Arnold KLP has appointed former Naked and Mother creative Jim
Thornton as its new executive creative director. He joins this
month and will be responsible for leading the agency's integrated
creative product. His appointment follows the recent hiring of
Martin Smith as head of planning from Saatchi & Saatchi
and the agency's P&O Cruises integrated account win. Thornton's
previous career includes stints at TBWA, Mother, Leo Burnett and most recently Naked,
where he developing the return of Alan Partridge and Vic & Bob
for Foster's. While at Mother as a creative director, he oversaw
its award-winning campaign for rebranding the National Drugs
Helpline as 'Frank'.
Commercial production studio Pictures in a Row has hired Roger Hunt as executive producer. Hunt brings over 25 years of production experience to Pictures in a Row from companies including Tony Kaye Films, The End, Inc. and New Reality. He will oversee production, working with Pictures in a Row's roster, which includes new addition DarkFibre, the film, commercial and music video directing duo of Ishbel Whitaker and Marc Hawker. Former creative directors at BBH, DarkFibre's work includes Renault Clio's 'Va Va Voom,' featuring Rihanna and Dita Von Teese, as well as spots for Levi's, Channel 4, Amnesty International and Partnership for a Drug Free America.