Pemberton quits IMP creative director role

Jeremy Pemberton, the executive creative director of IMP, is to

leave the role to take retirement.

Pemberton, 53, was appointed by IMP two years ago after a distinguished

career in above-the-line agencies. Under Pemberton, IMP produced

acclaimed work for the Rugby Football Union and Orange.

Before joining IMP, Pemberton was in semi-retirement after he stood down

from the role of creative director at IMP's sister agency, D'Arcy. He

has been a creative director at various advertising agencies since 1971

and was one of the founders of Yellowhammer.

Pemberton is expected to spend more time with his family and to go


IMP is actively seeking a replacement for Pemberton. Renowned

below-the-line creative directors who are currently on the market

include Ed Pritchard, formerly of Mustard, Graham Mills and Jack Nolan,

the former creative directors of Impiric, and Brian Storey and Xanthos

Christodoulou, who left Brann in August.

John Quarrey, the chief executive of IMP, said: "We're really

disappointed that Jeremy is going. His excellent craft skills, energy

and enthusiasm have been great for the agency but you can't argue with

someone who is determined to go to Australia."