Former TBWA CCO Mark Figliulo is officially hanging his shingle, as his agency, Figliulo & Partners, formally launched Monday. The agency, which already counts Sprint as a client, was founded by Mr. Figliulo, who also serves as chief executive officer. Joining the shop is Judith Carr-Rodriguez, who is founding partner and president. Ms. Carr-Rodriguez previously served as president at MRY and LBi.
180 L.A. has hired Pierre Janneau as creative director. Janneau, originally from France, joins the agency by way of Wieden Kennedy Amsterdam, where he served as group creative director for Nike, Electronic Arts (EA), ESPN, and General Electric. There, he created global campaigns for three consecutive years for FIFA at EA and launched Nike's "Just Do It" campaign in Turkey and Russia. He also launched the "Coke Side of Life" campaign and Nike Football's "Make the Difference."
Andre Laurentino, executive creative director at TBWA/London and global creative director on McDonald's, is moving to Ogilvy & Mather as global ECD on Unilever. He will join Ogilvy in February 2014 and report to Tham Khai Meng (pictured, right, with Laurentino), Worldwide CCO. Laurentino will be based in London, the global hub for Unilever brands including Dove, Comfort and Hellmann's. He began his career as an art director in Brazil, and worked for agencies including DPZ and AlmapBBDO. In 2003, he became a copywriter at Lew'LaraTBWA, where he went on to become ECD. In 2011 he moved to TBWALondon where he won global business such Datsun, Aquafresh and the Adidas 2014 World Cup project.
Guilherme Jahara, executive creative director at Leo Burnett Tailor-Made Brazil, is to join WPP-owned Brazilian digital agency F.biz as chief creative officer in January. Jahara began his career as an art director at Artplan, and has worked at agencies including F/Nazca Saatchi, AlmapBBDO, Publicis Brasil and DM9DDB. He joined Leo Burnett Tailor Made two years ago, working on brands including Fiat, Carrefour and Samsung. His awards include 21 Cannes Lions, a Gold Pencil at the One Show and a Pencil at D&AD.
72andSunny Amsterdam has made four new creative hires. American creative directors Gregg Clampffer and Micky Coyne, Argentinian senior writer Damian Isaak, and Hungarian creative technologist Gabor Szalatnyai join the team. Clampffer joins from Arnold Amsterdam via TBWA/ Chiat LA and Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. He has worked on projects such as Gatorade's "Everything To Prove" and the launch of the ESPN UK sports channel. Coyne's background includes stints at Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco and Droga5 New York. Isaak spent time at JWT and DDB's Argentinian offices before moving to Amsterdam, while Szalatnyai joins after long periods at Agency Republic and BBH/ Labs London.
New York and Greenville agency Erwin Penland has made three new hires in its New York office. Con Williamson (center right) who joins as chief creative officer has more than 15 years of creative experience at Saatchi & Saatchi, Euro/RSCG, Fallon/Duffy, JWT and his own agency Lodge 212. John Cornette (far left) joins as SVP, executive creative director: Cornette has worked at agencies such as R/GA, JWT, BBDO and most recently Saatchi & Saatchi New York. The agency, whose clients include Denny's, also named John Dunleavy (far right) as managing director, New York and director of account management. Dunleavy was most recently as EVP, managing director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York.