, for an indefinite period, reflects a growing trend within the
network to broaden the experience of senior managers by switching them
between offices across the world.
Bryant, 39, has overseen some of Dorlands’ most high-profile advertising
for Heinz. As head of the agency’s Bass lagers business, he was
responsible for developing the innovative ’back-to-front’ TV ads for
’I’ve spent six happy years at Dorlands but Campaign Palace is a very
progressive and extremely creative agency,’ Bryant said.
Bryant’s departure means that David Wood will move from joint head of
client services to take full control. It will also precipitate a
reshuffle of the Heinz account team although Chris Clark, the Dorlands
managing director, said Bryant’s replacement was likely to be an