19 April 2011 - 8:25am | posted by | 12 comments

Laird named as new creative director at Rave

Laird named as new creative director at RaveLaird named as new creative director at Rave

Doug Laird has been appointed as the new creative director of Rave Communications.

Laird has formed served as creative director at Oakbase and Underdog, as well as senior creative roles while working at TBWA/Manchester for over a decade.

He joins following the departure of Jamie Buckingham to become senior art director at McCann Erickson Communications House in March.

John Wilford, managing director of Rave commented:  “We are delighted to have brought Doug to Rave. He is an exceptional talent and much sought after by other agencies in the industry. The team is very much looking forward to working with Doug on creating even more exceptional campaigns for our existing and future clients.”

Laird added: “Rave is an extremely ambitious agency and everyone understands the impact that ideas can have in any media. There's a real buzz about the place and I'm excited about the opportunity here.”

Laird will be based at the agency’s Birmingham office, where he will oversee its creative team working with clients such as Carlsberg, Corgi, IRWIN Tools, AEG, Zanussi and Graco.

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Anonymous (not verified)
19 Apr 2011 - 11:28
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A great talent for the midlands, It can only be good news. Well done to Rave , look forward to seeing some more great work

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19 Apr 2011 - 12:13
douglas_laird's picture

That wasn't me. Honest.

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19 Apr 2011 - 12:14
graeme_longstaff's picture

Congrats! and make sure you get down The Green Man for a chip buttie or two dude!

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Anonymous (not verified)
19 Apr 2011 - 12:47
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Doug is brilliant!!!!!!!

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Anonymous (not verified)
19 Apr 2011 - 13:41
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I hope that's not John's happiest face!

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19 Apr 2011 - 13:41
joethecopywriter's picture

Congrats Mr Laird! Good to see one of the good guys making a great move.

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Anonymous (not verified)
19 Apr 2011 - 13:44
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Great creative director - well done Doug!

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19 Apr 2011 - 13:53
vincemcsweeney's picture

Congrats, mate. All the best.

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19 Apr 2011 - 15:18
mark_davies's picture

John, you need to smile more! :)

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20 Apr 2011 - 08:57
jamie_buckingham's picture

Well done Doug, great place to work. Don't show me up!

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21 Apr 2011 - 10:17
Spottswoode's picture

Congratulations Doug. Long time coming.

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Anonymous (not verified)
27 Apr 2011 - 08:02
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I am always happy!!!

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