David Droga will leave his Publicis worldwide creative director position after two and a half years to launch a new creative business, to be backed by Publicis.
Former Fallon/Minneapolis ECD Bruce Bildsten has left to pursue a top agency creative position.
L.A. music and sound design company Barton Holt has added sound designer David Van Slyke.
Mauro Alencar, formerly ECD at Blast Radius in Vancouver, has joined San Francisco interactive agency AKQA as creative director on the Xbox business.
Amy Robson, formerly of Machine in London, and Mark Cutler, formerly of Topix in Toronto, have joined Toronto's Guru Animation as a senior producer and art director, respectively.
Editor Tim Cahill, formerly of 89 Editorial in New York, has joined New York's Version2.
British fashion photographer and director Alistair Taylor-Young, and the directing team Guzman, comprised of Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock, have joined Believe Media satellite Mister Boomboom in New York.
Andrew McCarthy of Brat Pack fame has signed as a director with New York's Creative Film Management International.
Campbell-Ewald EVP Mark Simon has been named ECD of the Detroit-based agency, where he has worked since 2000.
At Minneapolis agency Hunt Adkins, Rob Franks, formerly of Periscope, Minneapolis, has joined as a senior copywriter, and Mark Fairbanks, former CD and founder of Milwaukee agency Octane, has joined the shop as a creative director.
David Rolfe, formerly co-director of integrated production at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, has joined DDB/Chicago in the new position of senior VP-director of branded production. Rupert Samuel has been named sole director of the integrated production department at CP+B.
Director Mark Dipp?, who was previously a partner in production company Complete Pandemonium, has joined L.A.'s Rhythm + Hues.
Dana Garman, formerly a freelance producer, has joined bicoastal production company Supply and Demand as managing director and executive producer of the West Coast office.
Monica Perez, formerly a creative director and director at Attik in San Francisco, has signed with New York's Believe Media for commercials and music video representation.
Dave Damman, formerly of Fallon in Minneapolis, has joined WestWayne/ Atlanta as senior VP-creative director.
Director Nigel Dick has signed wth DNA in Hollywood for music video and commercials representation.
New York production house Highway 61 has signed director Tom Cartier.
At Dallas edit house Charlieuniform-tango, Jeff Elmore has been promoted to producer and Mary Alice Butler has been promoted to executive producer.