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BBDO West named former Publicis & Hal Riney ECD Jon Soto the executive creative director of the agency's San Francisco office. ... Interactive agency Digitas promoted seven employees to SVP positions across its global offices, including account planner Chris England, marketing's Elliot Seaborn and creatives Ben Jones and John Robinson in Boston, relationship lead Michael Karg in London, as well as marketing's Amy McAllister and strategist/analyst David Wigder in New York. ... Brickyard VFX added ex-Method Studios head of production Sue Troyan as executive producer, where she will work out of Brickyard's Santa Monica facility. ... Award-winning director Simon Gargette (ex-Academy, Hungry Eye and Union Commercials) joined the commercial roster of London production company Draw Pictures. ... Agency ML Rogers, New York, signed former Hill Holiday AD Cory Smith as senior art director. He will be working on Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Blistex and other accounts. ... Wunderman, New York hired Ben Elgart as information architect, where he will be responsible for usability and user experience.