Perry exits Wieden in London

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Mike Perry at month's end will leave as managing director of Wieden & Kennedy, London, less than a year after the U.K. office opened and in the midst of a $25.5 million account pitch. Mr. Perry will become a "flexi-worker," giving himself time for personal ambitions that include writing a screenplay. Mr. Perry said he won't be joining another agency. He was previously managing director of Simons Palmer Clemmow Johnson, since merged into TBWA/GGT Simons Palmer. A successor is expected to be in place by the time Mr. Perry leaves. His exit comes as the London office is embroiled in its biggest-ever pitch, for British Telecom's estimated $25.5 million youth account.

Copyright February 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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