Mullet, Schwartz Join; Mambro, Schenck Vacancies to Be Filled Soon
BOSTON-The return of Kelly Fallon to Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos earlier this year has resulted in some aggressive hiring.
Joining the Boston-based agency from Heater Advertising are copywriter Geoff Mullet and art director Jeremy Schwartz.
Still in need of filling, however, are the vacancies created by the departures earlier this year of group creative directors Ernie Schenck and Jamie Mambro and now by the stunning confirmation last week that creative director Mike Sheehan is stepping down (see opposite page).
A team to replace Schenck and Mambro is expected to be announced in the next few weeks from a short list of candidates, said Fallon, a former broadcast producer at Hill, Holliday who departed six years ago to join Bill Heater's then-fledgling shop. Fallon returned earlier this year as creative manager.
Mullet and Schwartz, who had most recently worked on Heater's first ads for Direct Hit Technologies, are the second creative duo in recent weeks to leave the Boston shop, which is struggling to right itself after account losses such as Priceline.com and Reebok International. Creative directors Khari Streeter and Demane Davis, who stepped down to pursue film projects, said they will continue to work for Heater on a freelance basis.
Hill, Holliday also has hired senior art director Sue DeSilva, previously a freelancer for Goodby, Silvertstein & Partners in San Francisco. DeSilva has worked at New England shops such as Holland Mark Martin Edmund in Boston and the defunct Holt, Hughes & Stamell in Portland, Maine. DeSilva initially will be paired with senior copywriter Maureen Begley.
Senior copywriter Eivind Ueland has been paired with senior art director Michelle Mangiacotti, one of five teams currently working on the PricewaterhouseCoopers campaign. Ueland had most recently been a senior copywriter at Gearon Hoffman in Boston, where he worked on the Grolsch Beer, Museum of Science, Bostonian Shoes and Apple & Eve accounts. Ueland also speaks seven languages, one of which is English, Fallon pointed out.