can now be confirmed that the formidable creative pairing of Levi Slavin (left) and Dan Wright (right) will be returning to 100
College Hill from BBDO New York on May 1. Their return signals a clear
desire from the agency to build on Colenso's well established creative
Slavin will be returning as the chief creative officer, as reported by CB back in March this year,
and Wright will return as a newly promoted ECD. They'll both be joining
Nick Worthington, Steve Cochran and Wayne Pick as the leaders of the
agency's creative function.
Says Scott Coldham, managing director: "The guys coming home is so
exciting. They'll take us to the next level. We don't ever want to stand
still as a business and these two bring a level of brilliance and
experience that will certainly ensure we're continuing to do our best
work in an ever-changing landscape. We're blessed in this part of the
world with our ability to make amazing work with more ease than the
larger markets, but in many ways the US is light-years ahead of us - so
their exposure and experience up there will definitely benefit our
approach to the work."
As two amazing individuals return to
Colenso, two revered contributors to the agency's sustained success
story are heading off. Simon Vicars (left) and Andre Sallowicz (right) will be packing
their bags and heading for London where they will takes up roles at
Says Nick Worthington, creative chairman (who's
just signed on with the agency for another three years): "When great
people leave it's hard to watch them go. But when great people leave to
work with some of the best companies in the world, to gain invaluable
experience, garner knowledge, grow in confidence and produce great work,
and we know that one day they may bring those new-found skills back to
us here at 100 College Hill, it's worth it; it makes us a better agency.
That's what's happened with Levi and Dan, and we hope it will happen in
a couple of years with Simon and Andre."