Wednesday, May 10, 2006

EASTWOOD STARTS THE CREATIVE SHAKEUP AT DDB



As anticipated, several creative teams have been let go at DDB Sydney, a shakeup being overseen by new national ECD, Matt Eastwood. Known casualties so far include Misha McDonald (top right), Dave O'Sullivan (below right), Giuliana de Felice and Adrian Ely. Meanwhile, Eastwood has hired young Publicis Mojo team Tim Green and Tim Cairns, who have done some of the latest Nike work, as well as ex Leo Burnett Sydney/Y&R Melbourne team Adam Rose and Ben O'Brien, who are initially working on McDonald's.

70 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are all lovely people and will find employment elsewhere....i think its a liucky escape from matt eatswood...and the dinousaur that ravages any and every creative mind,,that is known as ddb.

best thing that ever happened.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love ya Mish. Don't sweat the technique. probably time to move on anyways.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the neighbors and DDB. Rock out with your cock out.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

davo,misho,aido,de fellatio.

youse is tops.

from the real ronald macdonald love child.

love the flock of seagulls look mish lets have a beer when youse is ready.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I have you autograph too Mish Mish?

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. Anyone remember how many Nobay "let go" when he joined Saatchis?

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just you mate.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting headline lynchy....Eatswood starts creative STARTS creative shake up at DDB,

erm....methinks you know more friend of mine you are.

YODA.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:14 the clearance was done by Nobby's predecessor, the appalling Poynton, or, as the Toyota client referred to him, The Black Wiggle.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynchy, is that a picture of Dave O'Sullivan trying to fathom the reasons for his departure from DDB over a beer at the Australian immediately after his sacking, in which case it's red-hot journalism the likes of Kochie jumping into the ambulance yesterday - or is it a stock shot?

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now THERE'S someone we haven't slagged off yet.

Hands up everyone who hates Poynton!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Onwards and upwards, my friends.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about fucking time.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have enough Poynton-hate for 100 bloggers.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on ya Chad Cairns and Chad Green!

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adam Rose is orange.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has to be a Kochie moment, taken as a PXT from a blower.

Mushy's however looks like he's carrying his raquet of the court and signing coasters at Schooner Wimbledon.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the guy in the top shot 'Andy' in the wheelchair from Little Britain?

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben and Adam are fantastic suits.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that Ben and Adam had best of show in outdoor and print year before last year in Melbourne for Chupa Chups.. and a silver at ADMA for Defence Force for that models thing.. that's not really that long ago...

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah.. Ben and Adam aren't that bad...

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben and Adam were my tutors at award and to be honest they were pretty good guys to me. It seems pretty obvious you all worked at DDB and have it in for them.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention bringing in $50 million worth of business to Leo Burnett...

Although I still say O'Brien is full of shit...

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm.. I remember O'Brien winning a Caxton.. and MADC last year (x2?).. and Folio.. and ADMA.. and...

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny.. obrien has Volkswagen Mardi Gras ad, Chupa Chups ad and Subaru steering wheel in his book.. not many words.. but different art directors. Seems like good visual work for a writer.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just put the finished touches to a website for an orthodontist in Melbourne where Adam Rose is a partner. Apparently he's known in the tooth trade as the singing dentist.

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know the people involved - i don't live or work in australia - just an observation...

jeeeze, you people are behaving like a pack of 12 year old bitches.

you especially 11:37.

i would like to think many of us work in something slightly resembling a profession. please try and help us all out a bit and fucking grow up.

here's a free lesson - successful people get ahead by doing great work not by putting others down.

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advertising. Dead. Australia. Not. Knowing.

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the pretty and funny will survive.
You ugly fat fucks are doomed.

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in the mcdonalds pitc with ben and adam. Ben and Adam didn't win mcdonalds. it sounds cliched but it was a team effort. And i'm sure if you speak to them they would never claim to have won the business for burnetts. And if they are, which i'm very sure they are not, thye would be lying.

3:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sory abuot the bad splleing.

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wouldn't have ANYTHING to do with the fact that Leos had the account globally. nooooooo.

3:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a copywriter I object to the dated attitude of 'if the ad is visual, the art director thought of it'. I can't believe anybody would still think like this! Most of my stuff is visual, as is most stuff in award books, and if you think that it's just the AD that thinks of all of them you're a dick. Move with the times!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adam is actually Alf the alien.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:17...

Sorry, my mistake. Anyone who's any good in Melbourne likes Adam.

Get a life.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK boys, that's enough. Time to move on.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 11.27 you are so off the mark.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 11.39.. this is just getting really petty and lame now.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, this is way too much fun. Don't be spoil sports!

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, this is tragic. Enough.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i know is mish is lovely and so is dave....

i have worked with them and they have worked with me.

so stop all this personal stuff about everyone...stick to the work .....otherwise it is boring.

the real macdonald love child.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a ridiculous blog.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused, what does all this have to do with Olivia Newton John?

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is the best international Ad commentary outside the US, i'd hate to see the worst.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone actually see Ben at Folio tonight?

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Mischa is going to Whybins.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lynchy, please get rid of vile posts like 11:17.

thanks.

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fight! Fight! Fight! Behind the dunnies after class.

3:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What horrible little people.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting how one angry person can have a long conversation with themselves..

9:56 AM  
Blogger Luke CHESS said...

Hey Lynchy,

I for one wouldn't miss this thread at all if it was deleted in its entirety.

If you've got massive issues with Ben, Adam, Mischa, Dave or anyone else, take it up with them personally. Like adults do.

Most of us read this thing for genuine commentary on ads, not spiteful (and pathetically anonymous) sniping at ex-workmates.

Phew! That's better.

Luke.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best words spoken on this entire blog.

And from someone with big enough balls to put their name to it.

Thanks Luke.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, Ben O'Brien is a loud mouth who loves himself, but is a nice guy. I think...

And as for Adam you won't hear a bad word about him in Melbourne - they all still love him down there. He's a geniune good guy.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is that it sucks that some guy felt the need to slam you guys, Ben and Adam. We've worked together, drunk beers together and had a great time doing ads togther over the years - and hopefully never taken ourselves too seriously. You're good guys and we're with you. GC and AD.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Ben and Adam.. you guys deserve everything good that happens to you.

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Ben and Rosey. No doubt you guys will do great things with Matt. All the best boys.

About time all that bitter shit was taken off this blog.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more.

Thankfully it appears Lynchy has got to the bottom of all the bitterness that I'm sure stemmed from one or two insecure little people. What goes around, comes around and no doubt they'll get theirs...

Now, back to what this blog should have been about in the first place; Congrats Ben and Adam. Top blokes, smart creatives, good luck.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't anyone made the connection yet?

In 2004 Leo Burnett won a McDonald's project (from DDB) with work by Ben & Adam. And while it was a team effort, it was their work that did it.

In 2005 Leo Burnett won more of the McDonald's business (from DDB) with work by Ben & Adam.

So what do DDB do? Hire them.

Enough said. Well done boys.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm, bollocks... but good on them anyway.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke C is a tosser. Clearly he is the one who replied to his own comment (11:33am). Piss off.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Luke CHESS said...

As if, you sad twit.

OK, brave Mr (or Ms?) "anonymous". You and me, Mercantile, 5pm. Let's call it an undercard to the Mundine-Green bout.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big rumour at the moment is that it is only a matter of time and McDonald's will be letting go of DDB completely. Maybe soon the new DDB senior management might also be following these guys to look for another gig!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynchy, get down to the Mercantile with your camera for the Luke v Anonymous undercard and print the shots in the next issue of CB.

Though I doubt that Anonymous will have the guts to turn up.

But if it was to eventuate, what a great new feature for the magazine - the first hopefully of a monthly one-on-one between the parties defamed on this blog and their defamers.

I still pine for the good old days when the likes of Adrian Pritchard, John Doorly etc settled their differences with their fists in the dunnies at AWARD nights.

Ah, those were the days.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Luke CHESS said...

Well, Lynchy was there. But, as you predicted 5:15, "anonymous" failed to show. The softcock.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ben and Adam are watching (judging by 9.45pm you must be)...are your McDonald's ads actually on your reel? I'd be surprised if they were.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their reel would be pretty bloody thin without them, wouldn't it?

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such immaturity is normally only witness in school playgrounds. Surely creative group heads shouldn't be offering to engage in the biff with his detractors. Surely such actions only go to reinforce the original defamatory comment?

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the bet Misha and Dave end up at Whybins?

11:09 AM  

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