Currently the chief executive of TBWA Simons Palmer, Simons now moves
across to become the chairman of the newly formed TBWA UK group, a
collection of marketing services companies that will include Tequila
Option One, BDH Communications, Maher Bird Associates, Payne Stracey and
Manning Gottlieb Media. Simons’ role is to manage the business issues
and potential conflicts that bind or threaten these various companies.
He will report to Michael Greenlees.
Now the managing director of GGT, Duncan takes the American title of
chief operating officer in the new set-up and maintains client
responsibility for Holsten, John Smith’s and Telewest. He will play a
key role in bringing the two agencies together.
’The only way we will create great creative work is if the place is
organised,’ he says.
Thanks to the recent departures of two senior account men - Robert
Senior and Michael Wall - to launch Fallon McElligott in the UK,
Christie emerges as sole managing director of the new shop with a brief
to look at future strategy, complementing Duncan’s more internal one.
Originally at TBWA, Christie will continue to take charge of TBWA’s
flagship account, Nissan.
One of the founders of Simons Palmer and its respected planning
director, Clemmow will be the joint executive planning director with
Chris Baker. He now takes charge of an enlarged department of 17
planners. Clemmow met Simons and Johnson at GGT.
A founder of BST in 1990, Baker will be joint executive planning
director on the same level as Simon Clemmow. His brief is outward
focused, with some emphasis on client issues but more on future
strategy, new business and public speaking on behalf of the new agency.