Leo/CM Alum Clifton Finally Official at Burrell

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By Kiran Aditham Comment

Well, it only took about five months, but Burrell Communications has finally confirmed that Robert Clifton has rejoined the agency as EVP, executive creative director. If you remember, back in January, we reported that Clifton and EVP/chief growth officer Don Kvam both left Campbell Mithun for their own reasons.

In his new post at Burrell’s Chicago office, Clifton will serve as ECD primarily on the McDonald’s and Toyota accounts. He originally worked at the agency as a group creative director back in the early aughts before spending the majority of his agency career (15 years) at Leo Burnett, where he was SVP, senior creative director.

In addition to making Clifton official, Burrell added Karen McDowell as VP, group account director on P&G’s Pantene, Clairol and Crest brands and Maria Moffitt as VP, group account director on Olay and CoverGirl.