VML promoted Chris Corley from group creative director to executive creative director and Nick Allegri from creative director to group creative director today.
The promotions come in the wake of the agency being named creative agency of record for Wendy’s yesterday. Wendy’s decision to consolidate saw the agency add Publicis’ creative duties to its former roles as the brand’s digital agency of record.
Corley joined VML as a creative director in September of 2012 and has worked on some of the agency’s biggest accounts, including Wendy’s. Before joining the agency, he spent nearly ten years with Bernstein-Rein Advertising as a copywriter and creative director, working with brands including McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Ruby Tuesday, SunCom Wireless and Hostess. That followed two years as a copywriter at DMB&B, working with brands such as Skittles, Milky Way, Coca-Cola and NASCAR.
Allegri, who currently leads Tropicana, Propel and Stubborn Soda’s social and branded content platforms, originally joined the agency as an art director in September of 2005. He then received promotions to senior art director in 2008, associate creative director in 2011 and creative director in 2013.
In unrelated yet coincidental VML news, VML also announced a pair of promotions in London: client services director Amanda Farmer was promoted to managing director and Chris Wood will now serve as executive director, Europe.