TBWA’s Tequila Names Co-CDs in New York

NEW YORK TBWA Worldwide direct and interactive marketing unit Tequila has appointed co-creative directors for its New York operation, filling the vacancy left by the September exit of executive creative director John Bellina, who became a creative director at Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco.

The co-creative directors are Timothy Bruns and Richie Fisher, each of whom will report to Tequila New York president Ian Baer. The appointments are effective immediately.

Fisher, 56, was promoted from within. Bruns, 40, comes from Atmosphere BBDO in New York, where he was a cd. Together, they will manage a creative department of about 23 at a unit whose total workforce numbers about 65.

“We’re privileged to welcome aboard Timothy,” said Baer, in a statement. “In partnership with Richie Fisher, who has helped us build an amazingly talented creative department, Timothy will have the opportunity to make an impact on our clients’ businesses from day one.”

Tequila’s clients include Nextel, Absolut, Cunard and Embassy Suites.