Paul Morley to step in as Malden quits McCanns Scotland

Aubrey Malden, managing director of McCann-Erickson’s troubled Scottish agency, has quit after rejecting offers of alternative jobs within the network.

Aubrey Malden, managing director of McCann-Erickson’s troubled

Scottish agency, has quit after rejecting offers of alternative jobs

within the network.



McCanns announced in June that Malden was being replaced. He has now

left the group after turning down offers of creative directorships at

McCanns offices in Eastern Europe.



Malden said: ’I’m taking a month out to think things through. I just

want to produce some decent work for some decent clients.’



Malden, who had been running McCanns in Edinburgh for six years,

resigned along with his wife, Ronnie, the agency’s head of art.



Their departures follow a torrid period for the agency, which has

suffered a series of account losses - including the pounds 2 million

Theakston’s beer account - and a poor new-business record.



Malden, currently chairman of the Marketing Society in Scotland, has

spent almost half of his 25-year advertising career north of the

border.



A founding partner of the Craton Lodge and Knight brand development

agency, he is a former creative director of the J. Walter Thompson and

Ogilvy & Mather agencies in Brussels and of O&M in Johannesburg.



Paul Morley, the chairman of McCanns in Birmingham, has assumed

responsibility for the Edinburgh operation until its future is resolved.



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