OgilvyWest CDs Dawson-Hollis and Wright Move to McCann

Working with former CP+B boss Reilly

James Dawson-Hollis and Bill Wright are working again with their former Crispin Porter+ Bogusky boss Rob Reilly.

The two co-creative chiefs of OgilvyWest in Los Angeles are moving to New York as global executive creative directors at McCann Erickson. Reilly, the former worldwide chief creative at CP+B, became McCann Worldgroup’s creative chairman in January.

Ogilvy effectively shut down its L.A. advertising operations earlier this year after client losses and dramatic spending reductions from a couple of its largest marketers. Dawson-Hollis and Wright joined Ogilvy in October 2011 after creating CP+B campaigns like “The Pudding Face Meter” for Jell-O Puddings and “Whopper Sacrifice” for Burger King.

Wright joined CP+B in 1995 and worked on Burger King, Miller, IKEA, Molson Canadian, Coke Zero, Slim Jim and, with Wright, the agency’s roster of Kraft brands, including Mac & Cheese and Jell-O.

“Bill, James and I share some of the same battle scars,” said Reilly. “So it goes without saying, their problem-solving ability across all types of brands and disciplines is something I value greatly.”

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