Pond-Jones signs up O&M duo to Dorlands

Jay Pond-Jones has made his first senior hiring as the Bates Dorland creative chief by capturing Ogilvy & Mather’s star team of Clive Yaxley and Jerry Gallaher.

Jay Pond-Jones has made his first senior hiring as the Bates

Dorland creative chief by capturing Ogilvy & Mather’s star team of Clive

Yaxley and Jerry Gallaher.



The pair, who have a string of awards to their names and previously

directed O&M’s creative work for Guinness, will take leading roles on

Dorlands’ Heinz, Center Parcs and the Nouvelle tissues business.



’They are bringing proven creative firepower to the department,’

Pond-Jones said.



Gallaher, 38, a writer, and his art director, Yaxley, 39, who fill the

gap left by Jon Canning’s departure to take creative control at Court

Burkitt & Co, will also join the agency’s board.



Their switch to Dorlands ends an eight-year association with O&M where

they created the high-profile ’black and white’ campaign for

Guinness.



Their other credits include Fisherman’s Friend, Rowntree’s Jelly, Golden

Wonder Wotsits and Winalot. They have collected golds and silvers at

Cannes and the Creative Circle as well as silvers at the Campaign Poster

Awards.



Pond-Jones, who had been looking for a heavyweight team for several

months, met Yaxley when they were both on a D&AD judging panel earlier

this year.



’They feel right for us because they are passionate about doing good

work,’ Pond-Jones said.



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