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Posts Tagged ‘Erik Moe’

Monday Odds and Ends

-That didn’t take long. Former DDB LA co-CCO Erik Moe has found a new gig, joining the roster of West Coast production company Kaboom.

-Despite Joel Ewanick‘s departure, it appears that General Motors remains committed to Commonwealth. link

-The Mother nods continue today as the London office is reaching out to the local community during the Olympics with not only a musical Facebook app starring an “ordinary man” named Nigel, but an Instagram feed to find emerging local photogs and a Tumblr photo studio (image for the last one above).

-Is Apple vs. Samsung “the patent trial of the century?” link

-W+K picked up the Finlandia vodka biz. link

-Director Ryan Gibb joined Toronto’s Holiday films for commercial film representation.

-NBC gets a UK journalist and one of its harshest Olympics coverage critics booted from Twitter. link

-The logo for southeastern Pennsylvania health insurer Independence Red Cross got a makeover courtesy of Siegel+Gale, which also created an ad campaign called “Changing the Game” for the brand that debuted during the Olympics. link

 

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DDB LA Parts Ways with Top Execs

Once again, tipsters were on to something as we’ve finally received official word that DDB has made some changes in its LA office this week. No, it wasn’t the “gutting” of the office that was being alleged on the Spy line. Instead, the agency has parted ways with Nick Bishop and Erik Moe, who have served as president/CEO and co-chief creative officer, respectively, of DDB LA.

Bishop (pictured) joined the agency in 2007 from G2. During his career, the exec spent 15 years at various global McCann offices and had a stint on the client side at VP of consumer connections for Coca-Cola. Moe, meanwhile, had been at the creative helm at DDB L.A. for three years and previously served as a CD at agencies including TBWA\Chiat\Day LA and Goodby. Here’s a statement from a DDB U.S. spokesperson confirming the pair’s departure:

“Based on the strategic direction we have set for DDB West, we have mutually agreed with Nick Bishop, LA office President, and Erik Moe, LA office Co-Chief Creative Officer, to part ways. We are greatly appreciative of their contributions to DDB over the past few years, and wish them the best in their next endeavors. The LA and San Francisco offices operate jointly as DDB West, and as such, will report into DDB West President Mary Moudry and Chief Creative Officer Lisa Bennett. No further personnel changes are planned.”

Currently, DDB West counts clients including ConAgra, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo and The Clorox Company (Clorox, Brita, Pine-Sol, Tilex, Hidden Valley dressings and KC Masterpiece among other brands). Sources familiar with the matter add that current staff count at DDB LA is approximately 30-40.