Almap BBDO Creatives Join TBWA L.A., O&M Hires Anderson and More
TBWA/Chiat/Day L.A. has appointed two new creative teams including one from Brazil's AlmapBBDO. The latter, Marco Monteiro and Ana Carolina Reis, move from Sao Paulo while Guy Helm joins from Mistress; and Chris Rodriguez joins from FCB L.A. The appointments follow the promotion of Stephen Butler to Chief Creative Officer, with Fabio Costa and Brent Anderson as ECDs. At AlmapBBDO, Monteiro and Reis worked together for more than two years on brands including Volkswagen, Visa, PepsiCo, Bayer and Pedigree. They won awards including a Gold and two Silver Lions from Cannes in 2013. Helm was the lead creative at Mistress, working with brands including Hot Wheels, Disney, Kind Snacks, Jagermeister and Playboy. Rodriguez joins from FCB LA Bowen, where was senior art director. He has worked on Allstate's "Mayhem" in addition to work for brands including Kraft, Hallmark, Bounty and Nike.
Ogilvy & Mather New York has appointed Keith Anderson executive creative director, head of art. Anderson, who previously led BlackBerry at AMV BBDO, will focus on IBM, BlackRock and new business and report directly to Steve Simpson, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather, North America. Before working at AMV BBDO, Anderson spent nearly two decades at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, rising to become associate partner and director of design. He has created work for clients including Adobe, HP, Nike, The Wall Street Journal and others, winning awards from Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, Art Directors Club.
Y&R New York has promoted Jim Radosevic, formerly exec VP and global creative director overseeing Dell and Xerox, to president of Y&R New York. Radosevic, whose most recent work includes Dell's "Beginnings" campaign, will continue in his roles on Dell and Xerox. He joined Y&R in 2011 having previously been partner, managing director and managing creative director of VML New York. His promotion comes as the agency has also elevated General Manager Sean Howard to the role of chief operating officer.
Venables Bell & Partners has made four creative hires: Michael Lashford, design lead, VBP Orange; Allison Hayes, art director; Julie Matheny and Bryan Karr, copywriters. Lashford most recently worked with Yves Béhar at FuseProject, on brand-design efforts across digital, traditional and experience design for Jawbone UP, Herman Miller, Samsung, British Gas and SodaStream. Hayes comes to VB&P from72andSunny where she was a lead designer/ACD art director working on brands including Samsung Mobile, Carl's Jr. and Sonos. Matheny has worked at Deutsch L.A., Johannes Leonardo and Sarkissian Mason while Karr joins from Leo Burnett and has also spent time at Arnold, Mullen and Austin Kelley.
Australian agency BMF has promoted Art Director Alex Booker to creative director. Booker's work has included putting Lionel Richie in a fridge for Tap King and "Awaken Your Incredible" for Weight Watchers. He began his advertising career in 1999 and has had his work recognized both locally and internationally, including D&AD, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Caples, Award, Spikes and Adfest.
McKinney has promoted Associate Creative Directors Will Chambliss and Owen Tingle both to creative director. Chambliss joined McKinney in 2010 from Arnold Worldwide and most recently, worked on the Join the Nation campaign for Nationwide Insurance, including the brand spot, "Baby." Tingle joined in 2005 from The Creative Circus and has spent the last 18 months working on campaigns for Nationwide Insurance and Big Boss Brewing, including a beer-dispensing arcade game called The Last Barfighter.
Figliulo&Partners has hired Jon Randazzo to the newly-created role of creative director. Randazzo will be responsible for leading creative activity for the Sprint business and is located in the agency's New York office. He most recently worked as creative director for Goodby Silverstein and Partners and has won awards including Cannes Lions, Effies and The Yahoo! Big Idea Chair Award.