Simon Antenen quits Claydon Heeley for career break

Simon Antenen, the joint creative director of Claydon Heeley Jones Mason, has quit the agency with no job to go to.

Simon Antenen, the joint creative director of Claydon Heeley Jones

Mason, has quit the agency with no job to go to.



Antenen was a founding partner of Jones Mason Barton Antenen which was

merged with its sister agency Claydon Heeley earlier this year

(Campaign, 14 January).



Antenen’s resignation is the second of the four-strong management

line-up at Jones Mason, which had launched as a joint venture between

BMP DDB and Claydon Heeley exactly a year before. Managing partner Steve

Barton quit earlier this year.



Following the merger, Antenen, the creative partner, shared the role

with Claydon Heeley’s incumbent creative director, Rob Scott.



Antenen said: ’The change in culture after the merger, from that of a

small but growing operation to a much larger, more established one,

prompted my decision.’



Nigel Jones, also a founding partner of Jones Mason and now the joint

chief executive of CHJM, said: ’Losing a good creative from any agency

is always sad, and Simon has delivered some great work.



’But I have been talking to him about this for some months, and he feels

as if he needs a break to decide what he wants to do next.’



Antenen added: ’I think that you need to be constantly stimulated in

life and leaving the agency is a good way of staying hungry. I’ll

probably be back in some shape or form after a break.’



Before teaming up with the three Jones Mason partners, Antenen was a

senior copywriter at the Bartle Bogle Hegarty below-the-line agency,

Limbo.



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