Hasan Acquires Perfect Fools, Sumedi Named CCO at O&M Indonesia And More
Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam has recruited 180 Amsterdam creative team Victor Monclus and Will Lowe to its creative department as art director and copywriter, respectively. The duo began their career at DBB London, where they created work for Volkswagen, Marmite, the Financial Times and Harvey Nichols, including the Cannes and D&AD-awarded "Daylight Robbery"campaign. In 2012 they moved to 180 Amsterdam, where they created campaigns for clients such as Qatar Airways, PlayStation and Barber.
Hasan & Partners, the Helsinki-based marketing communication agency, has acquired 51% of Perfect Fools, the creative digital agency based in Stockholm and Amsterdam. The agencies have worked together since 2008 on several campaigns, including the Emotion Cube for Helsingin Sanomat. Pictured, from left, are: Tony Sajdak, CTO, Perfect Fools; Timo Everi, director, Hasan & Partners; Eka Ruola, CEO, Hasan & Partners; Ami Hasan, chairman, Hasan & Partners; Patrick Gardner, CEO, Perfect Fools and Töny Högqvist, ECD, Perfect Fools.
Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Din Sumedi as chief creative officer for Indonesia. Originally from Singapore, Sumedi has 16 years' experience in advertising. He was creative director at Ogilvy, where he was responsible for regional work on Unilever brands like Dove and Pond's. He returns to the agency after six years at Lowe Indonesia, which under his creative leadership became the best-performing office in the network in 2011.
CPB has promoted Kate Hildebrant to VP-director of video production. Hildebrant joined CPB in 2009 and has worked on its campaigns for JELL-O, Fruit of the Loom, Microsoft, Kraft, American Express and Bolthouse Farms. Prior to CPB she was at DDB, where she produced work for McDonald's, Midas, Anheuser-Busch, State Farm, Capital One and Wrigley. Her work with Budweiser's "Clydesdale American Dream" was nominated for an Emmy. She began her career at Fallon producing work for BMW, Archipelago, Citibank, Subway and Timberland.
London digital agency AnalogFolk has hired Seth Jones from Tribal Worldwide (London) and Steve Whittington from Dare to its creative department as associate creative directors. They will work alongside Vikesh Bhatt, who was promoted to the role at the end of 2013, reporting to ECD Simon Richings. At Tribal Worldwide, Jones was a senior creative working across brands including Volkswagen, Guinness and Morrisons. Whittington was design director at Dare working on the digital transformation of the post pffice and on EE's digital business across all platforms. Bhatt joined AnalogFolk in 2012 and has led creative output on the AkzoNobel business.
Portland-based agency North has recruited Luke Perkins as executive creative director on April 1, 2014. Perkins was most recently senior VP-creative director at Arnold Worldwide in Boston, where he led the creative teams on the "Let's Make Excellent Happen" campaign for New Balance and on a global campaign for Volvo Cars. His work at Arnold and Modernista has included the "Drivers Wanted" Volkswagen Beetle campaign and Bono's "Project Red." North's clients include Columbia Sportswear, Cliff Bar and Yakima.
Rafael Rizuto and Eduardo Marques have been promoted to creative directors at Pereira & O'Dell's San Francisco office. The art director-and-copywriter team joined the agency in 2012 and since then have worked on notable efforts for AirBnb, including "BirdBnb" and the "#SochiProblems" campaigns, as well as ads for AdCouncil, Realtor, Fiat and Cheesecake Factory. Before joining the agency, they turned out memorable campaigns such as Coca-Cola's "Happiness Refill," a vending machine that reupped mobile users' credits for surfing the internet, as well as the award-winning "Recipe Receipt" for Hellman's, which gave customers at grocery stores who purchased the spread recipes that integrated all their purchases -- all printed on the back of their store receipts.