BBDO has appointed Ronald Ng as chief creative officer for BBDO/Proximity Singapore. Ng, who was most recently an EVP and executive creative director with BBDO New York, will relocate to Singapore in August. Ng has worked with BBDO for eight years, and was chief creative officer at BBDO/Proximity Malaysia prior to joining BBDO New York. Danny Searle, current chairman and chief creative officer of BBDO/Proximity Singapore, will remain as chairman of the office, but will take on the additional role of vice chairman of BBDO Asia. Searle, who has been in Singapore since 2007, will work across regional clients in developing cross border creative work.
Leo Burnett has made several new appointments, including Graham Woodall as EVP, global creative director, leading global creative direction for the agency's Kellogg business. Woodall succeeds Bob Dreveny, who leaves after 33 years at Leo Burnett Chicago. Woodall has created integrated global campaigns for household brands, including Procter & Gamble, Capital One, Coca-Cola, Kraft, Heineken, Hyatt and the Partnership For A Drug Free America during his time at Ogilvy & Mather, DMB&B and JWT, prior to joining Leo Burnett.
Leo Burnett Chicago has promoted Vincent Geraghty to EVP/executive director of production. Geraghty has more than 20 years of production experience and has spent the last 13 years in the production department at Leo Burnett managing production for clients including Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, General Motors, McDonald's, Nintendo and Samsung. Geraghty will succeed Chris Rossiter, former head of production and Mike Shanahan will partner with Geraghty from an operational standpoint, taking on additional legal and financial responsibilities as the agency's new SVP/ executive director of production operations.
Leo Burnett Chicago has also hired Paul Earle as executive director of Farmhouse, the agency's innovation and new venture center whose mission is to conceive and develop new products, services and experiences. He previously served as president of River West Brands, a brand acquisition and redevelopment firm that he founded in 2001. Prior to that, he worked in brand management at Kraft Foods outside Chicago. He began his marketing career at Saatchi & Saatchi New York.
Santa Monica-based production company Slim Pictures has signed Florian Sigl for US representation. Sigl has worked on spots for clients including BMW, Mercedes, Opel and Sony Ericcson. He worked as a producer in Germany before directing, founding Bakery Films in Hamburg and post-production company Slaughterhouse, and then became president of the German Producer's Association. Sigl also spent time teaching at the Miami Ad School and German Film Academy in Ludwigsburg.
London-based production company Knucklehead is to represent Anonymous Content for commercials in the U.K. Amsterdam and Ireland. The directors represented are Mark Romanek, Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Armando Bo, Andrew Douglas, Brett Morgen, Daniel Benmayor, Joe Kosinski, Will Gluck, Awesome & Modest, David Kellogg, David Slade and Jeff Blitz. Knucklehead has hired Stevie Holliday to represent the Anonymous Content lineup . Her recent experience includes posts as head of new business at Believe Media, creative manager at 19 Entertainment and directors rep for [email protected]
1010 Collective, a boutique advertising agency based in Las Vegas, has named Mauricio Morales as its new graphic designer and web developer. Morales has worked for several brands including the Los Angeles' Ciplex, Upperdeck and LVNG. He has also worked with local brands such as The Arts Factory, Stratosphere Hotel and Stella Productions; as well as served as a part-time Wordpress instructor at the College of Southern Nevada.