BURNETT RETRENCHES OSTROM AND OTHERS PRIOR TO XMAS
CB hears Leo Burnett Sydney has retrenched several staffers in various departments today, including senior art director Andrew Ostrom, who only joined the agency in February this year. Prior to Burnett, Ostrom had an even shorter six month stint at Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne who lured him from BMF Sydney, where, together with former partner Andrew Petch (now a star senior creative at Saatchi & Saatchi, London) he created the Tooheys Dry "Tongue" spot.
Ostrom told CB that far from being disappointed, he plans to set up something he had put on hold for too long, a product/brand consultancy with a senior industry figure, effective late January. Meanwhile, he says he's looking forward to a restful summer.