Hollerbach, Hage Promoted as Lubars Exits BBDO
LOS ANGELES–John Hage has been promoted to senior vice president and creative director at BBDO West here following chief executive officer David Lubars’ announcement last week that he is leaving to be creative director at Fallon McElligott in Minneapolis. Replacing Lubars is Tom Hollerbach, who joined BBDO West three years ago as executive vice president and general manager. Creative director Chris Robb is following Lubars to Fallon.
Nash Retires from Mitsubishi
Los Angeles–Mike Nash, vice president of retail strategies and dealer support for Cypress, Calif.-based Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, said he has accepted an early retirement offer from the automaker. Nash said his duties have been “reorganized and parceled out in different places [throughout MMSA],” and he will not be replaced when he leaves in August. Nash, 55, plans to stay in the auto business.
Replacements Pending for Universal Marketing
los angeles–Universal Pictures, Burbank, Calif., has yet to name replacements for president Buffy Shutt and executive vice president of marketing Kathy Jones, who both resigned earlier this month. They will remain until their posts are filled.
TBWA Chiat/Day Wins Kelly Trophy
LOS ANGELES–TBWA Chiat/Day, Venice, Calif., picked up a trophy at the Magazine Publishers of America’s 17th annual Kelly Awards here last week. Its creative team on Apple Computer’s “Think different” magazine campaign won for best design and graphics. The winner of the $100,000 prize for general excellence went to a creative team from Leo Burnett in Chicago for Altoids.
Reviews Roundup. . . Phelps Lands Smart & Final Smart & Final, Los Angeles, has awarded its $4 million account to The Phelps Group, Santa Monica, Calif., after a review. Mike Marsak, president of Effective Marketing Strategies in Marina del Rey, Calif., was the consultant. . . Kalis & Savage Advertising, Pacific Palisades, Calif., has been retained by eToys in Santa Monica to handle ad duties for its estimated $3-4 million online toy store, sources said. . . Secure Horizons, Cypress, Calif., has narrowed the list of Southern California contenders for its $11 million account to Ogilvy & Mather, DavisElen and Houston Helm & Co., all in Los Angeles; Plan B in Newport Beach; and Kovel Kresser & Partners in Venice. . . A decision is expected this week in the review for creative ad duties for Pep Boys, Philadelphia. Final contenders for the $35 million account are Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco; Bates USA, New York; and DDB Needham, Chicago. . . Deckers Outdoor Corp., Goleta, Calif., has named the final contenders for its estimated $3-5 million ad account. They are: Black Rocket and Odiorne Wilde Narraway & Partners, both San Francisco; BBDO West, Los Angeles; and Cohn Godley Norwood, Boston. A decision is expected next month.