Friday, March 17, 2006


The Campaign Palace, Sydney has hired young creative team, Kirsty Gavin and
Rupert Taylor. Originally in publishing and media (Kirsty as art director
and designer and Rupert as editor and journalist) the duo are a product of
the Yahoo! Think Tank ­late last year. (Good onya Palace, hope other shops follow suit - Ed).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

does the palace still exist? is it getting bigger again?

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the palace Jim, but not as we know it.

WPP is at the helm, creativity is out the window, dollars driving the ship.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mark Mackay, CEO of The Palace said that after a tough few years the Palace was back on track. The Westpac win, combined with the Hutchison 3 mobile phone account it picked up late last year, brought up to $70 million in billings to the Sydney agency, Mr Mackay said."

The Sydney Morning Herald, March 11, 2006

creativity wins pitches. enough said.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that must have been his PR/spin talking, as i'm sure i saw the same comments in AdNews & B&T!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"creativity wins pitches"

Think you are assuming creativity is what those two clients are looking for in an agency 11:53

A deep discount and a willingness to bend over and take it also win pitches.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With my limited experience with WPP, it generally a case of 'look, whatever they're doing it for, we'll do it for less..'

Then they sack half the department and try to make do with the dregs.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to advertising guys.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah welcome. You're about to discover the purile nitwits who inhabit adland. Except the Palace of course.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that kirsty in the picture? she's real hot.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOT? she's DAMN HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Straight from the think tank to the spank bank. She's on her way.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she looks retarted.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you kidding? whoever wrote that needs to get a clue. this is not a space for insults regarding personal appearances. and if you choose to vent your judgements here, at lease pick someone that deserves them.
kirsty is gorgeous and talented and if you knew her you would know that.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree. i dont know her but shes gorgeous. lets wait and see what they can do for the campaign palace before we start insulting them...

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you watch this team rise to the top.....
they're going onwards and upwards!!!!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done guys. what a great gig and look forward to seeing what you've got to give to this game.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh at last, a blog that is mostly positive. Apart from 9:40's unsubstanciated and shallow comment most of you seem genuinly pleased for these two.

Having said that, if they don't win gold at Canne with their first piece of work then everyone will jump on their backs and call them hacks, despite never winning anything themselves.

You can never win on the CB blog.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've seen their work and they are definitely talented. kudos to the palace for hiring them as although i don't think they're set to win a lion in the next couple of years, they certainly show a lot of potential and with the right guidance will be a team to keep your eye on over the next 5 years..

well done guys.

it's tough for any junior teams trying to crack into an agency creative department these days, with a likely proportion of people vs. available jobs of about 1000 to 1. if you get hired, you certainly have something going for you, most of all the persistance needed to make it in this cynical industry.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:00 PM.... yeah it's all about the awards and pics in social pages.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:51 is a total twat! "I don't think they're set to win a lion in the next couple of years" Who the fuck are you you great wanker?

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'she looks retarted'. 940am, if you are going to be abusive at least learn how to spell the word. for the record, i think shes quite cute....

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6.25, you're spot on. 5.51 is a condescending old codger. What a back-handed compliment. When he says to keep an eye on them, he really means watch the bastards and make sure they don't try to show you up.

We've all met a 5.51 at some point. He's the one making it 'tough for any junior teams trying to crack into an agency creative department these days' and he'll do everything he can to keep it that way.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 11:13

You're one of the many who sadly frequent this blog, who appear to lack basic literacy skills. Please note that the word 'puerile' is spelt with an 'e', and not as you would have us believe thus, purile.

9:21 AM  

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