A message from Amnesia Razorfish Co-Founder Iain McDonald:
So here it is… This is a personal message to let everyone know that Terry Carney my long time business partner and the other co-founder has left Amnesia. It’s been a long 12 years since we kicked off Amnesia from the back room of a terraced house to being part of one of the worlds largest agencies. One hell of a ride for Terry (TC as he’s known here) and myself. In the last four months we’ve finished our earnout and in parallel with that the company has just taken its fourth owner in under four years (TC and I, then aQuantive, Microsoft, and finally Publicis).
The company is in better shape than it’s ever been but at the same time it’s really been the first chance either of us have been able to consider anything outside Amnesia. After this long you naturally start to think about giving a little back to the people that have had to put up with us during this time (yes, that would be our families I’m referring to ;). This is something I know is very important to Terry right now. He has all the support in the world from me, and importantly the whole Razorfish network. So the official news today is that TC decided to make a clean break and he has resigned – the reality is that this happened a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t wanted to say anything until now because I also wanted to have a good think about what this meant to me and to make some decisions myself.
So whilst TC is taking some time out from the industry, I’ve personally decided to stick around and see if I can continue to shake some more digital apples down from the tree. I haven’t got my future completely figured out yet but the digital landscape is something I want to be a part of and there isn’t a better place to be than here in my mind.
Above: Terry and I working hard.
So despite the sad news (which we only announced to staff today) the atmosphere in here is really positive. Hope everyone will welcome and understand Terry’s decision, and along with me give him a huge pat on the back for a job well done. Thanks Terry – enjoy the break, we wish you well and see you at the pub soon.