Paul Kitcatt, Brann’s European creative director, has quit with no
job to go to after ten years with the agency.
Kitcatt was in discussions with Brann about taking on the new role of
worldwide creative director, but declined as the post was based in
A candidate for that role is now being sought.
Until recently, Kitcatt was the managing director of Brann’s London
agency, which he set up two years ago with the aim of making it the
flagship of the network’s European operations. Since the agency opened
its doors, Brann London has put on pounds 12 million in billings, with
new clients including Sainsbury’s, The Guardian and the Labour Party.
Recently, the agency was merged with its sister shop, Brann SJA.
Before taking on the London role, Kitcatt was Brann’s executive creative
director. The creative directorship of the London agency will remain
under Dan Plotkin and Lizzie Chrystall.
’When London set up, I really wanted to make it the best agency in town
and be a true competitor,’ Kitcatt said. ’It was a great feeling when we
started beating our rivals but once success goes past a certain point
and things start settling down, it can become humdrum.’