April 27, 2016 — Deutsch today announced the final touch on the reinvigoration of its New York office with the hiring of Dan Kelleher as Chief Creative Officer and Partner. Additionally, Deutsch’s Los Angeles office will supercharge its creative offering with the hiring of renown Wieden+Kennedy creative, Jason Bagley, as Chief Creative Officer and Partner.
“The reinvigoration of NY is now complete. Dan was the missing piece of an already dynamite team led by Val DiFebo and we are now operating at full strength,” said Mike Sheldon, CEO, Deutsch North America. In February, the NY office hired Trevor O’Brien as Partner, Chief Technology Officer, a new position, and Andrew Dawson, as Partner, Chief Strategy Officer.
On the West Coast, Jason Bagley will join the agency to further build on that office’s creative success for iconic clients such as VW, Target, Taco Bell and Sprint, among others.
“Our commitment to our clients and employees is to ensure that we have the best leadership team in the business, on both coasts. These superstars are the final moves that will cement our leadership, elevate our creative and drive innovation,” said Sheldon.
Added Pete Favat, Deutsch’s NA Chief Creative Officer, “You can’t just win the game any more, you’ve got to change it. We do this by being in constant construction and adding to our arsenal of creative firepower. With Jason and Dan, plus our world class digital and production capabilities, we’re firing on all cylinders.” Favat continued, “Jason and Dan have a history of creating work that goes beyond marketing—it becomes a part of culture, and creates brands that people love. And that,is what moves business. I’m beyond ecstatic that they are joining the Deutsch family.”