Shelford, Ebert and Klinkert Join Droga5, Havas NY Hires Johnson and Scott and More
Droga5 has appointed three senior creatives to its New York headquarters. Don Shelford, Nick Klinkert and Justin Ebert join the agency as group creative directors. Shelford joins Droga5 after four years at Wieden & Kennedy Portland, where he worked on Levi's, Nike and Target. He will now be working on the Chase Consumer Bank, Mortgage and Automobile accounts. Klinkert, originally from Amsterdam, has worked on brands including NBA, FedEx and Johnnie Walker while at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, BBDO and BBH, respectively. At Droga5, Klinkert will work on Air Wick and LVMH. Ebert joins Droga5 after nearly a year of freelancing. Prior to that, he worked at Crispin Porter & Bogusky on Hulu, Microsoft and Best Buy. At Droga5, Ebert will lead creative on Motorola and NRG Energy. Also new at Droga5 are group account directors Blake Crosbie, Agnes Fischer and Melissa Nelson.
Havas Worldwide New York has hired Paul Johnson and Keith Scott as group creative directors. Johnson and Scott, who will help lead the Dos Equis and TD Ameritrade accounts were previously executive creative directors at Saatchi & Saatchi where they ran the Miller group account including Miller Light, Miller Fortune, and Miller High Life. The pair have also worked as creative directors at Venables Bell and Partners and as associate creative directors at Crispin Porter & Bogusky. Scott created the Slim Jim Snapalope campaign and Johnson is behind the Miller High Life Delivery Guy campaign.
B-Reel has appointed Davor Krvavac as creative director based in London. Krvavac was previously group creative director at AKQA London and has worked with brands such as Nike, NBA, Foot Locker, and Google. His award recognition includes multiple Cannes Lions for his work on Nike Football. Prior to AKQA, he was a Digital Art Director at DLKW working with Vauxhall, BAA, D&A, and Halifax.
CP+B LA has named Ivan Perez-Armendariz and Ryan Skubic co-managing directors. Perez-Armendariz had been chief digital officer and oversaw work such as the agency's mobile and web experience for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," the Domino's e-commerce innovations, American Express Open Forum and Vail Epic Mix. Skubic previously led account management for CP+B LA. They replace Mason Reed who is leaving the agency to join a new start-up.
DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam has appointed both Ed van Bennekom and Jasper Diks to creative directors. Previously, they were working as a creative duo at independent Amsterdam based agency N=5. Their work, including campaigns for Mercedes and the Dutch Alzheimer's Association, has been recognized internationally by awards including Cannes Lions (Cyber), FWAs, Eurobest Awards, Webbys, Lovies.
Arnold Worldwide has promoted Sean McBride and Andy Clarke to EVP, executive creative directors. They were previously EVP, group creative director, and SVP, group creative director respectively. They will work alongside Wade Devers and Pete Johnson (managing partner, ECDs) in Arnold's Boston headquarters.
Leo Burnett Chicago has appointed Josh Crick as senior vice president, managing director of digital integration. Crick will report to Vincent Geraghty, executive vice president, executive director of production. He joins Leo Burnett Chicago from David and Goliath in Los Angeles where he led the agency's digital practice throughout the past three years. He also worked on the new-business team, helping with wins such as Zico, LG Mobile and Jack in the Box.
The Tombras Group has hired Nigel Carr as chief strategic officer, to lead its planning department. He previously led planning departments at ChiatDay, Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners and Cramer Krasselt and was a senior partner at Ogilvy. He has helped guide strategy for brands including Snapple, Target, Sara Lee, Citibank, Cisco and Morgan Stanley. Over the last three and a half years he has contracted with agencies and clients directly and served on the advisory board of a number of start-ups, including Nest, which was sold to Google in 2014. The Tombras Group was honored in August 2015 with Ad Agency's Small Agency of the Year Award within its class size.