Industry Update Week(s) of March 5th & 12th


Following a review, Campbell Soup Co. has selected Publicis Groupe to handle creative, and media, work for many of its most well known brands. The appointment marks the end of the relationship between BBDO and Campbell, which dates back to 1954. Campbell spent $321 million on measured media in the U.S. in 2016.

Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group has selected Minneapolis-based Mono as creative agency of record for its Valspar, Krylon and HGTV Home brands. McKinney continues to handle creative for the company’s flagship Sherwin-Williams brand.

Following a review, Yuengling has selected Chicago-based Laughlin Constable as creative agency of record, replacing incumbent Allen & Gerritsen on the account.

Agency Creative/ Producers

J. Walter Thompson has eliminated the worldwide chief creative officer role and parted ways with Matt Eastwood, who has held the position since 2014.

EVB has hired John Reid in the newly-created position of chief creative officer.

Minneapolis agency Level has hired Dave Damman as chief creative officer.

Johan Eghammer has joined CP+B Boulder as executive creative director. Eghammer was a founder of Forsman & Bodenfors’ Stockholm office.

Arnold Worldwide has appointed Fred Saldanha as executive creative director. Saldanha was most recently executive creative director at Huge, where he led the agency’s Detroit office.

BBH LA has appointed Johnnie Ingram as creative director. Ingram joins from Saatchi & Saatchi.

We Are Unlimited has hired Chris Moreira and Mark Schöller as executive creative directors.

Lizzie Shook has joined BBH LA as executive producer.

Kansas City-based Barkley has promoted Melany Esfeld to director of integrated production, video and experiential.


The Corner Shop has added director Ivan Grbovic to their roster for representation in the USA.

RSA Films has signed Ewan McGregor for commercial representation globally.

Biscuit Filmworks has signed director Daniel Warwick for representation in the U.S. and U.K.

Director Sandra Winther has joined the roster at Sibling Rivalry.

Greenpoint Pictures has signed director Jesse Heath.

Hungry Man has added Swedish director Oskar Bard to its roster.

Great Guns has signed director Andzej Gavriss for global commercial representation.

Jay Shapiro has joined The Corner Shop as executive producer.

Renee Krumweide has joined Alldayeveryday as executive producer.


Donnie Bauer has joined The Mill Chicago as creative director.

Whitehouse Post has added editor Matthew Hilberits to its roster.

Vicki Russell has joined Union Editorial Austin as executive producer.

Uppercut has hired Kathrin Lausch as executive producer.


Stephen Rutterford, partner and executive creative director of The Brooklyn Brothers, has left the agency to start up creative production shop ShadowRunner.

McGarryBowen has appointed Pat Lafferty as U.S. President. Lafferty succeeds Simon Pearce who recently departed the agency.

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