HOTLINE: Gav Thompson resigns from TBWA/London

Gav Thompson, a managing partner of TBWA/London, has resigned from the agency. Thompson, who had been at TBWA for 18 months, will take six months out to go travelling. His responsibilities included Hutchison 3G, Strongbow, Ask Jeeves and Absolut Vodka. Two of the four managing partners, Matt Shepherd-Smith and Jonathan Mildenhall, were recently promoted to be joint managing directors.