Brian Connolly, the former Young & Rubicam creative, has joined
Saatchi & Saatchi as a senior art director working across a broad range
Connolly, who is best known for making a Foster’s commercial that
parodied the steamy Haagen-Dazs ads, joins the agency from Delaney
Fletcher Bozell to partner David Fowle. Fowle’s previous partner, Keith
Terry, remains at Saatchis and will work with a new partner.
The Saatchis creative director, Adam Kean, said of Connolly: ’He can
clearly art direct and is a good TV writer - that combination is what
I’m looking for. Personality-wise he will fit in here. He’s very keen,
Connolly began his career at the then SSC&B Lintas in 1986, after
graduating from Manchester Polytechnic. He had stints at Gold Greenlees
Trott and Leagas Shafron Davis Ayer before joining Y&R, where he stayed
for four years, producing much of his award-winning work. There he
teamed up with the copywriter, Jonathan Budds, to create the Foster’s
spoof (which won a silver nomination at D&AD) as well as the ’Eiffel
Tower’ poster for Eurostar, which won a silver award at the Campaign
Poster Awards in 1995.
Connolly moved to BST in April 1995, where he art directed the ’trompe
l’oeil’ campaign for Classic FM, which won him a Creative Circle silver
award. He moved to Delaney Fletcher in July 1996.
The 35-year-old Connolly was a Campaign Face to Watch in 1992 during his
time at Y&R.