Arnold Makes Three Executive Appointments

By Erik Oster 

Arnold Worldwide appointed three new executives as “part of global chief creative officer Jim Elliott’s plan to bolster Arnold’s creative offering, fuel company momentum, and establish ‘long hallways’ between the agency’s Boston and New York offices.” Jim Elliot, as you may recall, was appointed to the newly created position at the beginning of the year. James Clunie joins the agency as senior vice president and group creative director and will partner with Boston executive vice president, group creative director David Register on the CenturyLink account. Matt McGregor-Mento arrives in the role of senior vice president, director of creative technology and will be responsible for overseeing Arnold’s technology and creative production across its Boston and New York offices. Ricardo Landim joins Arnold as senior vice president, creative director and will partner with McGregor-Mento to lead an innovation unit for Progressive Insurance.

Clunie arrives at Arnold from BBDO New York, where he served as a creative director for twelve years, working with clients including HBO, Chrysler, AT&T, Foot Locker, FedEx, eBay, Twix, Best Buy and The Special Olympics, while rising to the role of senior vice president, senior creative director. Prior to joining BBDO, Clunie spent three years as an associate creative director at Carmichael Lynch. He also founded The Paranteer, which provides “News and resources for today’s modern parent and the nannies who raise their children,” in 2012.

McGregor-Mento, a self-described “creative geek who got his start coding his own Atari 800 games in BASIC in elementary school,” joins the agency from, a creative consultancy he founded in 2011. That followed a stint as executive creative director with mcgarrybowen, working primarily on digital and social aspects for Verizon. Prior to that, he spent nearly a year in the same role for business to business agency GyroHSR, which followed two years as executive creative director for Mr. Youth managing the agency’s creative/interactive department. Over the course of his career, he has also worked with such agencies as Tribal DDB, Kaplan Thaler Group and Ogilvy Interactive, and with clients including Nike, Levi’s, Sony, IBM, MoMA, and LEGO.

Landim arrives at the agency following a nearly yearlong stint as a freelance creative director and art director, working with clients including The New York Times and Apple. That followed a year Hudson Rouge as a senior vice president, integrated creative director. Prior to that, he served as integrated group creative director at BBDO New York, working with clients including FedEx and Snickers. He has also spent time with kbs+ as a creative director, R/GA as an associate creative director and GS&P as an art director and worked with such clients as BMW, HP, Sprint, Absolut and MTV.