Tuesday, August 08, 2006

CARRASCO TO DEPART SAATCHI'S TO COMPLETE PHD


Senior creative, Rebecca Carrasco is departing Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, to set up a PhD on the power of ideas in public communication.
Says Carrasco: “Nobby and Simone have been very good to me over the past year, and I’m lucky enough to have their support. This project is something I’ve been passionate about for quite a while – and with proposals due in two months – now is the time to get it off the ground. I’ve made a lot of good friends in the Sydney office and I wish Nobby, Simone and the entire team every success going into the future.”
Says David Nobay, Saatchi's ECD: “Ironically, actively seeking out creative people with a restless spirit and passion for ideas, as we do, ultimately means this kind of thing can happen! Rebecca has been a great strength to the creative department and as much as I regret seeing her go, I know this is all part of a fantastic journey for her”.
Originally from Sydney, Carrasco was a star of the YoungGuns four years ago and was snapped up by Colenso BBDO Auckland. She later moved to Saatchi & Saatchi NZ before being transferred to the Sydney office at the beginning of last year. She will depart the agency on 21 August.

41 Comments:

Blogger Luke CHESS said...

We'll miss you, Bec. (sniff!)

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's hot. Brainy, and hot.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on her. She's one of the nicest and most talented people I know in the industry.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that the same thing Nobby said when the guys left to start up 3 Drunk Monkeys?

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Says David Nobay, Saatchi's ECD: “Ironically, actively seeking out creative people with a restless spirit and passion for ideas, as we do, ultimately means this kind of thing can happen! Rebecca has been a great strength to the creative department and as much as I regret seeing her go, I know this is all part of a fantastic journey for her”.

"Isn't that the same thing Nobby said when the guys left to start up 3 Drunk Monkeys?"

No. For starters, their names weren't Rebecca.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So 3:51, you've discovered how to italicise, cut and paste. Whoo-de-doo. However your witless, smartarse groaner not only sidesteps the issue but clearly underlines the fact that the idiots remain in the agencies while the talented or independently wealthy eventually get frustrated and find something else to do.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So 3:51, you've discovered how to italicise, cut and paste. Whoo-de-doo. (sic) However your witless, smartarse groaner not only sidesteps the issue but clearly underlines the fact that the idiots remain in the agencies while the talented or independently wealthy eventually get frustrated and find something else to do."

FUCK YOU, Sparky.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subway will miss you Bex.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She'll keep acting on HOME AND AWAY though, right?

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice comeback, 9:35. And your point is...?

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know for a fact that she's really proactive and very giving of her time in terms of helping graduates try and get jobs. Good luck to her!

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspiring. Brave. Different.

This one's worth watching.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big heart, big smile and full of big ideas.
Good luck Bec. We'll miss ya big time.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's tallented, smart, nice and interesting. No games, no bullshit, she's just good. I hope she changes the industry.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this chick was handsdown the most inspiring lecturer at award school. (besides droga)

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck with everything. You're tops.

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How hot is she!!!

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck am I gonna drink tea with, now?

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Can't you saatchi guys talk amongst yourselves at the Merc?

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hotter than a barbecue.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. If she doesn't think up a way to provide food and shelter to the homeless, stamp out racial discrimination, promote civil rights while also promoting equal rights for women, encourage a return to traditional moral values, reduce the materialism in young people, discover clean energy, calm warring factions in the Middle East, inoculate against aids in Africa, plug the ozone, cure cancer and stop the senseless sexual abuse on Big Brother, who will?

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5.52PM, you're so right.

people who make positive contributions to the world are demigods, or least super human. otherwise there's no reason why you haven't done something worthwhile with your sorry ass. i suppose the only person who can cure cancer is you, but it's just not worth your time.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5.52PM, you're so right.

people who make positive contributions to the world are demigods, or least super human. otherwise there's no reason why you haven't done something worthwhile with your sorry ass. i suppose the only person who can cure cancer is you, but it's just not worth your time.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Jeneal said...

The reason Rebecca is a rare talent is because she not only creates brilliant work but an aura of pure genuineness with everyone she meets. Egotistical and pretentious are foreign words to her. This is why she’ll go a lot further in life than many in our industry. Knock ‘em dead girl!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Batman.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2.11 & 2.12

What's your point? Did it get lost with your sense of humour?

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:12 Do Bec's talents include brainwashing? Most people have done more worthwhile things lately than quit their job. Get a grip.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:22 You mean like start a PhD on the power of ideas in public communication?

I'd say that's farily worthwhile if you work in an industry which communicates to the public and you're sick of doing second-rate work. But it's interesting that you missed that bit, especially when you're on an advertising blog and you're so clearly unhappy.

Good on her I say. Seems to me like she's taking her frustrations and trying to do something useful with them, rather than sitting around and bitching on a blog.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Luke CHESS said...

What's your point, 3:22? This is an advertising blog reporting on advertising news, especially as it relates to creatives. I'd have thought a talent as bright as Bec leaving the industry (though hopefully only temporarily) was precisely the kind of news this site was set up for.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:12 & 5:52...the fact that you don't see any value in someone trying to validate the use of ideas in advertising, in a way clients actually might listen to, only supports 3:51's theory that "...idiots remain in the agencies while the talented or independently wealthy eventually get frustrated and find something else to do." which is just embarrassing. so do us all a favour and stick a cork in it.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Luke C. But tell me, who the fuck are you?
Are you a struggling industry person trying to make a name for yourself using this blog?

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:36 > FYI > You can find Luke's work on the Cannes 2006 website under 'Outdoor Gold'.

And where might we find your recent work?

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:22 & 12:36:

...Assuming that these two separate pieces misinformation come from the same source, you might be best served by working in this industry for more than 6 months before you start having such a strong opinion on who's 'struggling' who's doing anything 'worthwhile'. All you seem to have proven so far is that you're nearsighted, narrowminded and arrogant.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well 12:36, you've taken a nice positive blog about a decent and talented person who's doing something a bit different (and hopefully benificial for our industry) and turned it into another forum for inane drivel. good work.

over and out.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:36 you idiot, Luke Chess is a Cannes winning writer at Saatchis and therefore a work colleague of Bec. Who better to speak with authority on the subject?

Now eat shit and die of embarrassment you pissant.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey junior, Luke Chess and Vince Lagana (suppose you've never heard of him either?) are one of the hottest teams in the industry at the moment you idiot.
Don't waste our time with your crap.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sense you are all terribly upset. So lets call it a day. No more tears. We all loved Bec. She wouldn't have wanted it to be this way.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Luke CHESS said...

Agreed. Let's move on. As someone, somewhere, said once before:

"We'll miss you, Bec. (sniff!)"

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but really? Who are you?

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:01, just lend an international award annual off someone and look him up. He's not hard to find.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have, still nothing.

7:00 PM  

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