MOVERS: Draft FCB Group Debuts, McCann Names Wendy's Head and More

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Interpublic finalized plans to merge marketing-services agency Draft and agency FCB to create Draft FCB Group, headed up by chairman/CEO Howard Draft. Former FCB head Steve Blamer is leaving the company. ... Art director Benjamin Vendramin joined McCann Erickson/N.Y. to head up the Wendy's account. Previously Vendramin co-ran Goodgoll Vendramin in Toronto. ... Snowboarding and skateboarding filmmaker and writer Rob "Whitey" McConnaughy signed with Hollywood's Believe Media for exclusive representation. ... Passion Pictures signed two directors, Venezuela-born Carl Zitelmann and Australian Nathasha Rand. ... Los Angeles' del Rivero Messianu DDB announced creative Francisco Puppio is re-joining after a time at Grupo Gallegos. ... Hollywood's Troika Design Group announced Dale Everett joined the company as creative director. ... Global Mechanic signed animation director Dirk Van de Vondel for representation. ... Sean Vij, formerly a copywriter at Ground Zero, is now in the role of creative at 72&Sunny. ... London's Rokitt signed directors Mathew Cullen and Grady Hall, of LA's Motion Theory, for representation in the U.K., Belgium and Amsterdam. ... Cincinnati's Lightborne launched a CG division headed by David Lombardi as digital effects supervisor. ... London-based director Suse Uhlenbrock joined Santa Monica production company Uncle for worldwide representation.
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