Euro RSCG New York Adds Two Executive Creative Directors

Doppelt and Kashtan Reunite with Garfinkel to Work on Charles Schwab, Kraft Foods, and Dos Equis

Sep 08, 2011, 09:00 ET from Euro RSCG New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG New York announced today that Steve Doppelt and Steve Kashtan have joined the agency as Executive Creative Directors. Kashtan joins Euro New York from DDB New York where he served as a Creative Director. Doppelt joins Euro New York from Merkley + Partners where he served as Group Creative Director.

Euro's latest additions to the New York creative team join the agency following the appointment of Lee Garfinkel as Chief Creative Officer Global Brands, Euro RSCG Worldwide in January and his new post as Co-Chairman, Euro RSCG New York which was announced in April. Mr. Kashtan and Mr. Doppelt have collaborated with Garfinkel multiple times during their careers, at agencies including DDB, Lowe, and D'Arcy.

"I was so excited to join Lee here at Euro. We worked closely together on United Technologies, Valvoline, Subaru, NY Lottery and Mercedes Benz at DDB and Lowe," said Steve Kashtan. "To be part of what he is building at Euro is a great opportunity." Kashtan will work on two of Euro New York's banner accounts: Charles Schwab and Kraft foods.

Steve Doppelt worked with Lee Garfinkel at Lowe on Sprite, Heineken, Amstel Light and Sony. At Euro New York, Doppelt will focus primarily on Dos Equis. "I've always had great respect for Lee and his ability to build a creatively driven culture. Through my career he has been a mentor who has pushed me to do some of my best work," he said. "The chance to work with him on Dos Equis' 'Most Interesting Man in the World' campaign seemed like a perfect fit for us to join forces for a third time," he added.

"Our clients and colleagues are thrilled to welcome Steve Kashtan and Steve Doppelt to Euro New York," said Lee Garfinkel. "For me, it's all about bringing the smartest, most talented people together and serving our clients with the best team possible."

About Euro RSCG Worldwide

Euro RSCG Worldwide is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. Euro RSCG is made up of 233 offices in 75 countries and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications and digital and social media solutions to clients including Air France, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, L'Oreal, Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, sanofi-aventis and Volvo. Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas, a world leader in communications (Euronext: HAV.PA) (Paris: HAV.PA).

Jared Kreiner
Euro RSCG New York