GGT has expanded its creative line-up by raiding Young and Rubicam for
the award-winning copywriter, Jonathan Budds, and his partner, Christine
Budds, a Campaign face to watch in 1993, picked up a silver this year
for his Eurostar work at Campaign’s Poster awards, while a spoof on the
Haagen-Dazs ads for Foster’s lager won him both a silver from Cannes and
the British Television Awards, and a gold from the Creative Circle.
His 26-year-old partner has a Creative Circle silver under her belt for
Timberland and a National Newspaper Awards silver for her work for Marie
Robert Saville, GGT’s joint creative director, said the pair would work
across all the agency’s accounts. ‘Chrissie and Jon are both very
energetic; real self-starters and they want to prove themselves, as
individuals and as a team,’ he said.
The 32-year-old Budds started out at Allen Brady and Marsh, and worked
at Ayer and Leagas Shafron Davis Chick before joining Y&R in 1990. Since
then, he has worked on all the agency’s major accounts and was made a
board director in 1993.
Budds has worked with his new partner, Jones, for the past six months.
Jones began in advertising in 1990 at Leagas Delaney. She joined Y&R to
work on Eurostar, the Royal Marines, London Buses and the British Kidney