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John Plimmer New Creative Head At Saatchi


John Plimmer New Creative Head At Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand

John Plimmer has been appointed Executive Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, CEO Ian Christie announced today. Plimmer has been a writer at Saatchi & Saatchi for the past 9 years. Among his most famous collaborations are Toyota “Bugger”, Toyota “Pied Piper”, Whittakers “Politician”, Adidas “Captains” and Castrol “Secretaries”.

Ian Christie says that John Plimmer (38) has been endorsed by the senior worldwide Saatchi & Saatchi creative team. He will continue the long established Saatchi & Saatchi approach of making emotional connections to bring producers and consumers closer together.

John Plimmer replaces Gavin Bradley, who is retiring after 16 years with the agency, including the last four as Executive Creative Director. Gavin Bradley describes his time with Saatchi & Saatchi as “the greatest anyone could hope to have. Sixteen years is a long time working in the same office. I have several independent projects in development and I am looking forward to extending my creative energies into new areas.”

Gavin has participated in all of the agency’s major global award wins, including several Gold Lions from the Cannes advertising festival, and the consistent placement of Saatchi & Saatchi’s Wellington office in the top ten international advertising agencies.

Ian Christie announced the reappointment of Kim Thorp as Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand for a further term. Mr Thorp was Executive Creative Director of the agency between 1987 and 1997. He continues as a member of the world-wide Creative Board of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Saatchi & Saatchi is New Zealand’s leading advertising and marketing communications company. Its clients include Telecom NZ, Westpac, New Zealand Lotteries Commission, Team New Zealand, Television New Zealand, New Zealand Dairy Foods, and Toyota.

Last week Saatchi & Saatchi was named Global Network of the Year by the two leading US advertising publications, Adage and Adweek.

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