Peter Angelos Returns to San Francisco Ad Roots

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SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) -- Peter Angelos, formerly North American creative director for D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, has returned to San Francisco, joining Pickett Advertising.

While at D'Arcy, Mr. Angelos oversaw creative for a range of the agency's key clients, including General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac brand out of the Detroit office and the Mars Inc. candy business out of the St. Louis office.

Mr. Angelos, who was with D'Arcy for two years, becomes the latest creative to take a post outside the company. Publicis Groupe, which bought D'Arcy parent Bcom3 Group last year, has decided to shutter the venerable shop.

Return to West Coast
Mr. Angelos, 49, had worked at a number of West Coast agencies, and for a time partnered with Jack Boland, now president of Pickett Advertising, when both worked at Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide, San Francisco. At FCB, Mr. Angelos worked on campaigns for Levi Strauss & Co., including the Spike Lee-directed "Button Your Fly" spots and the women's jeans campaign with Mattisse-inspired outdoor ads.

Mr. Angelos was also creative director at Y&R Advertising, San Francisco, the agency that developed Chevron's animated talking car campaign. During the late '90s, he was creative director at Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/Day, which produced what became the advertising symbol of the dot-com boom, the Pets.com talking sock puppet campaign.

Pickett Advertising, with billings of more than $60 million, has clients that include Longs Drugs, E-Loan, and the National Football League team the Oakland Raiders.

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