ROB JACK SET TO DEPART M&C SAATCHI, AUCKLAND
M&C Saatchi Auckland CD, Rob Jack is set to leave this week to go freelance just two months after Oliver Maisey joined the agency from FCB. At the time, the plan appeared to be to leave Rob Jack as CD of Auckland while Maisey would be in a National role with plans to beef up the fledgling Wellington office. However, with the loss of the NZ Tourism business, it appears the agency is not big enough to have two CDs.
Says Jack: "Over the last four months I've really enjoyed getting back into writing ads, through necessity. I've realised that, at this point in time, creating campaigns and strategies gives me more fulfillment than management. So I'm looking forward to writing some ads."
Jack joined M&C Saatchi a year ago from DDB Auckland (where he had been in a senior creative role for a year after being lured from London).
In London he worked at Simons Palmer, BBH and BMPDDB, and has won a swag of awards, including five D&AD silvers (four for Guess Jeans and one for Dial-a-Cab), one Cannes gold (VW Passat 'Driving Test'), one silver (VW Passat 'Dog'), two One show bronzes, three British TV silvers, AWARD Bronze (VW Touareg 'Surprise Nature') and teo Axis Silvers for VW Golf print campaign.