Lots of senior creative musical chairs at the moment (to no-one’s great surprise) and London agency Above+Beyond has hired former BBH creative partner and Grey ECD Dominic Goldman as its new ECD. Group CCO David Billings is moving to other roles. Goldman (left) also had a spell at production company Iconoclast.
Zaid Al-Zaidy, group CEO of The Beyond Collective and CEO of Above+Beyond, says: “We’re delighted to have concluded our (virtual) search for a world class creative leader to take the creative helm at Above+Beyond. The world that is unfurling before us is going to be fiercely competitive for all agencies and demand the very best.
“In Dom, we have found someone with a creative ambition and reputation that is second to none. He has produced modern award-winning work, both locally and internationally, for some of the world’s most iconic agencies and brands. Dom joins an already formidable and lovely team with a wonderful set of clients.”
Goldman says: “It’s been quite a year so far for everyone. I feel very excited to be joining this ambitious, independent and talented group of people.”
Elsewhere Omnicom’s Rapp UK has confirmed that Al Mackie, its CCO, will continue in that role at the agency, newly merged with Proximity London.
Proximity ECD John Treacy, who’s been there for seven years, is leaving. Proximity doesn’t seem to have done very well out of this Omnicom “merger.”