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DraftFCB’s West Coast Offices Add New Creative Talent

Talk about a day of creative shifts. Just in time for winter, Draftfcb is saving some northerners from the bitter cold and bringing them to sunny (and foggy) California.

Joining DraftFCB’s Orange County office as Taco Bell’s creative director (with a lot to live up to) is Adam Tompkins, who most recently served with Cliff Freeman and partners in New York. Having worked for Sugartown, Amalgamated and Ogilvy, Tompkins has done work for Dr. Pepper, Victoria’s Secret and is behind these charming spots for Quiznos.

Up in San Francisco, Draft is adding Jake Slody and Derrick Ho, who will serve as associate creative directors for Electronic Arts. Slody, who’s already been in San Francisco with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for the past 3 years, will continue on as a copywriter, with his portfolio containing work for Sprint, Cheetos, Pepsi, and the UPS Store. The eight-year agency vet also worked as an instructor in the SF version of Miami Ad School and Academy of Art University.

Art director Ho comes back to Draftfcb SF after spending over a decade in Energy BBDO in Chicago, where he did work for Orbit, Canadian Club and the wildly successful Illinois Lottery. During his time at Elemet79 prior, Ho helped design numerous Gatorade advertisements featuring the brand’s long list of sports stars.

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