Studzinski Leaves Droga5 for Karmarama, Tammes Named CCO at Cornerstone and More
Nik Studzinski, the Droga5 London creative chief, is to join London agency Karmarama as chief creative officer this August as an equity partner. Studzinkski replaces Karmarama's previous CCO, founder Dave Buonaguidi, who left the agency in July 2014. Studzinski, who was one of the founders of Droga5's London office (along with CEO Kevin Dundas, who departed last year), served as executive creative director at Droga5 after joining from Mother in 2010 and has also served as executive creative director at Publicis London and head of art at Saatchi & Saatchi London, where he became the youngest board member in the agency's history. According to Droga5, it will appoint a new CEO and CCO later in the summer. In a statement, Studzinski said: "I've enjoyed an incredible journey with Droga5 and it took something exceptional to make me even think about leaving."
New York creative agency Cornerstone has promoted Jeff Tammes to chief creative officer. Tammes started at Cornerstone 15 years ago in its New York flagship office, as one of the original members. He launched and continues to lead its "Create" division across the agency's four offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Sao Paulo. His recent work includes "Since Way Back" for Bushmills, "Share the Sound of an AIDS Free Generation" for Coca-Cola and "Entourage" for Johnnie Walker.
Zimmerman, Omnicom's retail agency based in Fort Lauderdale, has promoted David Nathanson to chief creative officer from executive creative director. Nathanson, who has spent eight years at the agency, reports to recently returned CEO Michael Goldberg and will be responsible for all integrated creative content. Prior to joining Zimmerman, he held senior creative positions at agencies including DDB Worldwide (NY) and Chiat/Day (NY & LA).
Boston-based branding and advertising agency Toth & Co. has appointed Wendy Brown as associate creative director. Brown, who will report to Creative Director Karen Hite, previously served as creative director at design and advertising agency Beardwood & Co, and as associate creative director with Chico's FAS, a woman's retail clothing chain, both in New York City. She has also worked with Levi Strauss in San Francisco, helping drive its e-commerce division, and Peterson Milla Hooks in Minneapolis.