Pritchard rumored Y&R CD

The ad industry is buzzing with the rumor Jane Pritchard has been tapped as the new creative head of Young & Rubicam, Toronto.The appointment is expected to be announced Monday, March 20.In joining y&r, Pritchard will be returning to Toronto after...

The ad industry is buzzing with the rumor Jane Pritchard has been tapped as the new creative head of Young & Rubicam, Toronto.

The appointment is expected to be announced Monday, March 20.

In joining y&r, Pritchard will be returning to Toronto after an absence of about 10 years.

Pritchard was a prominent creative figure in Toronto in the early 1980s, while working at J. Walter Thompson. She subsequently left for an assignment with jwt in Hong Kong, where, in 1987 and again in 1988, she led the shop to agency-of-the-year awards.

Pritchard, who did not return phone calls last week, is currently senior vice-president, creative director, at jwt in Detroit. She is part of the agency’s diversified division, which handles all clients except Ford, which is in a separate division.

Serge Rancourt, y&r’s executive vice-president and managing director, declined to comment on the rumor.

y&r has been looking for a creative director since Jan., when Rick Davis left after seven years to become head creative at MacLaren Lintas.