Andy McKay, M&C Saatchi’s head of art, has quit after just eight
months to join Lowe Howard-Spink in the same role.
McKay succeeds Steve Dunn, Lowes’ former head of art, who resigned in
November after three years in the job (Campaign, 28 November, 1997).
Dunn is thought to be planning to start his own agency later this year.
McKay joins Lowes next month.
Paul Weinberger, Lowes’ chairman and executive creative director, said:
’We have always had the highest regard for Andy’s talents as an art
director and we jumped at the opportunity to hire him.’
McKay joined M&C Saatchi last April after resigning from Simons Palmer
Clemmow Johnson in the wake of its merger with TBWA.
During his time at Simons Palmer, McKay gained critical acclaim for his
work on Nike alongside his partner, Paul Hodgkinson, particularly for
their 1995 ’Cantona’ print ad which won a gold at Campaign’s press and
poster awards and a silver pencil at D&AD.
Dunn joined Lowes three years ago to sharpen its print output. In the
months before his departure, he had taken greater control of the
department following the promotion of Weinberger to chairman.
McKay’s appointment is the final touch to the reorganisation of the