FCB Loses Top Execs

The creative and account chiefs of non-DaimlerChrysler business at FCB Worldwide’s office here have left the agency.
Rob Elliott, formerly managing partner, multiproducts, has joined the Quizno’s Submarines chain as executive vice president of marketing. Before joining FCB three years ago, Elliott was a marketing executive at Little Caesars for 15 years. FCB won the $40 million account following a review less than a year after his arrival.
Mark Simon, who oversaw non-DaimlerChrysler creative at the shop, has moved to Campbell-Ewald Advertising in Warren, Mich., where he is executive vice president and creative director. Simon heads up creative on the Improvenet.com and Onstar accounts as well as new business.
Like Elliott, Simon had a major hand in FCB’s work on Little Caesars, the agency’s major nonautomotive account. A Little Caesars representative said the account would not be affected by the moves.
Elliott said the position at Quizno’s was attractive because the chain is on an aggressive growth plan.
Elliott also oversaw new business at FCB. Scott Thornton, who had that role prior to Elliott’s arrival when he moved to work on DaimlerChrysler, will resume the task.
Simon said he was attracted by Campbell-Ewald’s recent growth spurt and the chance to work on new accounts and to help win even more new business.
Separately at FCB, David Vawter, a top creative on the DaimlerChrysler corporate account, has left the shop to take an overseas post at McCann-Erickson. K