AKQA has appointed Jim Wood as creative director to its New York office reporting to Rei Inamoto, chief creative officer. Wood joins the agency having previously worked at JWT in New York as creative director responsible for JetBlue's The Flyer's Collection campaign and Macy's Yes Virginia branding. Prior to that, he was creative director at Taxi in New York, helping to launch the Versus Network and leading creative on such clients as New York Life, Blue Shield of California and MoMA. Earlier in his career, he worked at other shops including Kirshenbaum + Bond, DeVito/Verdi and McCann Erickson.
Creative advertising agency SCPF has hired Philip Bonnery as executive creative director based in the agency's Miami office. Bonnery has 15 years of creative experience at agencies such as Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Modernista!, Wieden + Kennedy, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. He will be co-ECD with Alberto Jaen who has been with the agency since last June.
Aricio Fortes has joined Pereira & O'Dell as associate creative director from Brazilian agency DM9. was part of DDB Brazil team that was recognized as Agency of the Year at Cannes Lions 2009, winning silver and bronze lions for the agency in that year.
San Francisco agency Heat has recruited Ben Salsky as senior copywriter on its EA Sports, Bank of the West, and Riverbed accounts. Previously Salsky was senior copywriter at Arnold, Boston, where he worked on McDonald's, Ocean Spray, Pearle Vision, Southern Comfort and New Balance. His 2010 work for McDonald's has been recognized by award shows including Cannes, One Show, Radio Mercury and Young Guns.
Aaron Feiger has joined Evolution Bureau (EVB) as art director, working directly under executive creative director Stephen Goldblatt. He was previously at JUXT Interactive where he was an art director working on the Sprite and Toyota accounts, and has previously worked at ATTIK. He has also been involved in a number of self-initiated projects including a geoloation Facebook app, Prowl Owl, as well the creation of a SF-based limited edition apparel and home-wares brand, PopJunkie Design.