Art and copy folks on the move

On the heels of Nellie Kim and Chris Hirsch's departure, John St. announces three new creative faces, while FCB taps a senior AD and Grey Canada brings in an ACD.
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There’s shifts afoot in the mid-ranks at the creative houses.

Following yesterday’s announcement that Chris Hirsch and Nellie Kim are heading to Lg2 to set up the agency’s Toronto office, Angus Tucker, partner and ECD, John St., announced a wave of new hires at the agency.

Jessica Schnurr joins the shop as a writer, from DDB Vancouver by way of Red Urban. “We’ve had our eye on her for a while,” says Tucker. Schnurr will work with Hannah Smit, a recently promoted ACD/AD, who nabbed a Silver in Cannes at last year’s Young Lions competition in the film category. 

Smit’s old partner Keri Zierler was also promoted to the position of ACD/copywriter, and will start working with Christine Maclean, who’s been with the agency for a little over a year.

Jenny Luong will join the team as art director, Tucker adds, saying her work while at Zulu Alpha Kilo on Corona’s “Day of the Dead” and Coca-Cola ‘s “Arctic Home” caught their attention. She’ll work with copywriter Kohl Forsberg.

Finally, David Glen joins the team on a permanent basis after working at the agency on contract for the past year, including work on the ING and Kobo brands, Tucker says.

He adds they hope to fill Kim and Hirsch’s positions by mid-summer and are looking for senior creatives for the CD positions.

Over at FCB, Marcella Coad joins the team as senior AD to work on brands such as Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Nestle and Mondelez Canada.

The agency has been hunting for a senior AD for months, says Robin Heisey, CCO, FCB. Coad will begin working with copywriter Krystle Mullin.

The agency was attracted to Coad on the strength of her portfolio, which includes work on Sport Chek’s “What it takes” Olympic campaign and Dentyne’s “Practice safe breath” work while at Sid Lee, where she worked for almost three years at the Toronto office. Most recently, she worked at Anomaly Toronto, where she worked on brands including Budweiser, Bud Light and Mini.

Over at Grey Canada, Mike Lee joins the team as ACD, hailing from Taxi where he held the same title. He’ll help boost the shop’s manpower, in light of its recent Volvo Canada account win, according to a release.

While at Taxi, he worked on brands including award-winning work for Mio (most recently nabbing an Effie), Mini and Koodo.

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