Regional president for Latin America Paulo Salles was in Mexico City recently to scout for potential purchases.
The agency also announced that Franco Garuti has re-joined the agency as a co-creative director. The Argentine worked for Noble until 1994. Most recently he was a freelance consultant. Scott Merrell is the other co-creative director, joining from DMB&B (Peru).
Gene Johnson, Mexico's executive vice president, creative, has been promoted to regional vice presi- dent for creative services for DMB&B Latin America. Mr. Johnson will have bases in both Mexico and Brazil.
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