McCann Detroit announced today the hiring of Gary Holme as senior vice president and creative director on the agency’s ALDI account.
Holme joins McCann Detroit with over 20 years industry experience, most recently as a freelance creative director and art director, including with his own incorporated Canadian freelance company G~109. He was also a founder and chief creative officer at Dorsey/Holme Experience from 2011 until 2014, following a a year as a creative director with SapientNitro. That followed over four and a half years as a group creative director with Publicis Toronto, working with such clients as Kia, Walmart and the Toronto Blue Jays. Prior to Publicis, Holme spent three years as a creative director with Y&R, working on Ford Canada and Yum! Brands Canada. He has also worked in various creative director roles with Wolf Advertising, Harrod/MirlinFCB and TBWA/Chiat/Day following a nine year stint as an art director with JWT Toronto, where he worked on brands including Kraft Canada and Labatt.
“We’ve developed a strong and lasting partnership with ALDI and look forward to achieving further success with them,” said Mike Stocker, executive vice president, co-creative director, McCann Detroit. “I’m confident that Gary’s creative drive and experience will inspire the team and reinforce our commitment to help ALDI, the nation’s low price grocery leader, continue to grow its brand.”