Barton F. Graf 9000 certainly isn't shy about announcing its new hires; the agency emblazoned their names ont the sky in a flypast over New York City last week (see video above). Brandon Mugar (left) joins as executive creative director from Wieden+Kennedy New York where he was creative director on Jordan. Prior to that he was at BBDO, TAXI NYC and Chiat/Day/San Francisco where he created campaigns on brands ranging from Adidas, AT&T, Amp'd Mobile and HBO. Jonathan Vingiano (middle), named as one of Creativity's Creativity 50 last year, joins as creative technology director from digital agency and development shop OKFocus, where, as a founding partner, he led tech and creative for clients including Google, Smirnoff, Svpply, and British Airways. Dave Canning, (below), joins as creative director from Wieden+Kennedy, NY, where he worked on campaigns including Southern Comfort's "Whatever"s Comfortable" rebrand.
Perry Essig, former EVP / executive creative director of Publicis, is joining TBWA/Chiat/Day NY to lead the creative on the agency's global Accenture account. Based at Publicis for the last five years, Essig led the creative for Citibank across all of its platforms. Prior to Publicis, he worked at Ogilvy with brands including AmEx and Kodak. At TBWA, Essig will work in partnership with Tony Bennet, global creative director and closely with head of account management and global account lead for Accenture, Leigh Baker.
Mother New York has appointed Joe McCann into the new role of director of creative technology. He will be involved in Mother Ventures, which includes Circle Media, a newly formed company focused on live measurement and analytics. He will report directly to founding partner Andrew Deitchman. Prior to joining Mother, McCann was the mobile and platform architect for all of product at Bazaarvoice, an Austin, Texas-based SaaS company, ran his own digital consultancy and also worked as a creative technologist at frog design.
Tribal Worldwide has appointed Tony Ke as group creative director - experience design, based in its New York office and responsible for work across the agency's client roster including H&R Block, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, and Alcon Visioncare. Ke joins Tribal from Digitas, where he served as the vice president/creative director for Mobile and Experience Design with clients including American Express, eBay, Aetna, Whirlpool, and Taco Bell. Prior to Digitas, Ke worked for Native Design and AKQA out of London with clients including Nike, HP, Fiat, BBC, and Johnnie Walker.
JWT Canada has added two new hires to its Toronto office. Ryan Spelliscy, formerly co-creative director at Sid Lee Toronto, has been named SVP, creative director. Carolyn Bingham (below), formerly group account director at Zulu Alpha Kilo, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, creative operations. Spelliscy and Bingham will report to Brent Choi, chief creative and integration officer, JWT Canada. Spelliscy's career has included spells at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, BBDO in Toronto and Sid Lee in Montreal. He won a Titanium Lion for his work on Hyundai Assurance, numerous One Show pencils and was part of a team that won Cannes Interactive Agency of the Year. Bingham spent nine years at JWT Canada before joining Zulu Alpha Kilo, rising to the position of VP, group account director, on the Nestle (Confectionery and Ice Cream), Canada Bread, Diageo and Kellogg's accounts.
Leo Burnett Singapore has named Tim Green as executive creative director. Green (pictured, left, with managing director Josh Grace), was most recently one of the creative directors at Leo Burnett Sydney, where he spent the past four years working across accounts including Diageo, Canon, Colonial First State, GIO Insurance, McDonald's and P&G. His integrated work for Diageo, "Watermark", won a Titanium Lion in 2011, followed by an Effectiveness Lion at Cannes in 2012. Green lived and worked in Asia for over six years prior to Leo Burnett, as regional executive creative director across Southeast Asia with JWT.
Draftfcb has promoted Chicago EVP, group creative director Jon Flannery to executive creative director. He will continue to report to Todd Tilford, chief creative officer of Draftfcb Chicago. Flannery joined Draftfcb in 2009 as SVP, creative director on KFC. Most recently he served as EVP, group creative director for accounts including Brown-Forman, Del Monte, Kmart, Dow Chemical and The Shelter Pet Project. In this former role, he created work including Kmart's viral hit "Ship My Pants". Prior to joining Draftfcb, Flannery worked at Element79 on brands including Gatorade.
Minneapolis agency Colle+McVoy has made two new additions to its creative department. Roven Bashier (right) has joined the team as a senior interactive designer. Prior to Colle+McVoy, Bashier worked as a digital designer at Fallon. He has experience working with brands such as Cadillac, 3M, Buffalo Wild Wings and Cambria USA. Previously at Space 150, Lance Becker (left) joins as a senior developer. Becker has worked with Dairy Queen, Orange Julius, American Express, US Bank and Cascadian Farm.