Tequila\ executive creative director Cordell Burke leaves

LONDON - Cordell Burke, the executive creative director at Tequila\, has left the agency after just over two years, without a job to go to.

Cordell Burke...leaving Tequila\
Cordell Burke...leaving Tequila\

Burke leaves Tequila\ citing the need to take a break from the industry, before taking the opportunity to explore new challenges.

He will be replaced by Tequila\'s current creative director, Dick Dunford.

Burke joined Tequila\ in November 2006 from OgilvyOne, where he had worked since 1994, holding the executive creative director position for the three years before he left.

Working at Tequila\, Burke oversaw a number of key accounts wins, including Canon and E.ON, and last year helped the agency to retain the direct marketing account for the British Army.

Burke said: "After more than 12 years working almost non-stop as executive creative director at OgilvyOne and Tequila\, it's time to take a well-earned break before starting new projects. I've greatly enjoyed my time at Tequila\ and hope the agency and TBWA Group continue to go from strength to strength."

Dunford joined Tequila\ as senior art director in May 2007, from Minerva BBDO. At Tequila\, he has been responsible for work on the LG Scarlet campaign, and led the creative department in Tequila\'s successful Electrolux pitch at the end of last year.

He has worked in the ad industry for 23 years, including spells at McCann Erickson and Bates UK.

Tim Bonnet, the Tequila\ chief executive, said: "I would like to thank Cordell for the contribution he has made to the agency over the last two years. He has been instrumental in restructuring Tequila\'s creative department and we wish him all the best for the future.