NEWS: Toronto-based ad agency Zig has made its foray south of the border by partnering with Hadrian's Wall of Chicago, which will take the Zig name. "Both agencies have an amazing staff and should be recognized at this time as well," said Zig president Andy Macauley. "I'm confident that it will be a seamless transition to the U.S." Hadrian's Wall founders Kevin Lynch and Steve Carli will remain principals and have an ownership stake in the new company. Carli will also act as managing director of the Chicago office.
On the other side of the globe, BBH has opened its doors in Shanghai, adding to its quiver of offices in New York, London and Singapore. Former Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo managing director Arto Hampartsoumian will head up the new 18-person office as CEO of BBH China. Pete Heskett will move from London to lead the strategic planning department and Johnny Tan
will be creative director.