A post 12 years in the making…

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.

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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.

 

Cheers,

Iain McDonald

@eunmac

41 Responses to A post 12 years in the making…

  1. iclazie says:

    You’ll be missed greatly, TC. Happy travels and all the best! -IC

  2. carlmoggy says:

    Good luck Terry and enjoy a well deserved break and the fruits of 12 years hard work!

    I’m going to miss the Tequila shots in Thredbo

  3. joelyrighteous says:

    Best of luck Terry, we’ll miss you.

  4. Doddsy says:

    Good luck mate,

    You’re going to be missed, so take care and see you soon……

  5. angegraham says:

    Enjoy your break!

    Hank is staying though, right? 🙂

  6. Jeremy says:

    Sad times, the end of an era! Thanks for a great time and building a fantastic company and place to work!

  7. emmaj says:

    Best of Luck Terry,
    Enjoy the well deserved break!

  8. stephanlange says:

    All the best to you TC – hope to catch up soon

  9. Elodie says:

    All the best Terry!

  10. andypearce says:

    …well that’s one way to get out of beer o’clock talent time 😉 We’ll miss you mate … and hank.

  11. Tip says:

    All the best for the future Terry

  12. Farzi says:

    you will be missed greatly. Enjoy your free time and keep in touch. Is Hang retired now? He hasn’t got his retirement package yet!!

  13. Annie says:

    All the very best for the future Mr C. It was a real pleasure to work with you. You will be missed lots.xxx

  14. Rebecca says:

    All the best Terry, don’t be a stranger, big hug to Hank as well.

  15. Cee says:

    All the best and enjoy your break Terry

  16. Brady says:

    As one of four or so people in the company that still remembers the old terrace house, I have to say it will be weird without you and your yapping mutt around, TC :).

    All the best, mate. Get some sleep. You earned it.

  17. Andrew303 says:

    Cheers Terry, all the best.

    It’s my turn for ‘Beer O’Clock talent time’ this week, hopefully the two events aren’t related.

    Make sure you and Hank come to visit.

  18. Lee Sherman says:

    What an amazing accomplishment in building Amnesia Razorfish over the past 10 years. Congratulations, and thank you for everything. I hope you get some quality family time before setting your sights on what’s next. All the best!

  19. […] In a posting on Amnesia’s blog, McDonald said that he has decided to stay although he doesn’t have his “future […]

  20. Tom says:

    All the best Terry & Hank.

  21. Sandor says:

    All the best, Terry. Enjoy the time out – it’s been a long journey and it’s well deserved!

    Keep in touch. Hope we’ll be seeing you sometime for beer o’clock!

  22. Carlo says:

    All the best, Terry!

  23. Ken says:

    I wish you all the very best for the future Terry. Im at Manly Dam 7am every sunday if you ever feel like a challenge on the bike.

  24. claire says:

    Hey TC

    Wow – what a ride! you will be missed – thanks for all the fun times, hard work and great chats. Much love to you and the fam and the next exciting adventure.

    Maddie says kisses to Hank – and lets catch up for a dig in the park sometime!

  25. Good Luck Terry. You will be missed. Maybe run into you in Vegas sometime???

  26. Dan Krause says:

    All the best for all you future endeavors Terry.

    Thank you for helping to build an awesome company, place to work and all the fun times during work and play!

    Keep in touch.

  27. Graham says:

    Best wishes for your new beginning, Terry! Good luck!

  28. WOW big news hey,

    Hope you enjoy the well earned break.

    I will keep my eye open for a digital agency called Amnusia or Emnesia to spring up somewhere.

  29. buckles says:

    Mate, Boss, Colleague, TC,

    Your passion to invent the future and empower the staff to achieve such heights is unrivaled. 12 of the best and digital has only just begun. Once an Amnesiac always an Amnesiac. All the best

    Bux

  30. Bradley Cho-Smith says:

    News travels fast 🙂 A big bold and brave move for both of you. Knowing both of you well, I know that this will be a refreshed start of great new things for you both. Was great being part of the Amnesia mix. Good luck guys. And look me up if you’re ever in London. All the best Brad – Oh and big hello to the team :-p

  31. paul jason says:

    To one of the nicest and most inspirational guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with – can’t wait to see what you do next.

    PJ

  32. Deano says:

    Best wishes to you and the family mate. It’s been a pleasure working with you for almost 10 years now. Good luck!

  33. Jen says:

    Thanks for creating such an awesome place to work Terry! All the best for the future, you will be missed- hope to see you soon.
    Jen

  34. Tracy says:

    All the best in your next adventure, sad to hear to the news but exciting for whats ahead. It was great to work with you; it was refreshing to have such an accessible, motivated, fun executive to lead the office! Thanks for the opportunities.

    Cheers!
    Tracy
    PS – tell Hank we miss him 🙂

  35. Mr Corbett says:

    TC – i bet it will be strange to not have a little guy yapping around the floors of amnesia anymore. They’ll miss Hank too I bet…BOOM BOOM!!
    Stay healthy and happy mate. You did a fine job with growing and running the business and you should be rightly proud of what you achieved. 99% of people talk about doing it. You did it.
    i’ll see you at the gym.

  36. Keith Don says:

    Thanks for creating an amazing agency. Your legacy is clear in the work that your agency continues to do.

    Thanks for your efforts in also keeping us clients happy including flying down to make us feel the love 🙂

  37. Mel says:

    All the best Terry. It has been an amazing number of years working for you and with you! Wish you all the best in adventures to come. Hopefully we’ll catch up soon over a few drinks…make sure to bring Hank along.

    Mels

  38. icleasby says:

    TC,

    Your hard work has paid off and you certainly deserve an amazing break. Well done in your past 10 years in the Digital Interactive Marketing industry. Your commitment has built a highly regarded Digital Agency.

    Live well, Live Happy!

    Peace,

    IC

  39. TC says:

    Guys I just wanted to say that whilst it is the right time to take some time out from Amnesia it was also one of the toughest decisions that I have every had to make.

    I want to thank you all so much for the kind words. I am going to miss you all and being part of such a progressive and talented group of people.

    I wish you all the very best with this new chapter in the companies history and I will be sure to stay in touch.

    Oh and Hank is not happy with me as he misses his ball games in the office.

    Thanks again for an amazing adventure.

    T 🙂

  40. Toby says:

    TC – Enjoy and make the most of your well deserved break! It will only be a matter of time before you are flat out again in whatever you decided to do next! Was great working with you and appreciate all the opportunities that you and Iain have given me over the years!

    All the best.

    Toby

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