It’s been a busy day it seems at camp Crispin as the MDC-owned agency has promoted two of its veteran staffers to role of managing director in separate offices. In Boulder, 10-year vet Danielle Whalen, who most recently served as EVP/group account director on Applebee’s and Fruit of the Loom, has assumed the MD role. Whalen originally joined CP+B in 1999 as an account manager supervisor, but left two years later and then rejoined the agency in ’04 to help lead the Burger King business. During that heyday, the agency produced such efforts as, yes, Subservient Chicken and subsequently award-winning campaigns like Whopper Freakout. In addition to BK, Whalen has also worked on Old Navy.
Joining Whalen in MD status is Carter Nance, a fellow EVP/group account director who’s been with CP+B since 1999 who currently oversees Domino’s and VitaminWater and will now take on the new role in the Miami office.
We’ve been told these are new positions and as a result of the move, CP+B fills out its MD posts in Boulder, Miami and L.A., the last of which has been assumed by Mason Reed since spring 2012. With the goal being to move to “a more decentralized structure,” CP+B president Steve Erich says, “Danielle, Carter and Mason are three amazingly strong account leaders who all started in the Miami office over ten years ago, fully embody the beliefs of CP+B and understand the power of great creative product. They will work with their individual offices, as well as the collective agency, to drive our client businesses and the performance of CP+B.”