Tuesday, December 19, 2006


After seven years as an award winning senior writer at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney, CB hears Luke Chess has been lured to BWM Sydney as creative director, with a place on the management board, effective late January. CB understands current CD Adam Hunt will remain at the agency, and will be CD on some of the agency's accounts. (More details on the appointment is expected in mid January, when the trade press come back from their break.)
Meanwhile, Saatchi & Saatchi ECD David Nobay says he will be looking to replace Chess (who had been partnered with Vince Lagana) with a high profile creative in the near future. Says Nobay: "It's a great new challenge for Luke, and one I know he's going to nail. While it's sad to see him go, I know it's the right move for him too."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Luke. A big job but I'm sure you're up to the challenge. Good luck with it!

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Lukie!!! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Sad to see the team of Vinnie and Luke will be no longer, but you will kick ass...and being in Ultimo is just that little bit closer to home...

Well done!

Mel C

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap, didn't see that one coming. Congrats Luke. Great move.

Happy Holidays.

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one Luke your a born leader. Can't wait to see you back Sydney side to hoist a pint of New.


7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chesticle, what are you thinking? Good luck with Rob.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has a future as a Barry Stewart lookalike.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want 2 work with Vince!

Lynchy, how do i get into Saatchi's?


9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mate this is awesome news.
Really jope to celebrate this with much beer and merrimaking in the near future.
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Luke ; )

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke, you rock. Congrats. Best eyebrows in the business. Are you going to have to height adjust everything when you're in Belgiovane's office?

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news Luke. Best of luck mate.

And judging by Nobby's comments it sounds like good news for Saatchi's and Vinnie as well.

Everyone wins.


11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we have your office?


11:37 AM  
Blogger Stanley Johnson said...

'Chess boards' is surely bad pun of the year?

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stuff Luke.

All the best big fella you'll go great.

I'm also guessing that you will be 'vain' enough to read these additional comments - if not I'll pop on by to congratulate you in person!!).

Pommie Paul ;-)

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one big fella all the best. A lot of moves afoot...


Paul ;-)

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Luke, that's awesome news! You deserve it. Hope to celebrate with a beer in the new year.

All the best,

Bek Leech

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work Chess.
A long way from the beer sodden carpet of Fort St and your short lived, but ruthless reign as the hairiest lead guitar player in the Inner West.
Keep it real.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock on Lucas. Love your work.


9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just stolen your couch and your fridge. Sorry Chessticle, but you started it.


11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lion looks like a cub in his massive hands.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boy is this is a bad PR shot.

Is this really the best photo or has Luke picked it because he is holding a silver Lion?

Don't know you luke, but congrats anyway. You'll definitely look better standing next to Rob!

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work Bro'


6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done, Luke. Onwards and upwards - the only way!! Anne & Trevor Z

2:19 AM  

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