CREATIVE DIRECTOR RETURNS TO GOODBY

Todd Grant Helped Create Budweiser Talking Lizards Campaign

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SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) -- It's time for reunions at Omnicom Group's Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco.

Todd Grant, formerly a creative director at Omnicom sibling TBWA/Chiat/Day, San Francisco, has returned to Goodby Silverstein as associate creative director, Rich Silverstein, agency co-chairman, said.

Budweiser lizards
Mr. Grant, an art director, will team up once again with Steve Dildarian. The pair created Anheuser-Busch Cos.' talking lizards campaign for Budweiser.

Mr. Grant, 40, left Goodby Silverstein during the dot-com boom in 2000 to head creative at Interpublic Group of Cos.' Martin Agency, which was attempting to establish a San Francisco presence. After that office folded, he joined TBWA/Chiat/Day in the fall of 2001.

Mr. Silverstein said his search for "the best talent" led to Mr. Grant. Mr. Grant will not be assigned to a specific piece of business at the agency, Mr. Silverstein said, but will work on a new business project as well as numerous agency clients.

Returning creatives
A number of other creatives have returned to Goodby Silverstein in recent months, including Steve Luker, who worked on the Norwegian Cruise Lines account. Mr. Luker, who returned in the spring after a stint at Publicis Groupe's Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, where he worked on Hewlett-Packard, reteamed with former partner Steve Simpson, and the pair spearheaded the current HP branding campaign from Goodby tagged "Everything is possible."

Also rejoining Goodby this year is Harry Cocciolo, who built his reputation while on the agency's "Got Milk?" campaign but left to work on Adidas at Leagas Delaney's San Francisco office. He now heads creative on the SBC Communications and Discover Card accounts at Goodby Silverstein.

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