Creatives Join Grey, ZF&P




Randolph, Miller to Help Lead Push for New Clients
SAN FRANCISCO–Bay Area shops Grey Advertising and Zuckerman Fernandes & Partners are making changes at the top of their creative departments to become more aggressive on the new business front, according to executives with both agencies.
Grey has hired Alan Randolph, former creative executive at Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco, as its senior vice president and creative director. He replaces Bennett Miller, the agency’s creative director, who is leaving for ZF&P.
Most recently, Randolph operated his own integrated marketing company, Randolph Pacific & Partners.
“Alan has a solid reputation for attracting and nurturing creative talent and building standout creative teams,” said Don Dorward, executive vice president and managing director of Grey, San Francisco.
“I think there is a tremendous opportunity for Grey to do great work in this very competitive market,” said Randolph. “We are a well-resourced agency with a new commitment to growing and being more aggressive.”
Grey’s clients include Lucky Stores, Gallo Salame and Oral B.
Miller assumes the newly created position of senior vice president and associate creative director at ZF&P after spending three years as Grey’s creative director. He will focus on accounts such as Union Bank and The Wine Alliance, reporting to creative director Al Fernandes, whom he met at Grey Advertising in the 1980s.
“[Al] needs to devote more time toward planning the direction of ZF&P and pursuing new business with [president] Ira Zuckerman,” said Miller. “I intend to be a ‘comfort factor’ and be focused on the daily management of the creative department.”