BACK TO SAATCHI NZ
CB hears Colenso BBDO Auckland head of art Steve Back has been lured to arch rivals Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland. Back, who will work with deputy CD, Toby Talbot, arrived at Colenso BBDO last year - hired by Talbot when he was CD - after a few years in London at various shops. Originally from Perth, Back has worked with current Leo Burnett CD Mark Collis at George Patts Sydney and later at Leo Burnett Sydney (where they created the awarded Stoli "The Truth" campaign amongst other notable achievements). When Collis left to join Grey London as CD, Back followed soon after to join him, but within a year Collis left, and soon after Back followed suit. He then worked in London at various gigs, including BDDH Partners and Walsh Trott Chick Smith.