Phil Kent, formerly vice chairman, was elected new chair of the Ad Council Board of Directors. ...180 Amsterdam lured copywriter Peter Albores away from Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Amir Farhang
, former copywriter at Crispin Porter & Bogusky, moved to 180 Los Angeles. ... Scott Cromer was appointed director of planning at Wieden + Kennedy Portland. ...Andy Gulliman assumed the newly created role of executive broadcast director for Saatchi & Saatchi UK. Gulliman will oversee broadcast across Gum @ Saatchi, Team Saatchi, Saatchi & Saatchi X and Saatchi Interactive. ... Peter Grasse set sail for Sydney to take on the managing director role at Curious Australia. ... The Talent Business announced ex-W+K creative manager Melanie Myers as its new head of creative talent. ... Samantha Bertram and Anthony Wickham moved into the agency's London office as new group account directors. ...Carmichael Lynch announced Jim Nelson
, who left the agency last March, will return to the agency as ECD. ... Creative director Alex Flint
has left Modernista! in Boston to join Saatchi & Saatchi LA on the Toyota account. ... Nonfiction Spots enlisted three more documentary filmmakers, Rob Devor, Jessica Sanders and Peyton Wilson. ... Method welcomed former Framestore London 3D commercial head Andy Boyd as CG Supervisor. ... New York visual studio Trollbäck + Company hired ex-Anonymous Content exec Becky Jungmann to head commercial sales as well as its new live action division, Bloke. ... Award-winning photographer Matthew Welch, whose resume includes the silhouette campaign for Apple's iPod and work for Adidas and Nike, signed with Savant Film for exclusive US spot representation. ... HSI expatriate Rob Helphand joined Aero Film as Head of Production. ... Sarah Cratchley left ITV for music-specific agency FRUKT to head consumer insight.