Keith McPhail, one of the founding partners of the Brahm agency in
Leeds, has quit after differences about the shop’s future direction.
He has decided to end his 16-year association with the agency which is
looking at ways of bringing its advertising, PR and sales promotion
operations into a single unit.
Mike Baxandall, the agency’s chairman, said: ’We’ve been looking at
where our business will go in the future and Keith isn’t really in
sympathy with that. There has been no falling out but he has decided he
does not want to be part of it.’
Of the directors who established the agency in 1983, Baxandall, Clive
Rand and Tony Handley remain. McPhail’s shareholding is currently under
McPhail, who is also on the Roses awards organising committee, entered
the advertising industry from the client side, having worked previously
for the Bowater Corporation.
He ran Brahm’s Strachan fitted bedrooms and Barratt Homes accounts, but
in recent years concentrated almost exclusively on management and
McPhail also looked after the group’s design business.
Baxandall said he had no plans to replace McPhail.
’He has just become frustrated with the ad business and wants to do
something else, although he doesn’t yet know what that might be,’ he
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