After 14 months Veksner set to depart Naked head of ideas role for yet-to-be revealed venture

Simon-Veksner-b&w.jpgNaked Communications' head of ideas Simon Veksner is set to depart the agency 14 months after taking the role for a yet-to-be-revealed new venture.

Speaking exclusively to CB, Veksner says he's had a great time at Naked but it was time for a new challenge: "We've had a huge number of pitches over the last year, winning 13 out of 18 I was involved with. And we've done some really nice work including the latest Renault Koleos 'Beautiful meets Capable' campaign."

Veksner has had an 18-year advertising career spanning agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB London, BBH, and DDB Sydney and has won awards including a Cannes Grand Prix (he co-created the VW 'Cops' ad - left) and multiple Cannes Lions, plus two D&AD Pencils and over 40 D&AD In-Book entries.

In 2010, he published a book aimed at young creatives called 'How To Make It As An Advertising Creative', and has a second book coming out soon, titled '100 Ideas That Changed Advertising'. His Scamp blog was the most popular advertising blog in the UK and last year he re-launched Scamp in Sydney, where it has become a weekly feature on Campaign Brief.

5 Comments

knackered said:

Top bloke and a top CD. A 'creative' agency without creatives. Now that will be interesting.

@ knackered said:

But isn't the problem is that its not really a 'creative' agency at all?

Spicy said:

You're a credit to our industry simon. A brilliant creative, creative director and all round top bloke.

ajt said:

@spicy here, here. Their loss. No doubt another agency's gain.

Old CD Guy said:

In the words of Pee Wee Herman, "I've enjoyed our informal chats."

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