On the heels of a recent top-level leadership restructuring at BBH New York that appointed John Patroulis to the new role of creative chairman and promoted Ari Weiss to chief creative officer, the agency has made a number of key hires and promotions.
Paul Kamzelas has been promoted to the role of group creative director from creative director. He has worked for such clients as Levi’s, Coca-Cola, Volkswagen, Sony, Bacardi, and MTV. He began his career in design, but soon gravitated toward advertising, holding positions at Fallon, M&C Saatchi and Archibald Ingall Stretton before joining BBH NY in 2014 as creative director.
BBH NY has also hired Daniel Bonder as a creative director. He comes over from Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco. Bonder began his advertising career as a copywriter in Toronto working for clients such as Subary, Nike and Lipton Iced Tea. He then moved to Venables Bell and Partners where he helped launch Audi’s first entry-level vehicle, as well as Google’s high-speed Internet service.
Additionally BBH has promoted three to creative directors: creative duo Hugo Bierschenk and Dean Woodhouse; and Dave Brown.
Hailing from England, Bierschenk and Woodhouse worked together at BBH London for four years on campaigns for AXE and British Airways, adding a Cannes Grand Prix for Effectiveness and the first ever D&AD Pencil for mobile marketing to their haul. In 2010 they joined BBH NY as a creative team and have continued to create successful campaigns for Axe, Sprite, PlayStation and the BBC. The two will now take on the role of creative directors.
Brown began his career in New York as an art director at R/GA, working for clients Nokia, Pepsi, Amp Energy and The Ad Council. From there, he moved to CP+B in Boulder, where he played a role in the Titanium Grand Prix-winning Twelpforce campaign for Best Buy. In 2011, Brown returned to New York to join BBH, where he has created award-winning work for PlayStation, Axe and UNICEF. He has been promoted from creative, art director to creative director.
BBH has also announced the promotion of Connor Keeshan, previously account manager, to account director; Heather Livengood, previously account manager, to associate account director; James Bundy, previously account manager, to associate account director; and Samantha Cescau, previously strategy director, to group strategy director.