Arnold Joins Ad Store as Partner

NEW YORK The Ad Store has hired Tim Arnold as managing partner, a move that will add more account service experience to the independent shop’s leadership, said Brian Flatlow, senior vice president.

“He comes from the account side of the business, he’s coming from larger agencies,” Flatlow said about Arnold, who has been an executive vice president at D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles and J. Walter Thompson in New York.

Arnold is quick to point out that he has small and midsize agency experience, as president of Amster Yard and also as a partner in his consultancy The Arnold Group.

“Working semi-solo is fabulous and a good test of your energy and ability to sell yourself, but being part of an agency was always kind of in the back of my head and the front of my heart,” said Arnold, who joined the Ad Store two weeks ago.

Arnold, 57, has also worked with a different breed of client, Flatlow said, including Burger King and Miller Beer. Flatlow said his agency typically works with more “entrepreneurial clients” like Jet Blue and Zappos.com. The agency also works with Alitalia and Loews Cineplex Entertainment.

Arnold will split leadership duties with Flatlow and agency president Paul Cappelli, but will assume most of the responsibility for new business growth, he said.