TBWA\Chiat\Day Boosts Creative Team with Addition of Will Hammond, Creative Director

Shaun Rance Also Joins as Interaction Designer

Oct 05, 2009, 17:04 ET from TBWA Worldwide

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles today announced the appointment of Will Hammond to the role of Creative Director, primarily focusing on the Visa account. He will report to Executive Creative Director, Patrick O'Neill and work closely with Interactive Creative Director, Olivier Rabenschlag.

"We are thrilled to welcome Will to the team. He is an award winning creative director and has many years experience across a great mix of brands that make him a valuable addition to our group," said Rob Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles.

Hammond comes to TBWA from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners where he was an ACD, working with Adobe, Emerald Nuts and Hyundai. Prior to Goodby, he was at DDB Canada and Rethink Communications in Vancouver. Hammond's career started out at Ogilvy & Mather in Johannesburg, followed by Saatchi & Saatchi Johannesburg before he made the move to North America. He has worked with clients including Audi, KFC, Amstel Lager, Nestle, Visa, Lexus, Guinness, Johnson & Johnson, Energizer and Michelin to name a few.

Shaun Rance also joins the Visa creative team as Interaction Designer, reporting to Olivier Rabenschlag. Shaun joins from AKQA where he was Associate Experience Designer. Prior to AKQA he worked with Roundarch, Hired Guns and Organic, where he was Media and Technology Manager. He started his career with The Kitchen. Shaun's past clients have included Deloitte, Motorola, Benjamin Moore and Smirnoff among others.

Dana Markee and Xanthe Hohalek have also been promoted from their roles as Art Directors, to become Associate Creative Directors. Dana will work on Visa, reporting to Will Hammond. Xanthe will work on Pepsi, reporting to Rob Schwartz.

TBWA\Chiat\Day is part of TBWA\Worldwide and was recently recognized second on Advertising Age magazine's exclusive A-List of top U.S. agencies. TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com), part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), creates Disruptive Ideas for global clients, including ABSOLUT, adidas, Apple, Beiersdorf, Henkel, Infiniti, Mars, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pioneer, Samsonite, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines, Sony PlayStation and Visa. TBWA is one of the fastest-growing networks in the Top-Five worldwide advertising agencies, and was named "2008 Global Agency of the Year" by Advertising Age and Adweek magazines. Fast Company magazine placed TBWA 24th on its 2009 list of "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies." TBWA has 267 offices in 77 countries, and approximately 12,000 employees worldwide.