CLARK AND DIAMOND DEPART CUMMINS' SYDNEY STARTUP
Amongst all the talk of a sale of Cummins & Partners to Nitro, Bettina Clark (left) and Carolyn Diamond (below left), who were only appointed joint creative directors of the fledgling Cummins & Partners Sydney office (an apartment in Woolloomooloo) four months ago, have left. The pair told CB they have quite a few options to pursue.
Bettina Clark: 0402 917 711. Carolyn Diamond: 0414 496 781.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Cummins Melbourne general manager Amber Philips, who has been at the agency for several years, has been dismissed. Ms Philips was not available for comment but a close associate told CB that she is in the process of taking legal action against Cummins & Partners for unfair dismissal.
UPDATE 11.10.07.... Cummins has sold to Nitro, Chris Clarke's mini agency group with offices in Shanghai, New York, London and Melbourne. Nitro takes a 50% stake in Cummins, which will be increased to full ownership by 2009. Nitro's Melbourne operation will be merged into Cummins’ Melbourne premises.