Yesterday we told you about Tom Christmann’s entrance to the JWT team. We learned that he was one of about 6 CDs being brought on to strengthen the creative bench, and he will be joined by Laura Fegley and Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Today we have the rest of the details, thanks to you (note: they’re all CDs).
You Already Knew
— Christmann, as mentioned, will be a CD on Microsoft in Walt Connelly’s group.
— Kilmer-Purcell is on HSBC and Kimberly-Clark, reporting to Connelly and Sarah Barclay.
— Fegley is heading to Nestle, reporting to Paul Bichler.
— Jim Wood will be on Macy’s account, reporting to Wayne Best.
— Bill Courtney is on The Royal Caribbean team, reports to Bichler.
— Louis-Philippe Tremblay is also on Microsoft.
The Bad News
In order to clear some space for these new hires, ECD Harvey Marco had to let a few go. We haven’t been successful in finding out who or how many, but a group was sacrificed to make room, mostly mid-level creatives. Out the window like that fabled desk.
The agency did undergo some layoffs a little over a week ago, about 1% of the New York staff. Sources close to the matter say that move came from on high — WPP, that is. Let us know if you have more info there. AgencySpy at mediabistro dot com.
Oh and former JWT London Global ECD Fernanda Romano, one of AdAge’s women to watch, left the agency to take up a 6 month gig at Euro RSCG London as global creative director for digital and experiential advertising. After that, we hear she’s taking some time off to chill out in Spain, the land that I love. Adweek has more.
Update: We hear Kash Sree’s group was the one that was let go.