At Nike, DeFlorio had moved up to global advertising director after overseeing European and U.S. duties. At Mother, DeFlorio handled a diverse client list that included Target, Dell, New Balance, Ten Cane Rum, Virgin Mobile, Blue Q and NBC. He also helped the agency open its own hot dog stand-turned-restaurant, Dogmatic, now based in New York's Union Square. A Mother representative has said the agency does not yet have a replacement for DeFlorio.
Former Goodby ACD Will Hammond has joined TBWA/Chiat/Day as creative director on the Visa account. At Goodby, Hammond had worked on Hyundai, Emerald Nuts and Adobe. Hammond's career has taken him all over the globe. He previously worked in Vancouver at DDB Canada and Rethink Communications; and before he arrived in North America he worked in South Africa, at the Johannesburg offices of Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy and Mather.
The TBWA/Chiat/Day L.A. Visa team also welcomes Shaun Rance as interaction designer. Rance was formerly associate experience designer at AKQA and also previously served at Roundarch, Hired Guns and Organic. Art directors Dana Markee and Xanthe Hohalek have also been promoted to associate creative directors. Markee will work on Visa, while Hohalek will be on the Pepsi team.