Friday, March 23, 2007


Richard Selbourne, creative director on McDonalds at DDB Sydney, is leaving the agency at the end of next week to return to the UK.
Selbourne told CB Blog: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at DDB, but my job spec has changed considerably since I arrived. Going forward, the opportunities for me seem to be better in the UK than they are out here, which is why I'm heading home. I can't say anything yet, but I'm hoping to be able to announce a new position within the first two weeks of April."
Says Matt Eastwood, national ECD of DDB: "Richard has been a big part of DDB during his time here. He was a great help and courageously stepped into the breach as Acting Creative Director when we were between Creative Directors before I came on board.
"He did some great work on McDonald’s, most recently contributing the brilliant new Happy Meals campaign to the mix. And he’s done great work on brands like Continental and The Daily/Sunday Telegraph. Richard will be sorely missed and we of course wish him all the very best."
Before being lured to DDB Sydney in June 2005, Selbourne was a CD of Leo Burnett London, where he worked on McDonald’s, Kellogg and Morgan Stanley.
He has also has stints at GGT and CDP. He began his career at DDB London.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to him. I met Richard while doing Launchpad. A great guy who makes you want to take back all those bad things you've said about Poms.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the best richard - around for a vcc reunion before you go?


7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who's left of the creative department Matt Eastwood inherited from Garry Horner only a year ago?

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only think of two: Charlie Cook and Pete Ogden.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex, Ant, Charlie, Jake, Pete, Simon. Yup, that's about it. But you know what? The department is an order of magnitude happier than it was a year ago.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See u Thursady Rich.
You'll find out...

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3.24PM - Carpo. I can tell by your shit spelling.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame to see you leave Australia Richard, you were a champ to us even as lowly launchpadders.

Best of luck mate.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame. A lovely, talented man.

The very best of luck in the future.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll miss his hair.


2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.30 maybe you're a bit too sheltered to be a creative in advertising if you believe bad things about large groups of people. Open your eyes.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Us gals will miss your wicked ways, Mr Selbourne.

Your Top 3

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got home and too pissed to drive back to your party after dinner.
Mish and I are having a toast to you right now.
Miss Lizzie.

12:14 AM  

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