Saatchi & Saatchi London has today announced the appointment of Andrew Kay as Managing Partner on its prominent BT account.
Kay takes on the new role after three years as Managing Director at BETC. He began his career with account management roles at BBH and Grey London, and is a veteran of Wieden + Kennedy, where a nine-year career culminated in his being Head of Account Management. Over his career Kay has worked with major global brands including Nike, Barclays, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Rimmel and Mondelēz.
Andrew Kay, Managing Partner, BT at Saatchi & Saatchi London said: “Saatchi’s have a brilliant team, big ambitions and real momentum. And BT is an iconic British brand committed to breaking new ground and creating great work. The two together are a massive opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”
Kay’s appointment follows a series of recent senior hires which includes Sarah Jenkins as Managing Director and prolific creative Kerry Roper as Head of Design.
Magnus Djaba, Global President, Saatchi & Saatchi and CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi UK: “Andy gets that the work is the what, the how and the why we do what we do, which means we can bring even more impossible outcomes for BT and all our clients.”
BT appointed Publicis Groupe UK last July to oversee its brand relaunch campaign. ‘Beyond Limits’, BT’s biggest campaign in 20 years, launched in October. Kay leads the BT business for the agency and for Publicis Groupe UK. He reports into Magnus Djaba, Global President, Saatchi & Saatchi and CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi UK.