Monday, December 18, 2006

BURNETT RETRENCHES OSTROM AND OTHERS PRIOR TO XMAS


CB hears Leo Burnett Sydney has retrenched several staffers in various departments today, including senior art director Andrew Ostrom, who only joined the agency in February this year. Prior to Burnett, Ostrom had an even shorter six month stint at Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne who lured him from BMF Sydney, where, together with former partner Andrew Petch (now a star senior creative at Saatchi & Saatchi, London) he created the Tooheys Dry "Tongue" spot.
Ostrom told CB that far from being disappointed, he plans to set up something he had put on hold for too long, a product/brand consultancy with a senior industry figure, effective late January. Meanwhile, he says he's looking forward to a restful summer.

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oz is a top bloke and awesome creative. Their loss.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently 5 creatives resigned on Friday from Saatchi NZ. The same day as another 2 were leaving after having resigned, a week after another 2 resigned.

Is that normal?

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can hear the ladies crying from here. On word and up word mate.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everyone leaving Saatchi NZ? Lynchy?

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame to watch a career go down the toilet and worse to make comment on this medium of tittle tattle, but the truth is if you produce nothing how can an agency pay you for it? No clothes and all that.....

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ozzie is one of the most talented and passionate creatives in the region. Letting him go says a great deal about the future of Leos.

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That shop is going down fast. What a pity.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is going on at Saatchi's NZ. Come on Lynchy give us the NEWS.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck what's happening at Saatchis NZ?!!!

Is indulging in industry gossip going to make you a better creative? Exactly, so do your career and your boss a favour: fuck up and get back to work!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retrenched just as summer rolls in.
Lucky bugger.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Oz in the future.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he expressed a different opinion to Mark Collis's, which would have been fatal.

I bet you don't print that.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Young Gunner said...

They hired two RMIT kids who picked up at Young Guns and then got rid of them after three months!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More importantly, how did you recover from sunday night??

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Ozzy, your talent was being wasted at Burnetts.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the names of people retrenched? We need freelancers.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:01 and 9:58 check out the NZ blog.

http://nzcreativecircle.blogspot.com/

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4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OSSY!

OSSY!

OSSY!!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OI!

OI!

OI!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tongue ad was crap anyway

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to start your own empire OZ, you were a waste of talent at Leo's. Their loss your gain.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come back down to Melbourne! We miss ya.
x

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck ozziee. You are a true talent and a true nice guy. very rare in this industry.

V.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynchy mate your making it out that Petchy is the star, yet he hasn't done much overseas either. Also Ozzie also created Tooheys "Tongue" they're equal; but i must add agree with the comments, Ozzie's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and a gun creative. You go son!!

((Andrew Petch (now a star senior creative at Saatchi & Saatchi, London) he created the Tooheys Dry "Tongue" spot))

12:09 AM  
Blogger lynchy said...

Dear 12:09am.... I didn't write that, read it again.

7:26 AM  

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