It has been a year of change at the top of adland’s ladder. Now Paul Brazier, chief creative officer and chairman of AMV BBDO , is leaving after nearly twenty-eight years. Brazier (cover image) joined AMV BBDO in September 1991 as creative director, from WCRS. He has spent most of his career there, becoming executive creative director in 2005 and CCO & chairman in April 2013.
Sarah Douglas, AMV BBDO chief executive officer commented, “He helped shape AMV’s output for twenty-seven years. He was a friend to clients and a great ambassador on the industry stage. We are excited to see where his talents take him next and he leaves with our warm love and gratitude.”
Alex Grieve will now step into Brazier’s role as chief creative officer. The chairman role is not being replaced.
Grieve joined AMV BBDO in 2011 as creative partner. He and Adrian Rossi became executive creative directors in 2013.
During his time as ECD, AMV BBDO was named Agency of the Year at Creative Circle on three occasions, Agency of the Year at the British Arrows twice and Agency of the Year two times by D&AD. This year, AMV won a Titanium, a Glass and five gold Lions, making it 2019’s most-awarded UK agency at Cannes.
Sarah Douglas, AMV BBDO chief executive, commented, “Alex and I are united in a belief about the power of creativity to deliver competitive advantage for our clients and, as a partner, he is second to none. He is a razor-sharp, insightful and ambitious torchbearer for the kind of creativity that enables our clients to break free from the pack. He is also an all-round top human. This is the beginning of a very exciting chapter for us as co-leaders of the agency.”