McKay departs M&C for top Lowes art role

Andy McKay, M&C Saatchi’s head of art, has quit after just eight months to join Lowe Howard-Spink in the same role.

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

department.



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