One year on Toby Talbot resigns from ECD role at RKCR/Y&R, London - to return to NZ by March

TOBY-TALBOT-NEW.jpgCB Exclusive - CB can reveal that Toby Talbot has resigned from the ECD role at RKCR/Y&R London after less than a year to return to New Zealand in March 2013.

Talbot joined the London agency in January this year from the group ECD role at DDB New Zealand.

Talbot told CB that his family homesick for NZ: "I can't exactly commute from Auckland! Got some nice work away for the BBC and have several exciting projects to finish up in January and February but also focusing on an exciting opportunity in NZ. All will be revealed in new year.

"Planning to be home by March 2013. Can't wait."
Originally from the UK, Talbot had been in New Zealand for the previous fifteen years, working at Colenso BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi and eventually DDB New Zealand.

Last year, Talbot was named Creative of the Year for Australia/New Zealand by Campaign Asia  Magazine. He is ranked number one ECD in the world over the past ten years on bestadsontv.com.

14 Comments

The Reviewer said:

On a related note, Cibo is my favourite restaurant in closest proximity to The Strand.

Chatter said:

Chatter was he was headed to S&S.

I hear now that he is headed back to DDB to oversee Asia-Pacific as a regional ECD.

Done deal already! said:

Save the speculation already. Talbot for Whybins
..... may also eventually taking over from Devo too!

Andy F said:

Looking forward to having you back

Third grape from the left said:

Not so Done Deal. I understand from the Wise Woman he's got some spare coppers from Uncle Graeme and is going to set up his own thing with a crack team of former Mojo heavy breathers.

Welcome back Tobes said:

Wherever he goes is going to be shop to be reckoned with.

Connan J. said:

Looking forward to having you up at Sugar mate.

Connan J. said:

Looking forward to having you up at Sugar mate.

Nojo said:

Looks like he won't be going to Mojo

Marc J said:

True.

Manufactured said:

Get off the blog Toby (Welcome back Tobes).

Tipped hat said:

I don't know who's doing Toby's PR but they're a fucking genius

Tipped hat said:

I don't know who's doing Toby's PR but they're a fucking genius

Insider said:

Hopefully he picked up some digital skills while back in the UK...

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