RPA Installs Danner as Marketing Director

LOS ANGELES Kirt Danner has joined RPA as vice president and director of marketing, the agency said.

He replaces Hunter Phillips, who left the Santa Monica, Calif., agency on Sept. 13, 2002, and reports to Tom Kirk, executive vice president and management account director.

Danner began consulting with independent RPA (formerly Rubin Postaer and Associates) in early 2003 while he was director of advertising at Arco. He had hired RPA as the creative agency for Arco’s ampm advertising in 1995, an account that moved to WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather, Culver City, Calif., in 2001 as part of parent company BP’s consolidation.

Prior to joining Arco, Danner was an account manager at Kresser Craig Advertising, Los Angeles, where he handled accounts such as Arco, Albertsons and K-Swiss, and Grey Global Group’s Grey, Los Angeles, where he worked on Clothestime and Caesars Palace.

Danner said that he would be “managing the Pioneer home-electronics business as well as working on new business” at RPA.

“My hiring is a sign of RPA’s desire to go after new business,” Danner said.