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W+K Names Colleen DeCourcy as Partner

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Wieden+Kennedy has named Colleen DeCourcy as the newest partner in its global network.

DeCourcy most recently served as Global Coexecutive Creative Director; she joins Dan Wieden, Dave Luhr, Mark Fitzloff, Susan Hoffman, Tom Blessington, Bill Davenport, John Jay, Neil Christie, Tony Davidson and Kim Papworth on the partner team.

DeCourcy worked at W+K for only eighteen months before the promotion; prior to joining the agency, she founded her own shop called Socialistic, which she ran as CEO and chief creative officer. The release states that, during her time at W+K, she has “extended the creative department’s capabilities beyond advertising, into both experience and product design.”

Her full ad industry resume includes stints in leadership positions at TBWA New York, JWT and Organic.

Ann Mack Leaves JWT for ‘Facebook’ Startup (Memo Included)

ann mackToday we received confirmation that Ann Mack–a former Adweek reporter who worked with JWT for the past ten years, most recently as Director of Trendspotting–will leave the agency for a position on the Facebook team.

Here’s the memo from chairman/CEO Bob Jeffrey on her West Coast relocation:

I have some bittersweet news to share.

After a very successful 10-year run at JWT, Ann Mack will be leaving us at the end of April. She is going west to Silicon Valley and joining Facebook to help build their market insights practice.

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Film Vets Launch Production Studio Disorderly|Conduct

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Today the principals at Straight Up, Films–the studio behind the upcoming Johnny Depp Warner Bros. flick “Transcendence”–formally launched their production studio/commercial division.

Operating under the Disorderly|Conduct moniker, the new division will be run by Straight Up producers Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino and Ron Cicero.

From the release, the principals started the studio to “…collaborate with leading advertising agencies and entertainment brands to create commercial content” directed by ad/entertainment vets who the D|C team spent the last year recruiting.

That lineup’s collective portfolio includes work for Panasonic, Lexus, Playstation, Axe, DirecTV and more as well as episodes of “Glee”, “House” and other shows. These directors have created spots for Weiden & Kennedy, TeamOne, 180, Y&R and JWT.

Polvino says the launch makes sense because “Feature film directors are coming to the space from all arenas” and “Commercial directors in particular are directing material that’s incredibly cinematic”–like the D|C/Global Hue Jeep spot after the jump.

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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.

J. Walter Thompson Company Is Your New JWT

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The week’s biggest spoiler to date has nothing to do with “Game of Thrones” or “Mad Men.”

Martin Sorrell of WPP dropped an extremely premature bomb during an “executive breakfast” hosted by the Wall Street Journal: JWT will once again become the J. Walter Thompson Company as part of its 150th anniversary “rebranding.”

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: JWT, W Hotels, Interbrand

This week, JWT is in need of a senior integrated producer, and W Hotels is on the hunt for a director of marketing. Draftfcb is hiring a director of strategic planning, while Interbrand is seeking an associate director of strategy and research. Get the details on these jobs and more below. If these gigs aren’t the right fit for you, check out more just-posted opportunities on mediabistro.com.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Cubes: An Inside Look at JWT

In the latest episode of “Cubes,” we tour the New York headquarters of JWT, which features a game room, animation studios, tent-inspired meeting areas, a bar, and much, much more.

For more videos, check out Mediabistro.tv, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

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