It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve heard from Carmichael Lynch in the post-Harley era, but the agency finally does have some news to report as it’s hired former Fallon group creative director Dave Damman as ECD. As a result of his Minneapolis move (which actually marks his second stint at CL), Damman will join forces with Randy Hughes, a 10-year Carmichael Lynch vet who has also been promoted to ECD.
Damman (left) will not only take creative lead on CL’s Rubbermaid account, which the agency won back in December, and FirstEnergy, but will also be involved in various new business pitches. As for resume, prior to his two stints at Fallon–he originally worked at the agency from 1999-2005 before starting up his own agency, Damman Pearce–the creative had stints at Saatchi & Saatchi NY and TraceyLocke. Hughes, who originated the “Love” campaign for Subaru, will continue leading that account.
The creatives will officially assume their ECD titles on April 4.