We’ve received confirmation from sources familiar with the matter that JWT New York’s director of integrated production, Clair Grupp, is no longer with the agency. The word is that the agency’s NY CCO Peter Nicholson is taking things in a new direction. Grupp, whose last day at JWT was last Monday according to sources, worked on campaigns for Huggies (remember this or this?), Halls and more. Prior to JWT, Grupp spent eight years at Cliff Freeman & Partners, serving as head of integrated production at the now dearly departed shop.
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Now that he seems to have finally settled into his CCO post at JWT New York, Peter Nicholson‘s announced the first new additions to his creative team, namely Craig Love and Shayne Millington. The pair arrives from Wieden+Kennedy, where they spent three years as senior copywriter and senior art director, respectively, on Nike, Coke and Target.
Prior to W+K, Love (pictured, with undeniable facial hair) and Millington worked at Saatchi & Saatchi NY, where they were a part of the creative team behind Wheaties’ “Muscle Bag” and JCPenney’s “Back to School” campaigns as well as work for accounts including Honey Nut Cheerios, Olay and “I Love New York” NY State Tourism.
According to a statement from their new boss, “This duo has been producing stellar work for more than a decade. Their creative skills are indicative of the type of talent I am looking to bring to JWT.”
Well, here’s a big news item to end the week. It took a few months, but JWT New York has finally found a successor for Ty Montague as the agency’s announced that Peter Nicholson has joined up as its chief creative officer. As you may remember, Montague and co-president Rosemarie Ryan left JWT in March to eventually start up Co: and the agency’s North American CEO David Eastman and company have been on the hunt ever since.
It marks a second tour of duty at JWT for Nicholson, who was an ECD at the shop from 2005-2007. During the ensuing years, he took on posts including CCO at Deutsch New York before heading over to Redscout in April (that was quick) to take on the same title and work on accounts including Activision, Diageo, Kate Spade, PepsiCo and Samsung.
During his career, Nicholson also held creative posts at Publicis New York and Goodby.