She left Frank, the agency she co-founded with Andrew Bloch and Graham Goodkind in 2000, at the end of November 2004 to go on maternity leave.
Frank hired former Cohn & Wolfe creative director Frankie Burstin as deputy MD to replace her last year (PRWeek, 16 April 2005), promoting Burstin to joint MD this March.
Gabbie said she had been working as a freelance consultant since last September, with various agencies including Weber Shandwick’s consumer team and Cake. She also worked with high-street chemist Boots on a Christmas campaign.
‘My experience is in the consumer sector, so that’s what I’ve been focusing on,’ said Gabbie. ‘The projects I’ve worked on covered new business, troubleshooting and agency positioning.’
The experience of part-time work had been interesting, she added. However, she would not rule out a return to a full-time agency position ‘if the right role came along’.
Prior to Frank, Gabbie spent five years at Ketchum.