Three Creative Directors to Leave BBH

By Erik Oster 

BBH-LogoThree creative directors will soon be leaving BBH in the midst of a reshuffle, Campaign reported. Sam Oliver and Shish Patel, who have worked together as a creative pair since 1999 will be leaving the agency, as will Matt Doman. Details of the departures of still being finalized, but, according to Campaign, the creative directors are not leaving for another agency and at the present time “do not have jobs to go to.”

Oliver and Patel joined BBH from W+K in 2013, and have also worked together at DDB London, where they worked on the Cannes Grand Prix-winning “Parallel Lines” for Phillips in 2010. Doman arrived at BBH from BMB in 2010, along with creative partner Ian Heartfield, who will remain at BBH. The pair previously worked together at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, where they won a Film Grand Prix at Cannes in 2006 for their work on Guinness’ “noitulove.”

The creative departures follow the arrivals of Paco Conde and Beto Fernandez, the executive creative directors behind Dove’s Titanium Grand Prix-winning “Real Beauty Sketches” campaign in November of 2014.


“We’re very glad Sam, Shish and Matt are staying with us for the next few months to help us complete some really exciting projects,” Nick Gill, BBH executive creative director, told Campaign. It is unclear specifically when the trio of creative directors will depart the agency.