Y&R Names Group CD on $50 Mil. U.S. Land Rover Business

Young & Rubicam has hired John Hage as group creative director on the $50 million U.S. Land Rover account, the agency confirmed.

Hage most recently was cd and copywriter on the Saturn and Hewlett-Packard accounts at Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco. He starts at Y&R in Irvine, Calif., in mid-August, overseeing national and dealer Land Rover creative. Hage reports to executive cd John Doyle.

“He’s a great talent,” said David Murphy, president and CEO of the Y&R Cos. “If you look at the body of work he’s created … he has an outstanding book.”

Y&R won the Land Rover business in mid-July [Adweek, July 15]. The account will shift from GSD&M in Austin, Texas, to Y&R on Oct. 10.