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John Webster, 71, the creative director behind many of the U.K.'s most-loved commercials of the last 30 years, died suddenly Jan. 6 while jogging. Mr. Webster was still working at DDB London, where he spent most of his career, and dreamed up campaigns including the Smash Martians, the Sugar Puffs Honey Monster and the Hofmeister bear. ... Levi Strauss & Co. named Publicis Groupe's Welcomm ZenithOptimedia, Seoul, to handle its $4 million media business in South Korea after a pitch against PDS Media and incumbent BBDO Worldwide, which continues to handle Levi's creative account.
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