LETTERS: O&M CREATIVES; Ford creative duo not off to Siberia

It was announced in your pages recently that Leon Jaume is to join Ogilvy and Mather to become the creative director on Ford (Campaign, 24 November). While the story naturally concentrated on Leon, little mention was made of David Ryland and John Bayley, who have been overseeing the creative work on the account for the past two years.

It was announced in your pages recently that Leon Jaume is to join

Ogilvy and Mather to become the creative director on Ford (Campaign, 24

November). While the story naturally concentrated on Leon, little

mention was made of David Ryland and John Bayley, who have been

overseeing the creative work on the account for the past two years.



I would like to express my personal thanks to them both for all they’ve

done.



Harriet Green wrote that Ryland and Bayley will soon be taking on ‘other

assignments’. If her use of inverted commas suggested a dismal future

for one of our most senior teams, I would like to assure all their

friends and colleagues that David and John are not about to be

transferred to O&M Siberia.



In fact, they are in New Orleans this week shooting a commercial for

Birds Eye, returning to shoot a new campaign for the Woolwich next week,

before they begin work on an ad for Argos the week after that. Those

were the ‘other assignments’ to which I was referring.



Patrick Collister, Ogilvy and Mather, London E14



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