20 November 2007

Tom left DGNY


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – European advertising agency, Duval Guillaume, has begun a search for a new creative director for its NY offices, according to General Manager, David Simpson. Belgian Tom Van Daele, who served as creative director for the agency since 2006, has left the company by mutual agreement.

Creative duties for the agency will be handled by Duval Guillaume creative departments in New York, Antwerp & Brussels and will have the continued involvement of co-founder and Worldwide Creative Director, Guillaume Van der Stighelen.

André Duval, CEO of Duval Guillaume, commented: “Tom Van Daele has a rare talent and a brilliant career ahead of him. He helped our NY branch in its start-up days and has great potential. We thank him and wish him well. Moving forward, we’re changing strategic and creative directions at the Agency and are broadening our capabilities globally. To that end, we’ll need to strengthen the ties between our NY operation and Duval Guillaume offices in Europe and become more seamless in scope. There is the real opportunity, we feel, for someone to step in as creative director in NY and help us achieve our international ambition.”

Duval Guillaume – Founded in 1996 and a member of the Publicis Groupe of Agencies, Paris, France, Duval Guillaume is a full-service, idea-centric advertising agency with offices in Belgium, France and the United States. Agency clients in the USA include The Topps Company, The Coca Cola Company, Le Pain Quotidien, Kagome of Japan, Newmark Knight Frank, Prestige Brands, US Navy and Alessi. European clients include Sara Lee, InBev (Stella Artois), Hyundai, Neuhaus, Dexia Financial Group and Nikon. Duval Guillaume was European Agency-of-the-Year in 2003 (EuroBest), is a frequent winner of Cannes Lions and consistently ranks as a Top 50 Gunn Report agency.
For more information on Duval Guillaume, please visit www.duvalguillaume.com.

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