JWT names Hamilton worldwide creative chief

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Bill Hamilton, 55, was named exec VP and one of three worldwide creative directors at J. Walter Thompson Co., New York, filling a slot vacant since the November 1997 departure of Helayne Spivak. Mr. Hamilton, until last year joint creative head at JWT sister agency Ogilvy & Mather, joined Thompson last spring as a consultant working on the agency's successful Merrill Lynch & Co. pitch. He moves up at JWT from senior partner-worldwide creative director on the Merrill Lynch business. In his new role, he will oversee JWT's total creative output along with Worldwide Creative Directors Larry Tolpin in San Francisco and Allen Thomas in London.

Copyright October 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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