Partners Andrews Aldridge creative chief Paul Snoxell is leaving the Engine-owned agency to explore new avenues as well as launch his own creative consultancy.
Snoxell has worked at Partners for just over a decade, joining with creative partner Andy Todd when the agency bought DS-J in March 2007. At the time, the duo succeeded Shaun Moran, who had quit to join Lida.
Todd left Partners in 2012, and after a spell as a freelancer, became a creative partner at Proximity London.
Snoxell started his career at Tomahawk in 1989, when it was run by Phil Andrews, who then went on to co-found Partners with Steve Aldridge. Snoxell then spent five years at EHS Brann (now Havas Helia) and three at Zinc before linking up with Todd, Edmund Smiley-Jones and Mark Davidson to form DS-J.
A highly respected creative thinker, “Snox” now wants “to sample life beyond agency land”.
The move follows the recruitment of Aaron Goldring from OgilvyOne London as executive creative director to run the the 27-strong creative department, effectively succeeding Aldridge, who has been doing the job ever since the agency launched nearly 20 years ago.
Earlier this week, it was reported that parent company Engine had been put up for sale by venture capitalist owner Lake Capital, with a price tag of up to $500m (£400m). However, Engine bosses insist it is “business as usual”.
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