Wieden's Jay Returns to Portland, Kramer to Direct Full Time

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John Jay, who has headed Wieden + Kennedy/Tokyo since 1999, is returning to the Portland office as executive creative director. In his new role, Jay will share creative duties with Dan Wieden and help oversea the agency's global business, with special focus on Asia. ... In January, Johan Kramer is leaving KesselsKramer -- the Amsterdam agency he co-founded with Erik Kessels in 1996 -- to focus exclusively on directing. Kramer is repped in the U.S. by Chelsea Pictures. ... Recent VCU Adcenter grad Will Dean has joined The Republik in Durham, N.C., as an art director. ... Brett Ashy, former director of business development at the Troika Design Group, has been named senior vice president at PROMAX&BDA.
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