Well, it looks like AKQA is happy with Pierre Lipton’s handiwork as it’s promoted the man to executive creative director of its San Francisco office, making him only one of two U.S. ECDs at AKQA (the other happens to be Brendan Dibona, who’s housed in the D.C. office). Lipton originally joined AKQA from BBDO New York in the summer of 2010 as GCD on Xbox, subsequently leading campaigns included Halo Reach and recruiting creatives like these to the team. As AKQA San Francisco ECD, Lipton will now oversee the entire creative department that works with clients including the aforementioned Xbox, YouTube, Audi of America, Visa and Target.
During his two-and-a-half year stint as SVP/CD at BBDO NY, Lipton worked on campaigns for HBO (True Blood and Big Love work comes to mind) as well as AT&T. The new AKQA SF creative lead will continue reporting to the agency’s CCO Rei Inamoto and a result of his promotion, will join AKQA’s Creative Council, which we assume is a perk.