Kennedy Amsterdam has appointed Thierry Albert and Faustin
Claverie as creative directors. Albert and Claverie join from VCCP
London. There, they helped the agency win the Macmillan Cancer
Nurse and McLaren Automotive accounts, and created the O2 "Priority
Sports" campaign. The pair first joined forces at Mother London in
2011, writing the Stella Artois "9 Step Pouring Ritual" campaign.
Prior to that Albert worked at Publicis Paris and
Montreal, BDDP & Fils, and DDB London while
Claverie spent time at the V agency, DDB Paris and Publicis. The
duo also founded Surrender Monkeys, a collective of creatives,
directors and designers, established to direct music promos and
films for artists like the Pet Shop Boys or the Kooks.
Friend London has signed directors RBG6 and Alphabetical Order
of Swedish production company Aspekt for UK representation. RBG6
(an abbreviation of Rödabergsgatan 6, the street address of
the studio where it was founded) consists of directing duo Joel
Nordström and Lars Ohlin. The pair have worked on campaigns
for brands such as IKEA, Sony, Orange, H&M and Lego .
Alphabetical Order is a directing duo consisting of Marcus Linner
and Daniel de Viciola, who have directed campaigns for Audi,
General Electric, Saab and Volvo as well as a series of eight one
minute spots for Nike. The two pairs founded Aspekt in 2011 in
Stockholm with a focus on producing commercials for film and