Friday, April 07, 2006

HUNTER, MORTON QUIT JWT


CB hears that Mick Hunter (right) has left the CD gig at JWT Sydney, together with art director partner Ian Morton, just three months after departing Whybin TBWA Sydney, where they had been for a year, after a highly successful decade as the top team at The Campaign Palace, Sydney.
When CB texted Hunter the question yesterday, "is it true?", Hunter replied "Yeah", but has not yet returned any voice calls.
When the CB Blog broke the story of their move to JWT in October last year, the pair were full of hope after being lured to the job by Aussie worldwide CD, Craig Davis. It's worth recalling the article as an example of what bullshit the "New JWT" is:
"JWT has confirmed the appointment of Mick Hunter (pictured) as Creative director and Ian Hunter and Morton will join from Whybin TBWA Sydney at the end of the year after finishing several major projects. He has been CD at Whybins for only a year, after a decade as senior writer at The Campaign Palace, Sydney.
At The Palace he was responsible for such highly acclaimed campaigns as
the Westpac “Athlete’s Parents” Olympic campaign and the “Red Meat. Feel Good” campaign which won the 2003 Gold Pinnacle at the AFA Effectiveness Awards.
Says JWT Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Craig Davis: “JWT is constantly looking for people who’ve done great work. But, while their track record proves their expertise, their orientation needs to be more about the future than the past. They also need to be really good human beings. Mick and Ian fit the bill perfectly”.
Says Hunter: “It’s great to be on the ground floor of something that’s got such great potential”.

87 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the blogging begin:

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone really believed that shit about JWT actually caring about the quality of their creative work, then I feel sorry for them.

Try to do good work at that place, and the 90% of talentless hacks that populate the joint will feel so threatened you'll be out the door.

Australia's worst big agency, by a mile. At least Singo's doesn't pretend to be anything but a sweatshop.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a real shame, although not hugely unexpected. Simon Collins wanted to get them in years ago, but knew the clients/suits would drive them insane.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Craig Davies did make all the CDs sign that 'creative charter' promising to do better work.

Well that fucking worked didn't it Craig.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

define "quit"...

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Highly successful decade indeed.

- it's just that it was the last decade...

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10.01. Please list for our edification the countless awards you have won this decade. Or indeed any other.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Whybins still looking for a CD?

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes 10:01 you anonymous prick, there are maybe a handful of creatives with a better track record than Mick & Ian, and those people would have the balls to use their own fucking name.

Therefore you're just a bitter, sad hack in some no-name agency.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and you are......?

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:32 - slightly hypocritical don't you think?

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, completely hypocritical, but then again I'm not using my anonymity to badmouth good people. Just other anonymous bitches like me.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it ever going to work. Internationally we all know that Craig & Co. want JWT to go down the creative path, but hello in Australia they are controlled by STW who hardly hold up creativity as their mantra. Doomed to fail.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All over the size of a logo.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Mick. Good move.

You cunts get fucked and get a life.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boring....

Hey 'Sydney Suit' liven it up with some of your wit and charm.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unlike this tripe which seems to base an entire story on the possibilities behind a text message, Julian Lee at the SMH has a more researched article.


http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/new-boss-in-dynamic-duo-out-but-no-explanation-from-jwt/2006/04/06/1143916654248.html

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read it. It's longer but no more info that what is here.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the article. Doesn't have anything more, like where they are going. Any ideas, anyone?

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone on this blog needs to chill out, go for a long lunch and come back monday

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck off you dog-felching cunt.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:17 PM.

Lovely prose, nicely structured, mature and intelligent.

Obviously a Saatchi boy then.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:17 congrats on setting a new blog low point.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are such a fucking arse licking cunt. I fucking try. I FUCKING TRY MY HARDEST.

Go and fuck yourselves hard up the arse.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like someone got their ad rejected today... Keep your guns locked up people.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is it true that Mick and Ian are off to Melbourne then?

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lynchy, please, please, please out 1:13 for us.

we could do with a laugh.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive heard they are both going to start a building company, designing suburban extensions in the strathfield area...

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, my fans on this website are asking for my perspective on this story!

My views are now obviously resonating with the creative community. Glad to hear you are all starting to see sense.

I must say I am saddened by this development. It’s just un-Australian.

Mick and Ian are surely passing up the opportunity to do some great creative work at JWT. Craig David is doing wonderful things with the network globally.

They were in a perfect position to build on the great t-shirt type campaigns they did at Whybins for AAPT and The Victorian Transport Commission.

No doubt those campaigns really pushed sales through the roof – and let’s not forget ‘creative whinger’ bloggers out there that sales is what it is all about! Remember who pays your overinflated salaries.

I know from a friend who works at Kellogs that they are deeply worried that sales may now drop. A crying shame after a decade of memorable ads...

I suppose the big question is where will these two pop up next?

Who knows, maybe they will set up one of those pretend creative agencies like the Glue Collective and do some scam ads…?!!

Yours,

Sydney Suit.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god. The sydney suit wanker is back online. Just when I was chilling down towards the weekend you make my blood boil... Fuck off and take your half wit comments with you.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Mick Hunter is Sydney suit!

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:17, fuck you sound like a fucking asshole.
It's friday, get a life over the weekend. Oh, and maybe one day your wish to works at a good creative agency would come true. You bitter wanker.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sid Suit was brilliant in 'Carry On the Account handling jubblies'.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney Suit, I heard Singo is on his way back from the races, and you know how he hates it when you're not working.
Quick...make a cup of tea and start highlighting shit in BRW magazine.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney Suit,

You've confused JWT's Craig Davis, with your teenage lovers Craig David playlist in itunes. Make sure you don't mispell your own name in your 3pm powerpoint preso.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody has any idea how hard it is to work on Kellog's. I TRY!!! I FUCKING TRY!!!

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re sydney suit: 1.50 - decade of memorable ads, yes, how could we all forget the singing kids for sultana brand or their goat spot and k time bars - they are pure gold. maybe jwt needs the sydney suit to fight for the creative?

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2.43 hit the nail on the head. Any creative who's worth their salt would find it hard to work on a cereal client. Maybe Mick and Ian thought they could win back some decent business?? A lot of STW bagging... maybe the focus should turn to the JWT client list??

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now absolutely convinced that the Sydney suit is on a compete wind up. There is literally NO doubt in my mind.

That fact accepted, I think he/she is quite funny.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Sydney Suit' it's great to see the wider advertising fraternity taking part in the debate - carry on the good work!

I was actually thinking we need 'Sydney Mac Op' to join in too but I remembered that's half the so called Art Directors on here anyway.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Sydney Suit. My Friday was looking so dull.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The creative behind 'sydney suit' deserves an award!
Fucking brilliant

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and who are you 3.07pm? some wanna be who can write a lame 3 word headline containing a pun, a rhyme and a bloody metaphor and call yourself a copywriter. get a life and some real skills.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Sydney Copywriter.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:35 Actually you descibed me down to a tee - as an Art director.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah... who moonlights at kinkos on park st as a mac op...

sydney art director

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney Suit should be up presenting an award at the next AWARD show.

And subsequently being dragged off stage 10 minutes after the 'WRAP IT UP' sign has gone into melt down.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:46 You're obviously not the busy over there at Odd Fellows are you....?

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you wankers. Go and make a cup of tea... I bet your's is probably white with one, and don't ya just love a double teabagging.

Yours in sphincteral bliss

Sydney Underpants

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just came out of a meeting with Sydney Client...

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on all of you fuckers - I am the Bad Boy of Advertising.

Sydney Bad Boy

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:49 i dont work there. nice try. you obviously have had no education as you cant even construct a sentence properly.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh sorry 3:55 I didn't realise you had been retrenched from there.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

adrian, can you make me a cup of tea?

roy.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kettle's broken. Why don't you nuke yourself some amyl?

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong Blog dick head - the Tea Blog is 4 or 5 articles down Roy.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:57 get over it. you seem obsessed with the place. well its good to have dreams - i hope you can get a gig there one day...

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney Suit - I doubt the TAC would relish too many 'sales'. And no doubt you're just pissed that you don't have the tits to fill out the t-shirt anyway.

Sydney Production Prick

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually work at Lavender 4:01 and I am quite busy right now. Bye.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

402 sorry simon. we should catch up for a drink sometime...

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow.. Lavender. What have they actually ever done?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday afternoon bored and blogging.

Gotta love it.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look how little you lot have to do on a Friday afternoon. Lazy arses.

Since my last post I have done two research debriefs and a great PowerPoint preso to the CEO titled 'The Future of Creative Depts - Do we need them?'

Anyway, about the suggestion by one of you scruffy bastards that I should hand out an award at one of your back-slapping shows - forget it.

Do you really think that I am going to go up on stage and present a worthless lump of metal to a couple of you tossers?

It got me thinking though as to what category I WOULD enjoy presenting...

Best ad in the 'air guitar' or 'dog traing school' categories?

Or announcing a Scamming 'Hall of Fame' induction - plenty of you no-hopers to consider for that one.

The thing that I find most amusing about this thread is that some of you actually think that I am not a suit. Is this your way of dealing with the painful realities that I write about?
You can’t handle the truth so you go into denial about my power over you. Pathetic - but probably the most creative thing you have ever done in your careers since that print ad with a cobweb in the visual.
Hacks. the lot of you.

Sydney Suit.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least we dont have cobwebs between our legs...

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, what the hell.

I'm coming clean.

I'm tired of ripping you creatives, your work, your agencies.

Hell. I'm so very tired.

I always wanted to be a creative. That's why my propositions are always straplines. It's why I wear funky clothes on Fridays. Hell, I'm wearing a t-shirt today.

I'm tired of powerpoint.

Laughing a client's jokes.

Not saying a word in presentations because my greatest fear is entering into a creative argument my limited experience simply won't win.

Smiling weakly as I lie to the creative department that the presentation 'went really well but there's some changes' when in fact I just nodded my head and scribbled down bulletpoints with the Mont Blanc pen my disappointed father bought me.

I envy you. I envy you all.

I work in a sub-standard agency on financial products and services.

But there's that well-thumbed copy of the One Show I keep on my coffee table just to give the impression I care.

I've learnt nothing in my career save the effective use of the word 'paradigm' in sentences.

So very tired.

Sydney Suit.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sydney Suit aka Tony Barlow

Your obvious eloquence and erudition hasn't gone unnoticed. This alone sets you a part from the masses using this blog. It also makes you a stand out suit; let's face it most of them are dogs arses when it comes to their knowledge of advertising.

So keep it up, and keep it clean.


The Dutch Oven

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no creative - no need for couriers - ooops, sorry suits! haha

5:04 PM  
Anonymous The Masked Creative said...

Ed B is a a dumb cunt!!!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous The Masked Creative said...

He is a suit by the way at the bottom of the bottom of the barrel.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm. Sydney Suit wrote 4:14PM.

I wrote 4:27PM because I was bored.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mick's smiling cos the shot was taken at the Palace.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney Suit is Hot!!!!!!!!! I want to date him!!!!!!!!!!!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been there done that. He likes being fucked up the arse.

Sydney Client

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Sydney Suit get the Mylanta ad (p57) in the GOOD WEEKEND across the line last week?

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday morning - any clearer explanation on the reasons for the boys' departure?
Someone mentioned a logo size - or was that a cunningly iconic metaphor to epitomise all the woes of STW?

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynchy?

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a cunningly iconic metaphor. Trust me.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it that, after a long romance with JWT cooing enhanced creative product, awards, trips to Cannes,
sharing a jacuzzi with Craig....... the reality surfaced on the first day of work.
"OK Mick we need to get $300K off the creative department. "
Creative accountant with a machine gun was what they really wanted.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe they can go for that euro gig advertised in adnews on friday

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... seeing they're not looking within.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why yes, that'd be great.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez Moby's let himself go a bit.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JWT sucks.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of them is going back to TBWA!!

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think fucking not 12:12.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that a Scottish accent?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gary horner is the new cd at whybins

3:29 PM  

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