SILBURN AXED FROM FALLON
Fallon has parted company with Paul Silburn, the former creative director at TBWA\London who was handpicked by agency founder Pat Fallon, after less than a year in the job.
Silburn joined Fallon as executive creative director for North America in February 2005, but has nowlost his job along with another creative director Mark Taylor, who was one of Silburn's hirings from Crispin Porter & Bogusky in Miami.
Prior to joining Fallon at its Minneapolis headquarters, Silburn was former deputy creative director at TBWA\London under Trevor Beattie.
The exit of the creative pair follows trouble at Fallon that has seen the agency lose clients including BMW, Dyson and Lee jeans. The agency has also seen its New York office close, with the loss of further clients such as Virgin Mobile.
Prior to TBWA, Silburn was the creative director of Leith London and a Cannes Gold winner, having spent time at most of London's biggest agencies. He joined Simons Palmer Denton Clemmow Johnson in 1992, partnering Tiger Savage and working on Nike, before jumping ship to BBH in 1994 where he started the "Lynx effect" campaign, and also worked on Levi's and Polaroid.
Silburn joined what was Lowe Howard-Spink in 1996, where he worked on the "Withabix" campaign for Weetabix, Stella Artois and Scalextric before leaving for Leo Burnett in April 2000, which he followed with his move to Leith London.