Now that he’s been CCO of DDB Chicago for well over a year now, it looks like Ewan Paterson is feeling comfy enough to entice a couple of old mates from his former stomping grounds, CHI London, to join him in the Windy City. We’ve received confirmation that the creative team of Matt Collier and Wayne Robinson will be leaving their posts at CHI & Partners and will most likely land at DDB Chicago by August (as you know, Visa issues can be a pain these days).
Matt & Wayne started their partnership at Mother before heading to JWT London, where they spent seven years, worked on accounts including Shell and were part of the team that helped win the $600 million global HSBC account from Lowe back in ’04. During their four-plus years at CHI, meanwhile, the pair has been responsible for notable print efforts including Sunday Times “Rich List” among others. Since their is still some lead time for their arrival, Robinson and Collier’s exact titles, start dates at DDB have yet to be revealed.
Along with the CHI alums, DDB Chicago has also added Paul Cohen as head of art.