AgencySpy posted on new hires at David Miami, including a fresh ECD to run the Burger King account. Whoa—hold the pickle, hold the lettuce. That appointment is either a whopper exhibition of extreme bravado or extreme buffoonery. The new executive could eventually work on Burger King or at Burger King—as a grill chief. At least there’s no criticism yet from Cindy Gallop.
David Miami Strengthens Creative Leadership With 3 New Hires
By Kyle O’Brien
David Miami has expanded its Miami creative roster with hiring of Jason Wolske as executive creative director and Caro Rebello and Artur Lipori as a group creative director duo. The three hires will report to CCO Rafa Donato, who joined the Miami office eight months ago after over five years at the agency’s São Paulo office.
Wolske returns to David Miami after a two-year stint as svp, ecd at Republica Havas and will work on the Burger King account. He previously spent five years at David Miami as group creative director and associate creative director. He has worked on national and global brands including Volkswagen, Coca-Cola and Google, and his work has been recognized by the Addys, Andys, Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, Effies, LIAs, One Show and others.
“We are elated to have Jason returning as ecd for Burger King. He’s a natural problem solver who understands there are infinite ways to connect with consumers and teammates. He is passionate about finding the most effective and creative solutions possible for clients and teams alike,” said Donato.
“My role is to inspire my teams, keep them motivated and help them bring their ideas to life in the most effective and exceptionally creative ways possible by ensuring we have a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ needs,” added Wolske in a statement.
Rebello and Lipori most recently served as creative directors at McCann NY, having previously worked together at JWT Brazil, TBWA Chiat NY and Ogilvy NY. The duo’s work has won awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, New York Festivals, 4A’s and Caples International Awards. They have worked with brands including Mastercard, Amnesty International, Jameson Whiskey, Motorola, Ikea, Philips, Diet Coke and HSBC.
Rebello and Lipori created and led “The Refugee Nation” project for Amnesty International, a highly awarded campaigns at Cannes Lions, winning the Grand Prix for Good, Titanium prize. It also won Best of Show at the One Show. The refugee flag created for the campaign is part of the permanent collection of MoMA and Victoria & Albert Museum.
“David is the industry’s role model for bold creativity. It’s exciting to have the chance to join this talented team and create great ideas,” Lipori said in a statement. Rebello added that “David is one of the most respected agencies worldwide for its creativity, inventiveness, and boldness.”
The new hires come after a year when the agency achieved 40% growth in revenue, thanks to new clients including Actimel Global, Activia U.S. and global, Bud Zero, Cutwater and TD Bank U.S.