NEWS: Levy leaves O&M to partner Apps at Lowes

Lowe Howard-Spink has poached Mitch Levy, the award-winning art director who joined Ogilvy and Mather just four months ago, as a partner for Derek Apps, one of its senior TV writers.

Lowe Howard-Spink has poached Mitch Levy, the award-winning art director

who joined Ogilvy and Mather just four months ago, as a partner for

Derek Apps, one of its senior TV writers.



Apps began his search for a new art director after splitting from his

partner of six years, Vince Squibb. Last week, Squibb announced he was

teaming up with Paul Silburn, the former Bartle Bogle Hegarty writer.



Paul Weinberger, Lowes’ creative director, said: ‘Derek and Mitch used

to be in the same group together at BMP and I think they share a view

about what makes good advertising. We are hoping for a fruitful

reunion.’



Levy joined O&M in October as a creative group director working

alongside the copywriter and fellow creative group director, Tony

Strong.



Before taking on a full-time job at O&M, 37-year-old Levy freelanced for

the agency after returning in August from a brief sojourn in Los

Angeles, where he worked at DDB Needham.



His career dates back to when he was hired from college by Boase Massimi

Pollitt and first started working with the copywriter Sean Toal - a

partnership that lasted for 12 years.



Patrick Collister, O&M’s executive creative director, said: ‘We are very

sorry he’s leaving. Mitch has said this was the only job that would have

prised him away from O&M.’