NEWS: Award-winning duo leave Y&R to begin new careers at GGT

GGT has expanded its creative line-up by raiding Young and Rubicam for the award-winning copywriter, Jonathan Budds, and his partner, Christine Jones.

GGT has expanded its creative line-up by raiding Young and Rubicam for

the award-winning copywriter, Jonathan Budds, and his partner, Christine

Jones.



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

Stopes.



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

Patients’ Association.



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