Fallon London has made two key senior hires: João Paulo Testa (JP) as creative director; and Olly Markeson as planning director.
JP joins from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. With over 14 years’ experience, JP will report to chief creative officer Chaka Sobhani. JP is the creative mind behind many lauded campaigns, including the latest AMG “Made of Power” project. He will partner with existing creative director Ronaldo Tavares.
Prior to F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, JP was at AlmapBBDO for five years working on brands such as Audi, Volkswagen, Pepsi and Havaianas. He also co-founded Workhäuss, a co-working start up that offers workspaces in unused areas of exclusive bars and restaurants.
Markeson comes over to Fallon London from Virgin Management (the Branson family office) where he was its in-house brand strategist.
With over 11 years’ experience, Markeson prior to Virgin held senior positions at agencies including BMB on McCain, and Grey on Vodafone and Pantene. Earlier he was client side at Procter & Gamble where he led the strategy for teenage perfume brand “XX by Mexx.”