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Campaign HQ's future in doubt following launch of McCollville Wellburn

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

September 29, 2008 | 2 min read

The future of Edinburgh based agency Campaign HQ is in doubt following three of its key staff members leaving to start a new company.

Gordon Quinn, director of the agency has departed alongside John McCollville its managing director and Alan Welburn, its art director.

The three have launched McCollville Welburn taking several clients with them and leaving Guy Harrower, creative director at Campaign HQ holding the reigns.

Last Friday the phone line for the agency has gone dead, leading to speculation that it may have closed.

The trio opened up the new agency at the beginning of September.

McCollville said that the move was amicable and explained; “We decided that we wanted to pursue a different course from Campaign HQ and go our own way. Guy wanted to concentrate more on advertising and we wanted to do our own thing.”

The agency is currently working with Friends of the Earth Scotland, the John Smith Memorial Trust, Caledon Green and other old clients.

Quinn will continue to be based in the Highlands where the agency works with client, Shetland Islands Council.

At the time of writing, The Drum was unable to contact Harrower and the phoneline for the agency had gone dead by the end of last week.

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