David&Goliath appointed Deutsch LA alum John Davis (pictured) to executive creative director of its European operations, which includes offices in London and Frankfurt. Davis replaces Frazer Jelleyman, who left the agency earlier this year to pursue other opportunities. In his new post, Davis will oversee creative for Kia Motors Europe along with leading London/Frankfurt.
While at Deutsch LA, Davis was a CD on the VW account and also worked on re-branding efforts for clients including Bacardi USA, Old Navy, Levis, MTV, Dr Pepper and Mattel. This actually marks a return trip to D&G for Davis, who was an ACD on Bacardi, Mattel and Kia from 2001-2004.
Along with Davis taking a big creative seat in Europe, D&G is also replacing creative directors Ben Callis and Justin Barnes with Saatchi & Saatchi alums Rob Porteous and Dave Askwith in the London office.