David Prideaux, the creative partner of Circus, is quitting to join
Rapier as deputy creative director.
At Rapier, Prideaux will work alongside the other deputy creative
director, Roger Pearce, who is also the head of art. Both will report to
the creative director, John Townshend.
Prideaux is the latest in a series of senior hirings at Rapier. Earlier
this month John Hiney, formerly a director of marketing strategy at
Modem, was appointed as client services director and Martin Langley, the
former WWAV Rapp Collins deputy creative services director, joined
Rapier as the creative services director. Four new creatives have been
hired by Rapier over the past three months, building the department to
seven creative teams.
At Circus, Prideaux worked with the creative director, Tim Ashton, on
campaigns for BBC Sport, The Environment Agency and The Museum of
Townshend said it has taken about eight months to lure Prideaux to
"His experience at Circus has given him skills in a far broader range of
brand media than a traditional ad agency."