Havas N.Y. Welcomes Droga5 Veterans Pete Gosselin and Jay Hunt

By Erik Oster 

Havas Worldwide New York hired creative directors Pete Gosselin and Jay Hunt, who will focus on the TD Ameritrade account, LBB reports. The pair has worked as a creative team since 2003.

Gosselin and Hunt join Havas from Droga5, where they served as a senior copywriter and senior art director since May of 2015. While with Droga5, they worked with brands including Prudential, NRG and Chase, including the “Everything Unlimited” campaign starring Ellie Kemper for the latter.

Prior to that the pair spent nearly a year and a half with Grey New York, working with such clients as P&G, Canon and the American Egg Board, for which they helped create the “Side of Kevin” spot starring Kevin Bacon as part of the “Wake Up to Eggs with Bacon” campaign. Before joining Grey, the New Zealand natives spent nearly two and a half years with DDB Auckland, where they worked with McDonald’s and other brands, following a year with Colenso BBDO.

“From New Zealand, London, Amsterdam, and New York, Pete and Jay have seen the world and worked at the best agencies,” Havas Worldwide CCO Toygar Bazarkaya said in the press release. “They bring not only talent and experience but a unique perspective to the table. I am thrilled to have them join our Havas team during such an exciting time of transformation at the agency.”

Havas won the TD Ameritrade business (approximate yearly spend $100 million) in a 2014 review that included FCB and DDB; incumbent GS&P did not participate.

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