JWT Appoints Barclay ECD

NEW YORK Sarah Barclay has become the seventh executive creative director at JWT here under chief creative officer Ty Montague.

Barclay, who started this week, is working on Johnson & Johnson’s Zyrtec, Schick, Halls, Trident and Merrill Lynch, according to JWT. She fills a vacancy left by last month’s exit of Chris D’Rozario.

Barclay, 46, spent five years at Saatchi & Saatchi’s New York office, working on brands such as Tide, Old Spice and Ariel. When she left, she was an evp, global creative director on Ariel.

“She is a great creative talent with global experience across an array of categories,” said Montague in a statement. “Her body of work speaks for itself.”

Before Saatchi, Barclay freelanced for a year in London after two years at BBDO in New York, where she was a senior creative director. FedEx, KFC, Pizza Hut, Cingular, Oral B, Visa, Pepsi and General Electric are among the brands she handled at BBDO. In the course of her career, Barclay has won eight Cannes Lions.

Barclay began her career as a junior art director at JWT in Sydney, Australia. She has a bachelor’s degree in visual communication from Sydney College of the Arts and was a top-ranking student at the Australian Writer’s and Art Director’s School.