Welcome!

News Feed Item

Curt Detweiler Joins Grey San Francisco As Chief Creative Officer

Grey San Francisco's New Team Takes Shape Powered by Account Wins

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Houston, CEO of Grey North America, today announced that Curt Detweiler, an internationally acclaimed talent, has joined Grey San Francisco as Chief Creative Officer.  This marks Houston's second major appointment in San Francisco since the arrival of Milan Martin as the President of the 75-person agency last May.

Curt Detweiler Joins Grey San Francisco As Chief Creative Officer

"Curt is going to be an outstanding partner to Milan as Grey San Francisco's resurgence and rapid growth continues under his leadership," said Michael Houston.  "Curt's creative track-record on big brands and big clients in every channel, across Europe, Asia and the United States at many of the finest agencies, underscores the aggressive plans we have for Grey on the West Coast."

Curt Detweiler: Global Talent

Most recently, Curt Detweiler has served as Executive Vice President, Managing Director and Executive Creative Director of Arnold Worldwide based in San Francisco.  Prior to joining Arnold, Detweiler was Executive Vice President, Executive Creative Director of McCann North America.

Much of Detweiler's international career was spent at TBWA\Worldwide where he worked for the network in Singapore, Tokyo, and then Paris as Regional Creative Director of TBWA\G1, Europe before returning to the United States as Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles.

His work has been recognized by Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Communication Arts, French Art Director's Club, Clios and the Singapore Creative Circle Awards as well as countless other festivals and publications.

Tor Myhren, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer and President of Grey New York, said, "I have known Curt for years. He is a rare mix of incredibly brave and incredibly smart. As a creative leader, these are two critical traits - though very hard to find in one person."

Grey San Francisco: New Team, Big Wins

Milan Martin also announced the following new hires:

  • Liz Franks has joined as Senior Vice President, Media.  She previously served as Managing Director of Horizon Media, Los Angeles and prior to that led pieces of Microsoft at Universal McCann.
  • Tricia Clark has joined as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Account Director from DraftFCB, Chicago; and
  • Will Egan has joined as Senior Vice President, Account Director to lead account management and the global Norton/Symantec business.  He has held similar posts at DraftFCB, Goodby in San Francisco and Sydney and Venables Bell.

"We've got big aspirations for the San Francisco office and attracting the industry's best talent is how we'll achieve them.  We're thrilled to have hired the likes of Curt, Liz, Tricia and Will to join an already wonderful team.  I'm more optimistic than ever that what we're putting together here will be seen as something special and different for clients and talent alike," Milan Martin said.

In the past two months, Grey San Francisco has won $65 million in new business billings from such high-profile clients as Symantec, which chose it to handle the global Norton account, and Ryder System, which awarded it the U.S. business this month.

About Grey

Grey San Francisco is the West Coast arm of Grey, the advertising network of Grey Group.  Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies.  Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).  Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917," the agency serves a blue-chip roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Darden Restaurants, Pfizer, Canon, 3M, NFL, Boehringer Ingelheim, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, T.J. Maxx. Grey was named ADWEEK's "Global Agency of the Year" and AD AGE's "Agency of the Year" in 2014. (www.grey.com)

Contact: Owen Dougherty
212-546-2551
[email protected]

Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140224/NY71105

SOURCE Grey

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
"CA has been doing a lot of things in the area of DevOps. Now we have a complete set of tool sets in order to enable customers to go all the way from planning to development to testing down to release into the operations," explained Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
Enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than most of us in security expected. CIOs are going from 0 to 100 in cloud adoption and leaving security teams in the dust. Once cloud is part of an enterprise stack, it’s unclear who has responsibility for the protection of applications, services, and data. When cloud breaches occur, whether active compromise or a publicly accessible database, the blame must fall on both service providers and users. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben Johnson, C...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...