Turner Duckworth, the global design firm behind award-winning branding efforts (including the first Cannes Lions Design Grand Prix, for Coca-Cola, and a Grammy for its packaging for a Metallica album) has a new leadership team. Former COO Joanne Chan will be global CEO, and Creative Director Sarah Moffat steps up to global chief creative officer, running the agency's three locations in London, New York and San Francisco. Both women have spent more than 20 years at the firm. Founders and co-CEOs Bruce Duckworth and David Turner will become co-chairmen in the new year.
Brett Craig is now partner and chief creative officer at Deutsch Los Angeles. The former executive creative director joined the agency in 2012 and has led campaigns for Taco Bell and H&R Block. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at TBWA/Chiat/Day working with brands including Pepsi, Call of Duty, Tostitos and PlayStation. He is also the author of "Collaborate or Die: How Being a Jerk Kills Ideas and Careers." The agency also hired Diego de la Maza as EVP, head of production. He joins from R/GA where he was director of U.S. content production, working with brands like Samsung, Google, Nike, The Ad Council, Netflix, eBay, Quaker and Beats by Dre.
Ogilvy named Piyush Pandey its chief creative officer, worldwide, effective at the start of the new year. He replaces Tham Khai Meng, who was let go in July over unspecified violations of the company's code of conduct. Pandey is executive chairman and creative director of Ogilvy South Asia and will continue with those duties. In addition, Joe Sciarrotta becomes deputy chief creative officer, worldwide, and Leslie Sims joins as chief creative officer for Ogilvy USA, after leaving Y&R in the wake of its merger with VML earlier this year.
Agnes Fischer is now president of The&Partnership New York. She joins from Droga5, where she was executive group director and co-head of account management. She ran agency operations and the JP Morgan Chase and New York Times accounts. She is also the author of "Eggs Unscrambled: Making Sense of Egg Freezing, Fertility, and the Truth about Your Reproductive Years." Previously, Fischer was business director at Anomaly, working with clients like Procter & Gamble. She also held positions at Organic, Publicis, DDB, LBi and TBWA/Chiat/Day, working with brands such as Absolut, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Hershey, Novartis and Panera.
Phenomenon hired Linda Knight as chief creative officer. She joins from TBWA/Chiat/Day where she was an ECD working on campaigns for Intel, GRAMMYs, Quickbooks and Nissan Heisman House. Previously, she spent nearly a decade at Wieden & Kennedy in Portland and Amsterdam and worked as a freelancer with CAA, R/GA, and TBWA/Media Arts Lab on campaigns for brands like Nike, Adidas, Gatorade and Coca-Cola.
Adrian Rossi joins Grey London as creative chairman, a new position. Most recently, he spent seven years as an ECD at AMV BBDO. Previously, he worked at Glue Isobar, was a creative director at BBH for 14 years and worked as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi.
Omelet hired Creative Director Chelsea O'Brien, Brand Director Liz Heard, Associate Director of Communications Strategy Alexandra Heide, and senior creative team Chelsea Oz (née Brown) and Daniel Paredes. O'Brien joins from 72andSunny, where she worked on Google. Heard has held positions at AT&T, Delta and 22squared. Heide's position is new for the agency, and she joins from Fallon. Brown joins from Saatchi and Paredes joins from 72andSunny, Apple, and Ogilvy.
Krystle Mullin and Ariel Shukert, two associate creative directors at RPA working on Honda and La-Z-Boy, have been promoted to creative directors. Mullin previously worked at FCB/SIX on projects for PFLAG Canada. The pair worked on the launch of the 2019 Civic and helped organize the agency's See It Be It event.
Yuki Kani joins BETC Etoile Rouge as creative director. He previously worked at Mazarine as senior art director and art supervisor for Diesel fragrances, DKNY and Carolina Herrera and put in a stint at McCann Beauty Team on L'Oréal Paris. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at BETC and BETC Luxe, working with brands like Air France, Evian, Lacoste, Giorgio Armani fragrances and Van Cleef & Arpels.