Peter Albores (above) and Kristian Grove Moller (below) will be CD and ACD, respectively, at BBH LA. The move is effective immediately, and the two will each work across all of the office’s accounts.
Albores joins the BBH West Coast team from BBDO New York, where he served as a creative director since late 2010. He worked on multiple accounts while at BBDO; recent noteworthy projects include AT&T’s “It Can Wait” texting-and-driving PSA and the digital “Donate-a-Tweet” component of a campaign commemorating the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Prior to joining BBDO, Albores was a senior copywriter with 180 Amsterdam; previous positions include copywriting stints at both Saatchi & Saatchi New York and GS&P.
Moller spent the last three years as ACD at David&Goliath, and you’ll find his name on that agency’s recent, increasingly unusual campaigns for Kia. The new ACD, who hails from Denmark, also spent time at Sid Lee and worked as a freelance art director before moving to David&Goliath (clients include adidas, Nokia, and Swatch).
This hire is only the most recent in a string of changes at BBH. Over the past month, the agency promoted most of its New York-based creative team, named Frances Great(formerly of BBH Asia) managing director of its LA office, and invented the “Head of Talent” position (that’s “HR Director” to this guy) for former Head of Talent Management Armando Turco in Manhattan.
ECD Pete Sjoenell explains the West Coast changes:
“…we’ve ramped up new business; launched production company The Creative Studio with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects [Ed. note: that’s the Justin Bieber guy]; and even launched a West Coast outpost of our brand invention business, ZAG.
Peter and Kristian both represent the bold spirit we’re looking for in our office, and their body of work demonstrates a bravery in their creative approach that will make them perfect additions.”