Thursday, March 01, 2007

McLEOD PROMOTED AS KING TO RETURN TO NEW ZEALAND


Dave King, the highly awarded M&C Saatchi Direct Sydney creative director, has announced he is returning to his homeland New Zealand for family reasons. He is tipped to be joining AIM Proximity Auckland, while current CD Matt Shirtcliffe is heading to the CD gig at sister shop Proximity in Toronto.
King's position in Sydney is being filled by his creative partner of seven years and current deputy creative director Gavin McLeod.
King (pictured), who is one of the country’s most successful direct marketing creatives, will leave the agency within a couple of months. A firm date has not been set.
“We love Dave and I think it’s fair to say he loves us too. We will miss him terribly but wish him nothing but the best in New Zealand.
“He and Gav have been outstanding performers and we are thrilled that Gav will be stepping into the role – it is a natural and very smooth progression for the agency,” said M&C Saatchi regional creative director Tom McFarlane.
King added: “It’s been a fabulous seven and a half years and I can honestly say I have enjoyed pretty much every single moment.
“Gav is one of the country’s most awarded direct creatives, and I know that the brilliant creative – and awards – will continue to come for the agency.”

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6 Comments:

Anonymous chinky said...

Well deserved.
Couple of great blokes.
Sydney will be a bit poorer for the departure of King Ginger.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a real bummer.

Top blokes, both of them.

Here's to every success in NZ ya ginger bastard.

XX

4:45 PM  
Blogger Roy said...

Big loss for M&C. Bigger loss for Australian Advertising.

All the best back in NZ Kingy! Northern and i will toast you with a glass of red; a very big glass of red.

Roy

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Adam Wells said...

WILL MISS YA DAVE. GREAT WORKING WITH YOU. YOU GOOD FELLA.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Plum said...

M&C won't be the same without you Kingy! Thanks for teaching me everything i know (places not to put vodka) and especially the funny stories (poo stick)...no one has ever made me laugh as much as you (i still get manhand jokes over here though)...miss you heaps and congrats Gav! You're gonna be awesome!
sx

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dave. We will miss you, Helen and the boys. Best wishes. x

8:13 PM  

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