PREMUTICO AND JACOBS LEAVE SAATCHI'S NEW YORK
Star Aussie expat creative Leo Premutico (left) and his partner Jan Jacobs (right) have departed Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, where they were joint executive CDs under chief creative officer Tony Granger. The pair helped Saatchi NYC win the Cannes Agency of the Year title this year, and the No 3 spot last year.
Where they are off to next is a mystery, although one presumes it's to start their own shop. When contacted by CB, Premutico could not reveal their future plans as they were still contracted to Saatchi's until the end of October.
Interestingly, Jan Jacobs formerly partnered David Nobay, when the two were Creative Directors at Bozell NY under Tony Granger. Nobay, who has just left the ECD gig at Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, has not revealed his next move, although many suspect he will announce a partnership with David Droga's DROGA5 later in the week.
If Jacobs and Premutico are connected to the ever expanding Droga family, it would certainly make for the beginnings of a very powerful creative network.