Tuesday, May 02, 2006

HORNER LURED TO FILL WHYBIN TBWA SYDNEY CD GIG


CB hears former DDB national CD, Garry Horner, who left the agency last month after a decade in the job, has been lured to the ECD job at Whybin TBWA, Sydney, which has been vacant since the end of last year after the departure of Mick Hunter. (The latter of course went to JWT, a stint that lasted less than three months).
In other news, Nathan Hodges has been promoted to general manager of Wthe agency. He joined Whybins a year ago after five years at BBH London. CB hears there are other major appointments in the pipeline at Whybins which should be announced in the next few weeks.

58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent news. now you can all stop speculating.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now all we need to know is what are Mick and Ian doing?

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good on ya Gary. Make it great.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats Gaz.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on you,good move.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hodges was actually moved on from BBH within 12 months..

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Garry. If any agency (apart form JWT...) is crying out for a creative miracle it is that place.
When was the last time they did anything notable?

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can’t help feeling Horner has let himself down.
Isn’t Whybins more of an online agency these days?

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh? I work at Saatchis and I never got to do any scam ads. I was too busy on project work for Toyota and winning pitches for online businesses, dammit!

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what is Cleaver doing?

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he is Beaker, who is The Chef?

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Scott.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pediction...whybins will be campaign brief agency of the year next year then....watch this space.

and nope i don't think the above was true...don't think it was ever muted.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean "mooted", you illiterate twit.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is a very exciting time for our agency.

Sydney Suit.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REVEALED!

Sydney Suit works at Whybins - no wonder their work is so shit!

Let the internal witch-hunt begin...

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:39 Have you ever had an original thought in your life?

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynchy stop pulling benign innocent comments off this blog. Whatever happened to FREE SPEECH???

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and he hated it....

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garry is a better CD that Simon Collins though. Plus he's done better work. Good one Gazza. Let's slam Simon now!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3.58pm - i think you've made a very good point. Garry is better than Simon. Although I agree with most of the comments above about Garry, at least he doesn't excrete from his mouth like Collins does.
I wasn't aware Collins is now based in the US, but all I can say is good ridance! We don't need old-school hacks in or around the industry anymore.
Maybe he's gone to the US because they have a wider selection of processed pork products to chew on.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary loves pork ;-)

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're on the Wong blog.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gary will probably be nicer without evil mr cleaver about...i hope.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many blogs is lynchy going to pull off???????????

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:47 - You are obviously a numbnut. Though we do have great digital people, Whybins is a fully integrated agency that has done some great print and TV work for clients like St.George and AAPT. If you want to make comments do a bit or research first.

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So THAT'S what Malph Ralph is up to! Good for him.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COOOL ... Gary Rocks

he deserves some decent clients.. shame about the suit

Have fun Gazza

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12.10 does not have a very good memory.

Pre Mick Hunter TBWA Sydney picked up every year. - Cannes Lions, D&AD, Caxtons, Folio, AWARD, One Show. ATV Ad of the Year...

Then, as you say 12.10 - nothing....

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Neil.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me luv gally.

he buy my ipod.

mei long.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whybin/horner/TBWA?

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no hi christian and john...and then they got pushed.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times is Garry going to congratulate himself on this blog?

Good on you Gaz. Good one mate.

Make it great Gaz.

You the man Garry. You go get em tiger.

Garry you are hot. I love you Garry.

Garry, please fix up your account at Playdolls - it's two months overdue. We know you're not working at the moment but your account is in serious arrears.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gally buy me ipod

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he still looks constipated in the pic..must be trying to get on of his ads out.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this blog earlier today and there was so much more on it. At least 20 comments have been deleted. What was reading as a very anti Horner/Whybin's blog is now a slightly critical but mostly positive reading of the move he has made. Surely not all of those comments were defamatory. Being negative does not give enough excuse for removing them. The comment on who had turned down the position was not defamatory or personal. This is not monitoring, this is censorship and renders the blog useless and a false reflection of the opinion that is being expressed.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most opinions on this blog are false anyway though. Still, it's all a bit of a laugh, innit?

I'm off to the pub.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Campaign Brief is a scam blog?

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is deletion the new black????

must be, every story on this page now has FUCKING HOLES IN IT!!!!

yes, I want my blog vote back lynch.

this blog sux the farts out of collins' fat arse.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gally,

u come see me tonite?

i ave new hand cream.

we make beautiful hand love....

i need new lipsticks ...you pay ,u pay.??????/

5:43 PM  
Blogger doris the pom said...

Last night I read - open mouthed - your collective attempted trashing of Horner, Collins et al. What a bunch of silly, sad, success-starved little boys you all are. (And yes, I’m assuming you are mostly boys. It was the infantile, toilet-fixated homophobia that gave me the clue.) Good on Lynchy for removing the worst of it. I reckon he could have gone a lot further. Probably still should – but yeah, I know, it’s a blog and blah blah blah.

I just feel so angry at you idiots for what you wrote yesterday, and what a lot of other idiots must have read. So, although you’ve probably all moved on to some other tall poppies, in the interests of free speech and my own conscience, here we go….

Simon, Garry, Scott – all very talented people who are extremely good at their jobs. I actually know this, because I actually know them all. They’ve either made a big difference, are making one or will make one. Good on them. Oh dear – did one of them get cross with you one day? Did one of them fire you once? Or look at you in a funny way? Or just get richer than you? Deal with it. Move on. Grow up. Go do some work that measures up to one percent of what any of them has done. Or maybe try and get into a CD job yourself and see if you can….oh no, actually that’s not going to happen for any of you is it? Sorry – forgot who I was dealing with there for a moment….And so if that’s just too much for you, then at least do some basic research before shooting your mouth off. Here’s an example. Garry Horner’s sidekick suit at Whybin’s – Hodges - was actually at BBH for two and a half years. Not five, as the press said. Not ‘moved on after twelve months’ as some anonymous pea-brain claimed. I know. He left in the same six-month exodus as me and fifteen others, the exodus that finally stopped when Soul was formed and BBH found itself again. And all that – for goodness sake - was eight whole years ago. He’s probably moved on a bit since then. I know I have. I wish you lot had.

This is my first and last post on this blog, so flame me, ignore me – I don’t really care.

I really hope puberty kicks in soon, boys. For your mothers’ sakes, you understand.

Doris the Pom.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doris, you said,

'This is my first and last post on this blog, so flame me, ignore me – I don’t really care'.

What a lame attempt at making yourself feel like you're having the last word.

If you really didn't care, you would have saved us the thesis. Which was pretty boring to read by the way. I thought English people were supposed to have a sense of humour.

Oh, and I'm not a guy, so you're wrong about that too.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doris,
You go on about 'have they been angry at you, looked at you funny etc.'. There a whole ballpark of other reasons why these two fuckwits are getting slagged. I won't go into too much detail, but let's just say you're wrong.
Sarah

ps - given you're a pom, it's very patriotic of you to stick up for 2 of your own

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gally like doris the pom she has sweaty palms.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blame the poms I say.

Alot of the imports we get are nothing more than blue collar slobs / footy hooligans looking for a day job and which have no fucking talent to make it back home.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Simon is really an extraordinary talent. You'd have to be to live with yourself after inflicting "sultanas on the grape vine" on the unsuspecting white breading eating Hill's District folk who watch commercial t.v. They deserve better!

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DORIS the Pom,

You ARE a twat. Let me guess? You're a head hunter?

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uncanny:

http://www.unc.edu/~oxford/images/beaker.jpg

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3.11 - I reckon your spot on. No guesses as to who.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In answer to a previous post that has since disappeared: I work at Whybins and I know for a fact only three creatives were approached for the Whybins gig: Ted Royer, Matt Eastwood and Garry Horner. Ted decided to stay in New York after all, Matt took Garry's old DDB job instead, and Garry said yes to Whybin. Our former CD Mick Hunter was not approached (helloooo?), and certainly not Rocky and others mentioned. As far as we are concerned, having Garry on board is a coup. From all accounts, he works hard and plays hard, our type of CD. I suspect that DDB might rue the day they let him go.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just had a thought on a sunny Sydney sunday morning: Sydney Suit, used to be at The Palace, admits he's now at Whybin. Only two men fit that profile: Des Speakman and Reg Bryson. Now all we need is for someone on the inside to check their emails.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... if, in fact, they're a fucking suit at all. Which I doubt.

I don't know Speakman, but I know Bryson isn't a big enough prick to deliberately sabotage a creative team's work. And I'm not sure anyone else is either.

I'd bet a cool $1000 that it's someone winding us all up.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's your first lesson children. Gary Horner anong with his then writer Rowan Dean were responsible "Photo Booth" for Hamlet Cigars. Several Years ago it was universally voted into the advertising hall of fame as the best ad of the century.

So all you youngsters who believe that "The Campaign Palace" is a chinese restaurant on George Street, stop your xenophopic slagging off, and work on your craft. Because believe me you obviously need it.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear hear, 5:45.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was television sketch for fuck sake and they, the seven or so people who actually have their name on it, think they wrote a great ad. The ad is almost frame for frame the sketch with the same bloody actor - so sorry this does not make anyone who's name is on this ad great, just means they are good at nicking other people's creative thinking.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gazza you rock

6:18 AM  
Blogger Bear said...

Congratulations Garry, Indra

9:27 PM  

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