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James Dawson-Hollis and Bill Wright are joining OgilvyWest as chief creative officers. The pair move from CP&B where they were most recently executive creative directors, responsible for work including Jell-O Pudding's 'The Pudding Face Meter' and Burger King's 'Whopper Sacrifice' Facebook page. They will take over the role vacated by Dan Burrier, who was promoted last year to chief innovation officer, overseeing the agency's integrated creative work for clients such as Cisco, Tabasco, NatureMade and ARCO AM/PM through offices in LA and San Francisco. Wright worked at CP+B since 1995 and Dawson-Hollis since 2004.





180LA has hired Jean and Devin Sharkey as a senior creative team. Previously, the duo were at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners where they created work for brands including Comcast, NBA, eBay, Nintendo and Propel.










Director Ash Bolland has joined the roster at Independent for European and UK representation. New Zealand-born Bolland's latest film is Never Extinguish, for Coca-cola's Burn energy drink, which he directed through Curious Sydney for Publicis Milan, and he has also directed for clients including HBO, MTV and Viva.


Optimus has promoted Mike Berg to editor. Berg, who currently has three national campaigns on the air (American Family Insurance, CDW and UPS) joined Optimus in 2007 from JWT, where he was an in-house editor.
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