Paul Shearer, the creative director of Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper, is
quitting the agency to work on Nike at Wieden & Kennedy in
Shearer will take up the position of creative director on the account,
alongside Glen Cole, in September.
Meanwhile, the copywriter Chris Herring and the art director Andy McKay
have been promoted to the position of joint creative directors at Euro
RSCG. The pair joined last August from Lowe Lintas and Mustoe Merriman
Herring Levy respectively.
Euro RSCG’s executive creative director, Mark Wnek, said: ’Andy and
Chris are leaders in the disciplines of art and copy.’
Shearer said: ’I have been offered one of the best jobs going at a
highly creative agency. I couldn’t refuse.’
Shearer joined Euro RSCG in 1998 as deputy creative director, allowing
Wnek to concentrate on new business and client relations. Shearer has
been credited with raising the standard of creativity at Euro RSCG with
notable work for Peugeot, Microsoft and The Independent.
’We contacted Paul about the job two months ago. We knew he was doing a
great job at Euro, we loved his reel and we thought he was a nice guy so
we wanted him here. Our objective is to strengthen both Nike and our
management structure,’ the creative director, Jon Matthews, said.
Matthews will continue to work on the agency’s other accounts with W&K’s
other creative director, John Boiler.
From next month, Shearer will work for W&K Amsterdam from its London
offices and will relocate to the Netherlands in September. He may also
work on some of the London accounts while the agency awaits new senior
appointments (see story, p2).
Before joining Euro RSCG, Shearer was a senior creative at Bartle Bogle