Godman has signed up the director, Rory Rooney, who was previously
represented by the Directory and worked mostly in Scotland. He is best
known for his Irn-Bru work for the Leith Agency. Jo Godman said: ’He
spent three years at Tony Kaye Films as a runner and he can take
anything that is thrown at him.’
The second annual British Television Advertising Craft Awards will take
place on 3 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. Entries must reach the
awards administrator, Peter Bigg, by the end of July.
At the D&AD Student Awards ceremony last week, the student of the year
prize was awarded to Stephen Royle of the University of Central
Lancashire for his point-of-sale designs for Paul Smith Accessories.
Andrew Gillman, whose commercials credits include Utterly Butterly
through DMB&B, has left Alex Myers Associates to join Union Commercials.
Gillman’s TV credits include The Full Wax and The Day Today.
Tony Daffern, the advertising tutor who counts Kiki Kendrick, Mark Riley
and Kate Stanners among his former pupils, announced his retirement last
week at the D&AD Student Expo. Alfredo Marcantonio, the vice-chairman of
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, presented him with a specially produced
Winners at last week’s Midsummer Awards included BMP DDB for best
agency, Chris Palmer of Gorgeous for best director, Great Guns for best
production company and HHCL and Partners’ Blackcurrant Tango ’St George’
spot for best commercial.