Harrison names HTW Webb and Bell as deputies

LONDON - Nigel Webb becomes head of copy and Jamie Bell takes charge of art in new second management tier.

Steve Harrison, the chairman and creative director of Harrison Troughton Wunderman, has promoted Nigel Webb and Jamie Bell to the newly created posts of head of copy and head of art respectively.

The promotions provide the agency with a new second tier of creative management. Webb and Bell are charged with caretaking the department when Harrison, who recently added the role of worldwide creative director of Wunderman to his responsibilities, is abroad.

The pair will continue to work with their partners across the agency's accounts. Webb works with the art director Richard Kenyon, while Bell is partnered with the writer Iain Hunter.

Their promotions also reflect HTW's intention to focus attention on the development of the agency's creative department. Harrison said: "Since HTW began, I'm afraid I've neglected the creative department and instead concentrated on making sure our client services were writing good briefs and selling good work. Nigel and Jamie have some excellent ideas aimed at shifting HTW's focus more towards the creative teams."

Webb and Bell have worked at HTW since 2004. Webb joined from Billington Jackson with Kenyon. The pair met at Anderson Lembke and then moved to Publicis.

Bell joined HTW in March of the same year, following spells working at GGT, WCRS and Grey London.

Since joining HTW, both teams have collected a number of awards.

Bell and Webb created the "why do clients buy so much bad work?" campaign to support a Wunderman conference on that subject last year. The campaign scooped the silver in the Best Integrated category at this year's Campaign Direct Awards.

At the same event, Webb and Kenyon won silver in the Best Charity category for the launch of National Anxiety Week for the National Phobics Society.

Hunter and Bell also scooped a silver at the Campaign Direct Awards 2005 for its "how would you feel?" mailer for Court Security.

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