Nick Wray, the newly appointed creative director of BDH
Communications, is to part company with the Manchester agency after only
Wray, who is best known for the high-profile Coca-Cola football ads he
produced while freelancing for Wieden & Kennedy, will finish on-going
projects before leaving later this month.
Agency officials were reluctant to discuss details of the split, but the
joint managing director, Al Dickman, commented: ’Nick wanted to make
changes that the board couldn’t agree with, so it was mutually agreed
that it would be best if he left the agency.’
Dickman added that a new creative director will be chosen from within
the agency and that an announcement will be made within the next couple
of weeks. Wray was away on a shoot and unavailable for comment as
Campaign went to press.
Wray, a copywriter, joined BDH last July as part of a move to reposition
the GGT-owned agency as a broader communications company.
Originally a protege of Dave Trott at GGT, he rose to become a senior
figure at the agency. Wray left the agency in the early 90s and worked
at Miller & Leeves WAHT, J. Walter Thompson and Reay Keating, before
going freelance in 1994.