OgilvyWest Names CP+B Veterans CCOs

Duo to oversee L.A., S.F. creative

Ogilvy & Mather has hired two of Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s high-level creatives to oversee work at its West Coast offices, Ogilvy announced Tuesday.

Veteran CP+B executive creative directors James Dawson-Hollis and Bill Wright will serve as CCOs of OgilvyWest for clients like Cisco, Tabasco, and NatureMade from the network’s Los Angeles and San Francisco shops, and reporting to North American chief creative officer Steve Simpson.

Dawson-Hollis has been at CP+B since 2004 and Wright since 1995. The team’s portfolio includes digital gems such as Jell-O’s “Pudding Face Meter” and Burger King's Facebook "Whopper Sacrifice" campaign.

OgilvyWest’s CCO position has been vacant since July 2010, when previous occupant Dan Burrier was named Ogilvy’s North American chief innovation officer. The network has yet to name a replacement for Lars Bastholm, who in June exited his position as chief creative officer of Ogilvy New York.