Kt Thayer Joins CP+B Boulder as Creative Director

By Patrick Coffee 

Veteran creative Kt Thayer has moved from one MDC Partners agency to another.

Crispin Porter + Bogusky has hired him to serve as the newest creative director in its Boulder, Colorado headquarters.

Thayer left MDC’s Vitro earlier this month after spending more than 14 years with the agency and rising to the level of ECD (CP+B often chooses not to assign separate titles to executive-level creatives). While there, he led creative on its ASICS, Taylor Guitars and Newcastle accounts, and his work has been recognized by Cannes, The One Show, the Webby Awards and more.

This news marks a return of sorts for Thayer, who earned his undergraduate degree from University of Colorado Boulder before completing an MS in advertising program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“CP+B has always been known for swinging for the fences and right now the agency seems to have a special kind of momentum,” he said in a statement, adding, “I’m really excited to be a part of where [chief creative officer] Ralph Watson is taking things creatively in Boulder.”

He will work across a variety of the office’s accounts and report directly to Watson.

Thayer’s is the latest addition to the CP+B creative family, which recently promoted Robin Fitzgerald to ECD and Kevin Jones to CCO in its Los Angeles office before adding Rob Palmer and Mike McCommon to the West Coast roster as creative directors.

After hiring Steve Clarke to run global creative on the Infiniti account, the Crispin organization also moved responsibilities for that client’s business from Boulder to Los Angeles in order to better coordinate with the nearby Infiniti Design Center.

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