Grey's Newton Joins Sunshine, Burnett Chicago Hires Sang and Siedband
Hollie Newton, the Grey London creative director who won two Grand Prix at Cannes for Volvo's "Life Paint," is leaving to take up the role of executive creative director at London agency Sunshine. Newton will report to Al MacCuish, founder and chief creative officer at Sunshine, when she starts in early September. She joined Grey in 2013 as global creative director, after four years at Wieden & Kennedy London. Having led and won the worldwide Volvo Cars pitch, she oversaw initatives such as Volvo's "Swedish Air" as well as the "LifePaint" project, which won the Grand Prix in both the Design and Promo & Activation categories at Cannes this year. She started her career in digital at Engine then went on to join Nitro, where she worked on Foot Locker and Volvo. Sunshine was founded in 2012 by MacCuish, who is ex-Mother, and its clients have included, often on a project basis, Google, the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Gucci.
Leo Burnett Chicago has appointed Gordy Sang and Brian Siedband as senior VP, creative directors to work on McDonald's and new business opportunities. The Chicago natives return from Los Angeles, where they worked at Deutsch on brands such as Taco Bell, PlayStation and Netflix. They first teamed up at FCB Chicago in 2007 as creative partners working on Miller Lite.
Dave Dye is joining J. Walter Thompson London as a creative director and head of art. Dye, most recently head of art/creative director at Mother until he left in April 2015, worked earlier in his career at agencies including BMP/DDB and AMV/BBDO before launching his own agency, Campbell Doyle Dye in 2002. During his career he has won awards including 19 One Show Pencils, five D&AD silvers and multiple Cannes Lions.
Havas Worldwide New York has hired Andrea Gustafson as design director in the creative department, reporting to Jason Musante, group executive creative director/managing director. Gustafson was previously head of design at Johannes Leonardo, where she developed an internal design department, and worked with clients including Adidas, Bacardi, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Nike and Google. Her awards include a Cannes Grand Prix in 2011 and several Cannes Lions for her work on the Google Re:Brief campaign in 2012.
Wongdoody has hired Stacy McCann as senior director of integrated production in Seattle. McCann, who will lead the agency's new integrated department, joins from Creature Seattle, where she served as director of integrated production for four years. She previously spent eight years within Wongdoody's print production department.
Digital marketing agency Reason2Be has appointed Tim Dingersen as creative director. Dingersen was previously associate creative director at creative digital studio, Click 3X, Reason2Be's parent company. He left in 2008 to develop Luckeyou, a boutique creative services agency based in New York, before returning to Click 3X in 2013.