Y&R's McKechnie joins DDB NY, Doubal and Thomson promoted at McCann London and more.
Andrew McKechnie has joined DDB New York as group
creative director, overseeing creative for the global Reebok
account that the agency won in January. McKechnie, who reports to
Matt Eastwood, chief creative officer of DDB New York, was
previously executive creative director at Y&R NY, where he led the Land Rover
North America, LG Global, United States Olympic Committee, and
Footaction accounts. During this time, he helped launch the Team
USA "Raise Our Flag" integrated campaign for the London 2012
Olympic Games. Originally from New Zealand, McKechnie started his
career as a copywriter in Asia, where he worked at shops including
Foote Cone & Belding,
JWT and BBDO. He also spent
time at Modernista! before moving to New York. He has won gold
medals at international awards shows including Cannes, The One
Show, Clio, ADC, Young Guns, AICP, and AdFest.
Portland agency VIA has made a number of new creative hires. They include associate creative director David Grindon, who comes to VIA from The Martin Agency where he was an art director working on included Discover Card, 1-800 CONTACTS, Geico and Walmart. Copywriter Dan Jordan most recently worked as a copywriter at Energy BBDO in Chicago and at David&Goliath in Los Angeles. His past clients include Wrigley, Kia Motors, Dunkin' Donuts, Carl's Jr. and Liberty Mutual. Associate producer Barry Wolford joins after working in production at DIRECTV Creative Services in Los Angeles..
Dare Vancouver has hired Sarah Hancock as head of production & creative resourcing. Over a 20 yera career Hancock has worked for brands such as Sony Music, Siemens and Penguin Books, and organizations such as Intro, Luminous, VANOC, the Rick Hansen Foundation and Red Rocket Creative Strategies. She began her career as a production manager with Getty Images.