Campaign Craft: News in Brief

Tsunami, the production company that was started by Mark Andrews last month, has made its first signing, Jon Harvey, whose recent work has been for Channel 4. He has created a series of idents and was part of the team working on the station’s recent rebranding. Harvey, who studied film and television at Goldsmiths College of Art, said: ’Commercials seem to be the next logical step.’

Tsunami, the production company that was started by Mark Andrews

last month, has made its first signing, Jon Harvey, whose recent work

has been for Channel 4. He has created a series of idents and was part

of the team working on the station’s recent rebranding. Harvey, who

studied film and television at Goldsmiths College of Art, said:

’Commercials seem to be the next logical step.’



Mustoe Merriman Herring Levy has appointed a new head of television.



Nicky Barnes joins from WCRS, where she has worked for three years,

starting as a junior and eventually becoming a TV producer. Barnes

contributed to last week’s BTAA bronze award-winning First Direct ads,

starring Bob Mortimer, and on ads for Orange, Tate and Lyle and BMW.



BFCS has hired two new directors and a producer. Willi Patterson

(right), who is best known for his car commercials, has returned to the

UK after seven years in the US working for RSA, Propaganda and

Crossroads. Gareth Roberts (left) was with TTO, where he made spots for

the Welsh Tourist Board and Solero. The producer, Patricia Bury

(centre), has been freelance for the past two years.



David Hartley and his producer, Vanessa Hetherington, have left Academy

to work at Brave Films. Hartley’s work includes a Lemon Tango spot for

HHCL and Partners and a Mr Tom campaign, as well as 27 idents for the

satellite channel, Bravo. He said: ’I would rather work with the public

and amateurs than try to mould an actor into the part.’



Absolut Vodka has announced the winner of its ’cities of Europe’ student

competition, in which entrants created an ad that reflected the spirit

of a city and included the Absolut bottle shape. Richard Glendenning and

Simon Parkin, who are both studying advertising design at Newcastle

College, won with a poster for Absolut Newcastle based on the

black-and-white Newcastle United football strip.