WPP’s VML announced the hires of two new creative leaders in its Seattle office, officially known as VML West.
Group creative director Allison Tintle brings more than 20 years of agency experience to her new role, with a background including work in traditional, digital, recruitment and healthcare. Prior to accepting the new job, she spent time at fellow Seattle shops POP and Rational Interaction—and she started her career as a copywriter at Havas and Saatchi & Saatchi.
This is also not her first stint with the VML organization, as she spent nearly 9 years at the combined VML/Y&R operation in Seattle as GCD.
Group director of experience design Chris Howe comes from Atlanta’s T3, where he was experience design lead. He’s spent more than 15 years designing both digital experiences and digital retail kiosk and shopping work for companies including Razorfish Atlanta.
Both creatives appear to have been with VML for several months, but we just got the press release today because that’s how these things work sometimes.
According to the agency itself, the office has grown by 88 percent this year after winning the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (?) account and expanding its relationships with other, unnamed clients.