Two Boston-Area Shops Make Changes

Two of the Boston area’s fastest growing mid-sized agencies are making changes in their creative leadership.

John Migliaccio has taken over as sole creative director at CGN Marketing & Creative Services. Migliaccio, who joined the Boston shop a year ago, had shared CD chores with Mike Connell, who has left to take over the creative reigns at Philip Johnson Associates, Cambridge, Mass.

Philip Johnson vp Hugh Kennedy, who had overseen the agency’s creative department for five years, is now charged with building an account planning function for the shop.

The two agencies are approximately the same size, each claiming more than $70 million in billings for 2000. Each enjoyed 30-35% gains in billings and revenue last year.

CGN is owned by Burlington, Mass., direct marketing company Epsilon. The agency has a mix of consumer and business accounts, including Eastern Bank, Fidelity Investments’ Veritude professional staffing unit and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. Philip Johnson is an independent shop that works mainly for technology clients, recently adding Cerida, a provider of outsourced telemarketing services.

@DaveGian David Gianatasio is a longtime contributor to Adweek, where he has been a writer and editor for two decades. Previously serving as Adweek's New England bureau chief and web editor, he remains based in Boston.