Adrian Kemsley, CDP’s executive creative director for the past
three years, has resigned and will leave the agency immediately with no
job to go to.
The agency plans to hand over the day-to-day running of the creative
department to the creative directors, Rob Kitchen and Loz Simpson.
’I felt it was time to move on,’ Kemsley said. ’I have established a
good team at CDP and I am proud of our work but I am looking for a fresh
Kemsley, 40, joined CDP in October 1996 from Ammirati Puris Lintas where
he was the creative director. He was given the responsibility for CDP’s
entire creative output, including below the line.
Kemsley has worked in advertising since the age of 24, when he joined
Saatchi & Saatchi and created his most famous work, the ’furry friends’
campaign for the Solid Fuel Advisory Bureau. At 29, he was one of the
youngest board directors in the industry.
Kitchen and Simpson joined CDP’s creative department in 1996 from
Delaney Fletcher Bozell and Bates Dorland respectively. They rose to be
heads of copy and art and have since worked on some of the agency’s key
accounts, including Canon and Honda.
’Adrian joined the agency after a period of change for us and
subsequently built up a strong department with a consistent output.
However, he wants to consider other options and leaves with our best
wishes,’ Chris MacLeod, chief executive of CDP, said.