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Topic: John Norman

TBWA Names a New Creative Chief for L.A.

Insider Stephen Butler succeeds John Norman

After first looking outside, TBWA\Chiat\Day has filled the top creative role in its Playa del Rey, Calif. office with insider Stephen Butler. The chief creative officer position had been vacant since…

TBWA\Chiat\Day L.A. Cuts 5% of Its Staff

Layoff follows loss of Pepsi brand work

The Playa del Rey, Calif. office of TBWA\Chiat\Day is laying off about 24 employees or roughly 5 percent of its total staff of 450, sources said. The downsizing comes after the…

Steve Stoute Adds New Leaders to Translation

Fills the roles of president, creative chief

Steve Stoute is restocking his leadership ranks at Translation with veterans of the agency and marketer worlds. Joining as president is Nils Peyron, a former account leader at McCann Erickson and…

TBWA Recasts Again Atop Its Creative Department in L.A.

BBH's David Kolbusz reportedly in talks to partner with Stephen Butler

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. David Kolbusz, a partner and deputy…

What Paul Venables Learned from Maya Angelou

Creative chiefs compare notes on how to lead

Being a creative leader means taking a bullet for an underling and identifying other leaders. Rarely does the job involve actually making ads, but it’s healthy to do a bit…

Martin Agency Fills CCO Role From Within

Alexander takes the reins after 4-month trial

The Martin Agency found its new creative chief right under its nose. Joe Alexander, an executive creative director who has steered the 100-person creative department since chief creative officer John Norman…

TBWA\C\D Confirms Hire of Norman as L.A. CCO

Ex-Martin CCO will start in August

Fresh from his split with The Martin Agency, John Norman now faces the task of running the creative department of a key office of TBWA\Chiat\Day. In August, Norman will start as…

Martin Agency Turns to Alexander to Lead Creative (Updated)

Shift follows John Norman's exit

With creative chief John Norman exiting The Martin Agency, agency president Mike Hughes has named Norman’s No. 2, Joe Alexander, to lead the creative department—at least for now. “Our executive committee…

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