Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein may not be retiring just yet, but they have made their first major move toward securing a succession for the agency's creative leadership. Today, the Goodby Silverstein & Partners founders made Eric Kallman an executive creative director, joining ecd Margaret Johnson in running the San Francisco office's creative department.
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The Barbarian Group has filled its top creative role with senior creative leader from Wieden + Kennedy.
Wieden + Kennedy has reached into JWT to fill one of the top creative roles in its Shanghai, China office. Yang Yeo, North Asia ecd and China chairman at JWT, will become an executive creative at W+K in Shanghai. He'll start Aug. 1.
After just 15 months, Wieden + Kennedy's Colleen DeCourcy has earned her "horns." DeCourcy, the global co-executive creative director at the agency, is now also a partner, joining a select group of 11 that includes co-founder Dan Wieden, president Dave Luhr and Susan Hoffman, ecd of the Portland, Ore. headquarters.
David Kolbusz, the Bartle Bogle Hegarty creative leader that TBWA\Chiat\Day tried to recruit, has landed at Wieden + Kennedy instead.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky executive creative director Bob Winter is set to leave sunny Miami for Chicago-based VSA Partners. Winter will join VSA on May 1, according to a representative for VSA.
For the second time in as many years, TBWA is recasting at the top of the creative department of its largest office, according to sources.
DDB has filled the top creative role on its McDonald's business in the U.S. with Tony Malcolm, a creative director who's well known within the fast-food giant.