Japanese agency Hakuhodo has launched SIX, a new spin-off focused around digital creatives. Six will be staffed by: Takeshi Nozoe (creative director/ CEO), Tsubasa Oyagi, Keiichi Motoyama, Taku Tsuboi, Jin Saito and Takayuki Hino, as well as a business producer. Each is the recipient of multiple digital awards from domestic and international advertising festivals.
Droga5 New York has hired Robert Valdes as head of interactive production, a newly created role for the agency. Previously, he spent four years at TBWA/Chiat/Day New York as head of integrated production. Valdes began his career in advertising at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where he was the executive producer on Burger King, Domino’s Pizza and Coke Zero.Reporting to head of integrated production Sally-Ann Dale, he will work closely with Cliff Lewis, recently promoted to head of art production, and Ben Davies, head of broadcast production.
Arnold Amsterdam has appointed Gregg Clampffer as creative director, reporting to executive creative director Paul Stechschulte. Clampffer most recently served as associate creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day LA. Prior that he was a writer at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam where he created global and regional work for Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts, Honda, ESPN and Old Spice.
Mullen has promoted Peter Rosch to executive creative director on its Acura account based at its L.A. office. Rosch first joined Mullen’s Boston headquarters last September as group creative director and was a key contributor to the Acura account win in March of this year. Rosch has been an art director, copywriter, creative director, director, author (“My Dead Friend Sarah: A Novel”), musician and blogger during his career. Prior to Mullen, he was a copywriter at BBH in New York on the "Susan Glenn" campaign from AXE.
Saatchi & Saatchi NY has appointed Vladislav Ivangorodsky and James Maravetz as creative directors. Prior to Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Ivangorodsky was a creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami and worked on campaigns for Coke Zero, Arby’s, and Under Armour. Maravetz was also most recently with Crispin Porter + Bugosky in Miami. His work includes Under Armour, Arby’s, Vitaminwater, and MetLife’s Super Bowl rebranding campaign.
Austin-based agency GSD&;M has appointed Tom Hamling as creative director, Hamling will help steward creative on the Goodyear account while also pitching in on Southwest Airlines, L.L.Bean and new business. Hamling comes to GSD&;M from RPA/Los Angeles, where he guided the work for Farmers Insurance account. Prior to that, he was a freelance writer for 72andSunny and spent over two years at 180LA creating global work for adidas, Sony, Boost Mobile and Bombay Sapphire. The agency has also appointed Lee Sunga as senior strategist, joining from Wieden + Kennedy NY.
Minneapolis-based agency Mono has hired Meg Farquhar, Joanne Torres and Jeremy Claud as creatives. Prior to mono, Farquhar worked at Ogilvy & Mather in Brazil and then Singapore, as well as at Ogilvy-offshoot David in Sao Paulo. Torres comes to mono from agency Eleven in San Francisco, where she spent the last five years working on accounts like Apple and Virgin America. Claud joins afte after spending time at AKQA, San Francisco and Leo Burnett, Chicago.