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."