Drawbaugh Joins Mullen, CP&B Promotes Grey Poupon Creatives and More
Mullen has appointed Jon Drawbaugh to its L.A. office as SVP, director of integrated production, working on the agency's flagship Acura business. Drawbaugh joins Mullen from FCB West, where he led digital and social media production for Electronic Arts' SimCity, a documentary short film for Kikkoman and an integrated brand campaign for Trulia. Prior to FCB West, Drawbaugh was with Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco for seven years and before that he worked freelance in San Francisco on projects for Microsoft, Hannspree, and Picture People. He started his advertising production career in NYC as a staff producer with MVBMS (now Havas WW).
CP+B LA has promoted creative team Mike Kohlbecker and Alexandra Sann to creative directors. The pair will lead CP+B LA's efforts for A.1., Grey Poupon and Applebee's. The duo created last year's "Spread Good Taste" campaign for Grey Poupon, which was Emmy-nominated and won awards at the One Show and Cannes Lions. Other work includes 2012's Old Navy back-to-school campaign, which reunited the cast of 90210. Prior to joining CP+B three years ago, Sann spent time at TBWA/Chiat/Day NY, Amalgamated, Ogilvy NY and TBWA/Chiat/Day LA. Kohlbecker originally worked for three years at CP+B Boulder before leaving for a stint at TBWA/Chiat/Day LA, where he and Sann worked together on Visa, Call of Duty and Energizer.
Leo Burnett Group has appointed Raj Deepak Das as the chief creative officer (CCO) at Leo Burnett India. Das will be based in Mumbai, overseeing creative across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. He joins from BBDO Mumbai, which he joined five and half years ago as the country's youngest executive creative director. Prior to that, he worked in BBDO offices across Asia. He has created work for brands including Gillette, Visa, Pepsi, Mars Food, FedEx, BMW Mini, Cadbury's, Blackberry, GM and J&J, and has won 150 medals at shows including at Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Clio, Spikes Asia and Effies.
72andSunny Amsterdam has hired Mike Goller as group brand director on Google. In addition to heading up the agency's EMEA Google business, Goller serves as joint lead of the brand management department. Originally from Cologne, Goller started his career at BBDO Germany, where he worked with Pepsi and Mars. Over the next 15 years, he spent time at companies including Wieden & Kennedy, Modernista, Atletico/Grey and Vice working with brands ranging from Coca-Cola to Cadillac, Sharp and Pernod Ricard.
New York independent agency DiMassimo Goldstein has appointed Andree Ljutica as director of design and film. Ljutica, who will report to chief creative officer Tom Christmann, first worked DiMassimo Goldstein as lead designer from 2009-2012. Prior to returning to the shop, he served as the lead designer at Grey in New York, working under Tor Myhren and Han Lin. He is already working with clients including Naked Music and Stones Throw.