Paul Silburn quits Lowe Lintas to take Leo Burnett role

The award-winning copywriter Paul Silburn is leaving Lowe Lintas & Partners to join Leo Burnett as a creative director.

He joins Leo Burnett at the beginning of next month, while Vince Squibb,

his art director partner, will remain at Lowe Lintas.

Silburn will be one of five creative directors and will play a key role

in the management of the department.

He will report directly to Mark Tutssel and Nick Bell, the agency’s

joint executive creative directors, who are responsible for Silburn’s

appointment.

’Hiring Paul was one of our easier decisions. He wasn’t short of options

and we’re delighted he’s coming to Leo Burnett,’ Bell said.

Silburn has spent the past four years at Lowes, where he has worked on

some of the agency’s key accounts, including Stella Artois, Olympus and

Scalextric. His ’it’s a boy thing’ campaign for the latter secured him a

Cannes Gold award last year.

Before that he was at Bartle Bogle Hegarty where he partnered Tiger

Savage on the Lynx Effect campaign for Elida Faberge.

Silburn also created the Levi’s ’Cut in the 60s’ press and poster

campaign and ’The Boss’ advertising for Hugo Boss.

’I’ve been thinking about making a move for about the past year and I’ve

talked to lots of people,’ Silburn explained. ’I eventually decided on

Leo Burnett because under Nick Brien, Nick and Mark, I think the agency

is on the up.

’The combination of writing and creative directing that the role offers

is the perfect blend and the obvious next step for me.’

Silburn’s final work for Lowes, a branding campaign for Weetabix (see

lead story on this page), is due to break this week.

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