Garfinkel Brings Former D’Arcy Staffers to DDB

NEW YORK DDB New York has made four hires in its creative department, including Karen Sullivan, who has been named to the new position of director of creative services, effective immediately.

Sullivan, 32, reports to Lee Garfinkel, the shop’s chairman and chief creative officer, as well as co-executive creative directors John Russo and John Staffen. She will be responsible for creative department management and recruiting. Prior to taking this position, she was vice president and director of creative services at the defunct Publicis Groupe agency D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in New York, which was also Garfinkel’s and Russo’s most recent home.

Sullivan served in similar creative service capacities at McCann-Erickson, the former Fallon McElligott and J. Walter Thompson, all in New York.

In addition to Sullivan, Garfinkel has hired three other creative staffers: Carmine Coppola, 37, and the team of Yimbo Ma, 29, and Mike Sullivan, 30.

Coppola joins DDB New York as an art director. He has worked on Amstel Light, Cadbury, Dawn, Heineken, Norelco and Philips International, among other accounts. He most recently worked at Publicis after stints at D’Arcy’s New York and London offices.

Ma and Sullivan arrive from Publicis, where they were copywriter and art director, respectively, responsible for the current “News Clippings” print campaign for Heineken. They retain those titles.

Previously, Sullivan worked at D’Arcy, Deutsch and TBWA\Chiat\Day, all New York, on brands such as Cadbury, GNC, Norelco, Snapple and Tanqueray. Ma previously worked at D’Arcy and Publicis on Cadbury, Dawn, Heineken, Norelco and Philips.