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In More Barbarian News, Former Dos Equis Digital Team Joins Up

Who knew the Barbarian Group would have such a busy hiring week? Along with Adam Lau coming aboard, the Cheil-owned digital shop has confirmed that it’s also hired the New York-based creative team of Thom Woodley and Stephen Petronis as senior copywriter and senior art director, respectively. It looks like facial hair came into play as part of the hiring process as TBG tells us, “These guys are a top creative team and they both have very nice beards. Their magic is real and we’re excited to add them to our growing arsenal” (FYI, that’s Woodley pictured sans beard).

Thom and Steve as they’re known have been working together for years, joining forces on digital campaigns for Dos Equis (example), Lacoste and The Atlantic while at Euro RSCG NY/4D and most recently at Publicis NY on accounts such as Pepto Bismol. Check out their portfolio here.

And while we’re on the Barbarian topic, to follow up on yesterday’s Ryan McManus update, NYC design/strategy shop Hard Candy Shell confirms that the former TBG senior AD will be joining up with its production team in a few weeks.

 

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Ogilvy Alum Adam Lau Joins the Barbarians (Updated)

Two weeks after reporting that Ogilvy’s Adam Lau was leaving the agency, we’ve received confirmation that his next destination is The Barbarian Group. Lau officially joins the digital shop’s New York hub tomorrow and will serve as a creative director.

As previously mentioned, Lau spent five years at Ogilvy NY before joining up with TBG, serving on the former’s IBM account as group creative director/copywriter. Prior to O&M, Lau held senior creative jobs at the likes of AKQA and McCann Erickson. Regarding his agency’s latest hire, Barbarian ECD Jay Zasa says, “Adam is one of the best creative leaders in the business, with a long record of success stretching back to digital’s earliest days.  We’re psyched he’s bringing his considerable talents and experience to TBG.”

Update: While Lau joins up with TBG, we’ve received word that senior art director Ryan McManus is leaving the digital agency after nearly six years of service.  The Barbarian camp says, “Ryan is a super-talented guy and we look forward to seeing what he makes next!” From what spies tell us, McManus is staying local in NYC and heading to a design/strategy shop called Hard Candy Shell. Still waiting for confirmation on that.

Lau Leaving Ogilvy NY

Nearly five years to the day that it was announced he was joining Ogilvy’s New York HQ from AKQA, we’ve received word that Adam Lau, group creative director/copywriter on the IBM account, is leaving the agency. We haven’t been told why or when Lau is exactly leaving or where he’s headed to next, but during his 20-year ad career, he’s served as a CW at Saatchi & Saatchi, had a five-year stint at McCann Erickson as GCD and worked as a CD/copywriter at the aforementioned AKQA for same amount of time. Some of Lau’s more notable projects in the past few years include the Sprite Lebron 23:23 mix contest while at AKQA and the “color sensitive” billboard for IBM.