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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Figliulo’

CP+B Vet Assumes Head of Integrated Production Post at Chiat NY

chadtbwanyIt took some time, but the folks at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York have finally landed a new head of integrated production in Chad Hopenwasser, who joins the agency after spending nearly the last eight years at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Hopenwasser essentially succeeds Robert Valdes, who left Chiat NY last spring and eventually joined up with Droga5 NY to serve as head of interactive production. But Valdes, as you may know, has recently left Droga5 to join up with old Chiat pal Mark Figliulo at the latter’s new shop, Figliulo & Partners.

As for Hopenwasser, the exec spent the last couple of years at CP+B  serving as VP/director of video production across the agency’s network, working on, among other efforts, campaigns for Xbox and the new Kraft Mac n’ Cheese work starring Vanilla Ice. Prior to his lengthy stay at CP+B, Hopenwasser spent six years at Grey New York. He will officially assume his new post at Chiat NY in mid-March and work along the agency’s ECD, Matt Ian, and report to report to office president, Robert Harwood-Matthews.

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Valdes, Droga5 Part Ways

drogasmallAfter spending barely nine months at Droga5 New York as head of interactive production, Robert Valdes has left the agency, sources confirm. Valdes, you may recall, joined David Droga & crew after a four-year stint as head of production at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, where he worked on several projects for accounts including Absolut and Jameson. Where’s he now, you ask? Well, Valdes just so happened to join up with his fellow former Chiat NY colleague, Mark Figliulo, who launched his Figliulo&Partners shop last year. Valdes is in familiar territory at F&P, where he has assumed the role of partner/head of production.

As for Droga5, our sources tell us that the agency is planning to replace Valdes, though no timetable has been set as far as we know.

Former LBi/MRY Prez Joins Up with Figliulo

judithcarrWell, this is news to us but it appears that Judith Carr-Rodriguez has joined the executive team at Figliulo & Partners, the agency launched this past summer by former TBWA\Chiat\Day NY creative chief, Mark Figliulo. Prior to her new gig as president/founding partner at F&P, U.K. native Carr-Rodriguez spent several years at LBi, eventually serving as president of its US operations (as well as MD of the New York office) and then in the same role when the agency became MRY earlier this year. No word yet on who else has landed at Figliulo & Partners, which as you may know just landed its first notable client in Sprint. As mentioned previously, F&P will focus on broadcast efforts for the brand.

Figliulo Joins Forces with Team Sprint

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Four months after parting ways with TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, where he was replaced as creative chief by Matt Ian, Mark Figliulo is now collaborating with Team Sprint–Leo Burnett, DigitasLBi and MediaVest– via his new agency, Figliulo & Partners. From what we’ve been told, “Bringing in new partners and ideas who complement an already strong multi-agency team, is both healthy and consistent with the dynamic needs of brands, consumers and the marketplace.” From what sources tell us, Figliulo will continue working out of New York City with a focus on broadcast. During his career, Figliulo, who replaced Gerry Graf at Chiat NY, served as chief creative officer at Y&R Chicago.

Well, Here’s Your Big Announcement Regarding TBWA C\D NY

We knew something was in the air when just the words “Matt Ian” popped up in our tips box on Saturday of all days. Well, as we alluded to in our earlier TBWA\Chiat\Day NY-related post this morning, the “big announce” is that, yes, Matt Ian, is taking over for Mark Figliulo as creative head of said agency’s New York office. As tipsters mentioned, the CCO title does not apply as of now; Ian, now in his second stint at TBWA, instead joins as executive creative director. Figliulo, who spent the last five-plus years as CCO/chairman of Chiat NY, is moving on to start his own shop.

Ian, meanwhile, joins from Deutsch L.A., where he served as EVP/group creative director on VW (recent examples include the baseball and Rubik’s Cube/racing spots). Prior to joining Deutsch, Ian worked as a senior creative at the likes of CP+B (on Microsoft Windows) and BBH New York, the latter of which he spent nine years at working on, of course, Axe as well as Johnnie Walker and Levi’s. In a statement regarding his move back to NYC, Ian says, “I wasn’t actively looking to leave Deutsch, LA or Volkswagen. But when I met Robert and talked with him about his plans for the NY office, jumping at the chance to write the next chapter of the TBWA\Chiat\Day NY story was a no-brainer.” Ian will officially join TBWA\Chiat\Day NY in August.