Well, we’ll be damned, got some tips late yesterday on this one but still worth mentioning, in case you haven’t heard, that former AKQA San Francisco executive creative director, Neil Robinson, has joined up with Goodby alum Gareth Kay as a founding partner at fellow SF operation, Zeus Jones (which also has a Minneapolis office). It didn’t long for Robinson to change shops as we reported just less than a week ago that he left his ECD gig at AKQA, where he spent nearly two decades, first in London then the last 10 years in San Francisco. Kay himself, meanwhile, just joined seven-year-old Zeus Jones a few months ago after spending well over four years at GS&P.
Kay writes, among other things, on the official Zeus Jones site: “I can’t wait to get to work with Neil and to start building a creative company for the modern age from the ground up – a skunkworks that challenges marketing as usual. I thought I’d ask Neil to write a few words about why he’s excited by this opportunity.” Robinson and Kay are pictured, l-r apparently on a ledge with the San Francisco skyline serving as backdrop, above. Zeus Jones has worked with the likes of Purina, Betty Crocker and Nordstrom over the years.