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Nike Does It Their Way in the Philippines

Because it’s a Friday and the usual flow of campaign pitches has slowed to a barely-discernible dribble, here’s one we found on Twitter supposedly created by BBH Singapore to promote Nike in the Philippines.

Things we liked about this ad:

  • Unusual cover of “My Way”
  • Wide variety of settings
  • Pseudo-Jordan shot at the end
  • The fact that some of these kids aren’t even wearing shoes, much less Nikes

With all due respect to The Captain and TBWA, we were also excited to see something about sports that didn’t involve Derek Jeter, Bill Simmons or Richard Sherman.

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BBH CEO Steps Down

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CEO Gwyn Jones, who spent an impressive 27 years in various roles at BBH, will step down almost exactly two years after Publicis took full ownership of the agency. He will be replaced by current BBH COO/former Unilever marketing heavyweight Neil Munn (above).

Adweek tells us that the move came as something of a surprise, but BBH chairman Simon Sherwood explained everything, saying that the agency chose to continue the trend of hiring CEOs from the client side because Munn “has proper marketing and comms pedigree” and he’s “highly commercial with a deep understanding of client organizations.”

As a reminder of the departing Jones’s leadership style, here’s his extensive note on a round of layoffs that occurred in 2012.

In Cannes news we missed, this announcement also taught us that Jones and the BBH team recently helped launch a production studio with Scooter Braun, otherwise known as the man who should be Justin Bieber’s legal guardian.

EP Travis Quinn Out at BBH New York

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Some news out of BBH today on the production side: we hear that Travis Quinn, Executive Art Producer and longtime staffer, is leaving the agency.

Quinn has run art production at the agency for several years, managing shoots for clients like Playstation, Axe, and Cole Haan.  His departure follows the arrival of Carey Head, who was hired away from Barton F. Graf  9000 to oversee production in May. BBH also recently made more changes to its production department by promoting Executive Producer Kate Morrison to Head of Content Production. It seems the agency is following the lead of departments across the globe by ramping up its integrated offerings on the production front.

No official word on where he or his colorful pants are  headed or whether BBH’s New York office has plans to replace him. Quinn finishes his tour of duty at the end of this month.

Updates as we receive them.

BBH NY Promotes EP to Head of Content Production

Kate MorrisonToday the New York offices of BBH enhanced production capabilities by promoting Kate Morrison, former Executive Producer, to Head of Content Production.

Over the past decade, Morrison has held production roles at various agencies including 180, BSSP and twofifteenmccann; her promotion arrives after spending seven months spent in the EP position and working on the PlayStation “Perfect Day” spot that won a Gold Lion at Cannes. In the newly created role, she will help lead and manage the production of all of the agency’s content.

CCO John Patroulis writes:

“Kate Morrison has made a massive mark on the work at BBH New York…like every producer here, [she] puts the quality of the work first and foremost.”

The promotion is the latest move in BBH New York’s recent expansion: earlier in the year the office hired Carey Head of Barton F. Graf 9000 as Head of Integrated Production and Technology and Art Director Marcos Kotlhar of Brazil’s AlmapBBDO to strengthen its content production offering.

Morrison will report directly to Head.

BBH Welcomes Densmore as Global Chief Growth Officer

bbhgrowthBBH has welcomed a new global chief growth officer in Michael Densmore, who you may remember from his brief stint (nine months, give or take) on the account planning and business development side at Droga5. Densmore will officially assume his post at BBH’s New York office post-Memorial Day and will work across the agency’s London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Mumbai offices, though there will be emphasis on North America-based global businesses.

Prior to joining BBH, Densmore served as chief marketing officer at McKinney. The 20-year ad vet’s additional agency credits include time spent with JWT, Mondernista!, Fallon and W+K.

In a statement, BBH NA CEO Pat Lafferty says, “Creating the new role of Chief Global Growth Officer was a natural next step and Mike will help us continue our momentum. Mike’s been on several sides of the ad and marketing business, and his breadth of experience truly makes him the ideal choice to navigate growth for the agency.”

Huge Hires Tim Nolan as GCD from BBH Labs

8bb4241e6565c9e74627fb8242214606Today we got confirmation that former BBH Labs creative director Tim Nolan is group creative director at Huge as of this week.

We have no official statement or press release (and you didn’t want to read one anyway), but we do have a bit of background: before joining BBH, Nolan worked at JWT for just over a year, contributing to such accounts as Johnson & Johnson.

Prior to the stint at JWT, Nolan worked creative at DUMBO’s HUSH as well as Firstborn and Poke.

McGarrah Jessee Hires Joel Clement from Saatchi & Saatchi

Joel_Clement-office-thumb-350x508-124220Joel Clement’s search for a stateside agency is over. Today McGarrah Jessee announced that Clement, who most recently served as executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand, will join the Austin firm to “focus primarily on writing.”

This summer Clement announced his plans to leave the agency after eight years, eight months of which he spent as ECD and regional creative director for Saatchi & Saatchi’s Asia operations.

In the release, he clarifies that he “had a pretty specific ideal in mind” when planning his repatriation and that he “found it all at McGarrah Jessee.”

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