Paul Kreitmann has joined Ogilvy & Mather Paris as a creative director working on Perrier, Grey Goose vodka and Prince Lu cookies. Kreitmann has most recently worked at DDB Paris on campaigns for brands such as PepsiMax, Playboy Fragrances, Alka Seltzer, Winamx, Snickers and Volkswagen. His awards include two Gold Lions at the Cannes Lions festival and a Clio Grand Prix. He started his career at BBDO Paris as an art director in 2006.
Jeff Payne has joined Hudson Rouge/NY as senior VP, group creative director on the Lincoln Motor Company account. He was most recently a creative director, global deployment on the Microsoft account at Y&R, NY. With an art direction background, Payne has also led groups on Land Rover, LG Electronics, Xerox and Goldman Sachs.
U.S. Hispanic creative group Circulo Creativo has new leadership: Luis Miguel Messianu, president-chief creative officer at Alma, and Gustavo Lauria, partner and CCO at startup We Believers, are starting two-year terms as chairman and president respectively. Francisco Vargas is joining as general manager. In one major change, Circulo Creativo will open its membership beyond ad agency creatives to include planners, content developers, production companies, PR agencies, media partners, and even advertisers.
McCann Worldgroup has promoted Adrian Botan to global executive creative director for its Nestle account. He has been a creative partner at McCann Bucharest since 2009 and was the first creative director to bring a Cannes Grand Prix to Eastern and Central Europe when he and his team won the Promo and Activation prize in 2011. He remains creative chairman for Romania as well as regional creative director for McCann in Central and Eastern Europe and VP -- creative excellence.
Derek Green is returning to Australia in December as executive creative director of Ogilvy Sydney after ten years working in the U.S. and Europe, most recently as SVP, executive creative director of Cramer Krasselt in Chicago.
New York agency Johannes Leonardo has recruited Paul Daligan as director of creative operations. Daligan was previously at Anomaly for seven years, most recently as director of creative operations, and has worked at Mother and WCRS.