Monday, January 23, 2006

AFTER 10 YEARS HORNER RESIGNS AS DDB NATIONAL CD


After serving 10 successful years at DDB Sydney as National Creative Director, Garry Horner has decided to take a well deserved break. Garry is one of the most awarded creatives in Australia, having won numerous gongs at all the world's major advertising festivals, including D&AD, Cannes, Clio, The One Show, Campaign Press & Poster, British Television Awards, ATV and AWARD.

He was responsible for a raft of successful campaigns for McDonald’s including the iconic ‘Jessica’ and ‘Anzac’ spots, ‘Dare’ for Dairy Farmers, the launch of Hutchinson 3, Napcan ‘Talking Baby’ and more recently the Konica Minolta ‘Mud’ campaign which picked up Best in Show at the inaugural Gongs last year.

Horner will stay at the agency to complete a number of high profile campaigns for Clean Up Australia and Wrigley’s Extra, which go into production over the next few weeks. The hunt for Horner's replacement is currently underway.

Says Horner: “It’s difficult to leave an agency that has been such a large part of both my professional and personal life. However, there is a wind of change blowing through our industry and I want to be part of it. DDB is a great agency, but after 10 years,I believe that I have achieved everything that I set out to do. Our creative product has never been better, our creative department has never been stronger and the agency itself has never been in better shape.....from my point of view it’s a good time to leave. First back to ‘Blighty’ to see my dear old Mum,then back home to meet whatever exciting challenges lie ahead with a renewed sense of passion, energy and commitment.”

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that was fucking coming.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should put Furby in

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor old Richard......

"It is understood Richard Selbourne, Creative Director at DDB Sydney will pick up Horner’s creative duties until an expected high profile replacement is found".

....... talk about being damned with faint praise.........

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's matt eastwood you dopey Mac Operators....

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Lawrence. Place your bets.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Lawrence. Done and dusted.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are all wrong

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karl Fleet

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynchy, what's gone wrong with the site? All this light blue writing on a dark blue background is doing my head in... it looks like a website out of 1995

10:30 AM  
Blogger lynchy said...

You're right. I just wanted to try something else, but all the templates are dull as batshit. At least this one is plain. Hopefully Blogger comes up with some new, hip ones for the Noughties.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick Catmur, now's your chance.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catmur wouldn't last a day at DDB OZ. He'll go back as quick as Mike O' did when at Clems Melbourne. Figure out why.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resigns. Yeah, right...

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ME.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH, how funny...did you get that everyone? That last post didn't mean 'Me' as in 'myself'. it actually was code for Matt Eastwood Get it M.E?.....wow , the oldies must be shitting themselves if that's the best you can come up with being anonymous....get clever or get off the blog loser...

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all making fools of yourselves...do some work.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben Pegler

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Monty Noble.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit?

Let's make some fucking ads.

Move over, you fucking civilians.

There's a war going on and friendly fire is the order of the day.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrick Kim

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if Gary Larson got the job, we'd all be well fucked. Someone with talent - actually in the indusrty.

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He does. He's the CD of Grey Auckland.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean that the DDB boys will have to stop their long lunches and trips to the local "Rub and Tug"? But that's part of the advertising community's folk lore here in Sydney...

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I't Simon Collins. Talent like that cannot be wasted. He deserves the job, and a OAM

4:54 PM  

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