Flashback for August 2019
  • Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

August 6, 2014   David&Goliath has hired three new creative leaders: Dino Spadavecchia, group creative director, and longtime creative partners Chris Hutchinson and Driscoll Reid as creative directors. They report to Colin Jeffery, D&G’s newly appointed CCO. Spadavecchia joins the agency most recently from Leo Burnett, where he served as  sr. VP/creative director since 2012, working on General Motors. Hutchinson and Reid join from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where they created one of this year’s most visible World Cup campaigns for Adidas’ Brazuca. In their new roles, Spadavecchia, Hutchinson, and Reid will touch many of the brands on D&G’s roster, including Kia, California Lottery and VIZIO.....Supply & Demand has added filmmaker Amy Nicholson to its roster. A creative director, commercial director and documentarian, Nicholson arrives with extensive agency experience on accounts for Nike, Prudential, Yoplait, Black & Decker, Coke, Heineken, HP and ESPN. Her agency roosts include Kirschenbaum Bond, Fallon,  Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy and DraftFCB before Nicholson branched out with Beauty School, her first directorial short, a wry portrait of the New York School of Dog Grooming. Nicholson  has also helmed web films for Nokia, spots for Pilsner Urquell and the Ad Council--plus a Howard Stern On Demand campaign including the promo “Hiding the Salami,” which helped earn her inclusion in SHOOT’s 2007 New Directors Showcase....

August 14, 2009   Robert LePlae has been named president of McCann Erickson North America. He was most recently president of the TBWA North American group of companies....Paranoid US, based in L.A., has signed the French directorial collective AB/CD/CD (Arnaud Boutin, Camille Dauteuille and Clement Dozier) whose work spans commercials, music videos, shorts, media for theaters and video installations....Editors Stuart Waks, Susan Munro and Michael Bartoli have teamed with executive producer Gail Butler to launch Hybrid, a Santa Monica house offering creative editorial, finishing, VFX and motion graphics. The quartet had previously been with 89 Editorial...Edit house Red Car, with bases of operation in NY, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Santa Monica, San Francisco and Buenos Aires, has opened Redhead, a graphics and VFX division based in NY. Jason Sonner has been hired to serve as EP running the new division. Chris Bialkowski has been promoted to sr. designer...

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<p>Robert Goldrich is an editor for <a href="http://shootonline.com">SHOOTonline.com</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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