Tuesday, November 01, 2005


CB hears McCann Erickson Sydney creative director, Mike Miller (pictured) has been retrenched, along with seven other staffers. Miller had only been CD since early this year and it is understood his role will be taken over by ECD, Mike Thomas, the former Singleton O&M Sydney CD who joined McCanns (along with other Singo heavies including CEO Chis Mort), a few months back. The cutbacks reflect recent account losses, including Boots (Nurofen, Strepsils etc) and Streets cutting back their ad spend, according to one source. The same source says McCann Sydney's top creative team, Robbi Kantor and Bart Pawlak are heading to George Patterson Y&R Sydney soon, presumably lured by former McCann CD, Michael Stanford - Miller's predecessor - now the new CD at George Patterson Y&R, Sydney.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another step on the 'Singletonization' of Australian advertising. Dark and Dangerous times lie ahead, Harry.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed, singletons is the worst fucking agency I've ever had the misfortune to work in. Everyone who works there is incompetent. suits, creatives,the janitors can't even fill the toilet roll holders. But the really scary thing is, the whole agency thinks they rule. It's like they're all brainwashed by free piss and KFC once a week.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many people have tried to change McC's and Singo's.

So many have failed.

They represent just about everything the advertising schools never tell you about.

It's the big holding groups that are to blame. You get into management and you find you have to reach ridiculous profit targets.

When economic recessions come, ad agency'e tell clients that the worst thing they should do is stop advertising (it'll happen again in the next three years, you read it here first).
When an ad agency has to reach a extraction levels higher than the previous year, the first thing that suffers is the quality of advertising - and includes agency sponsored scams.

That's why McC's and Singo's will always be huge; they act like they're in a constant recession.

I can only recommend working at those places if you're desperate and you have a large mortgage to pay.

9:40 AM  

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