Freddie Coltart and Matt Williams join Colenso; FCB puts their awards on Trade Me to fund farewell gift—UPDATED

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Freddie Coltart and Matt Williams join Colenso; FCB puts their awards on Trade Me to fund farewell gift—UPDATED

StopPress understands that creatives Freddie Coltart and Matt Williams have resigned from FCB and will be joining Colenso BBDO.

This brings an end to the pair’s four-year tenure, which started in April 2012 when they joined from Ogilvy.

During their time at FCB, the pair were involved in a host of award-winning campaigns, which picked up metal on both the local and international awards circuit.

However, rather than holding onto these trophies for sentimental reasons, FCB has instead made the tongue-in-cheek decision to sell them on Trade Me in a bid to raise funds for the pair’s leaving do.

The Trade Me post reads:

“Matt and Freddie are leaving FCB. To fund their leaving gift we are selling all the awards they’ve won since they have been at the Change Agency. At the express wishes of the boys these awards must be sold as a group lot. This is your lucky chance to get your hands on four years’ worth of precious metal and plastic, awarded for world class thinking at some of the fanciest advertising awards on the planet. The fortunate bidder will also receive a stack of two-minute award videos, crafted with the same care and love that went into the ideas.”

There has been a solitary bid of $500 made so far, but the discussion section of the post suggests there is some interest in what’s on offer.

In commenting on the departure of the pair, FCB executive creative director Tony Clewett said: "Naturally, we’re sad to see the lads move on. But we’ve had a fantastic four years together, and it’s fair enough they’re now looking for pastures new – we know they’ll make us proud. Besides, when they come back, they’ll be even better.”

Clewett also hinted that FCB would unveil replacements shortly.  

"As for replacements, well, we’ve got something quite exciting in the pipeline. Watch this space."

Coltart and Williams will finish up at FCB on Friday. 


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