Arnold Worldwide Appoints Paul Stechschulte Executive Creative Director in Amsterdam
October 17, 2012
BOSTON – October 17, 2012 – Arnold Worldwide is pleased to announce that it has named Paul Stechschulte to therole of Executive Creative Director for Arnold Amsterdam reporting to Managing Partner and Global Chief Creative Officer Pete Favat. In this position, Stechschulte will be responsible for creative development in thatoffice as well as the global lead on the Volvo account. Paul and his family will be relocating to Amsterdam in October to begin this new assignment.
Stechschulte replaces SeanThompson, ECD and Managing Partner, who left the agency in September after leading the creative output that established the Arnold Amsterdam office and the Team Volvo business.
Bringing nearly two decades of experience to his new role, Stechschulte, will be responsible for developing and fostering collaboration among the global creative teams and driving innovative ideas that produce unparalleled integrated work for clients.
“We are fiercely focused to evolve our global creative offering throughout our micro-network and are building teams with fully integrated creative and technology expertise,” said Favat. “Paul is that next generation hybrid thinker with diverse digital experience and he has continually demonstrated a daring quality that translates to the game-changing client results. We are thrilled to have Paul join the Arnold Worldwide team.”
An Art Director by trade,Stechschulte most recently served as Executive Creative Director at Pereira& O'Dell in San Francisco. Prior to that Paul was a Group Creative Director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners for nearly four years where he was key in creating the international award-winning Sprint “Now Network” campaign. His television spot, “Wedding,” for Nextel was one of only eight nominated for an Emmy in 2009.
In addition, Stechschulte has served in various creative capacities with W+K Amsterdam, 180 Amsterdam andCrispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami. Achievements include reintroducing the MINI brand to the US for BMW. The highly successful launch did not include a single television ad, which is unheard of in the US automobile category. Throughout his career, Stechschulte has led creative strategy on behalf of a broad range of brands, including Nike, Adidas, Glenfiddich, Sprint, Nextel, Geek Squad, Virgin Atlantic, Burger King, EA Games, Carlsberg, IKEA and Method Home, Beats by Dre, Google and Twitter to list a few.
Stechschulte’s work has been honored by every award show in multiple mediums in the industry from One Show “Best of Show” to the Titanium Lion in Cannes. More importantly his work has constantly received recognition from the "judges" of pop culture - being spoofed on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and mocked in pages of the UK's Sun. Stechschulte also serves on the Board of Advisors at the Creative Circus in Atlanta.
About Arnold Worldwide
Arnold Worldwide is a global communications company and one of the top five most creatively awarded agencies of the past decade. We are proud to represent a diverse portfolio of clients, including Aetna, AlbertoCulver, Amtrak, Carnival Cruise Lines, CVS/pharmacy, Fidelity Investments, The Hershey Company, Huntington Bank, Jack Daniel’s, McDonald’s, New Balance, Ocean Spray, Panasonic, Pearle Vision, Progressive, Southern Comfort, Titleist, truth®, Tyson, Vertex, Volvo and many other great brands. Arnold delivers services across all communication touch points – advertising, digital, promotions, direct, design, branded content – and is part of Havas Worldwide with offices in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Prague, Milan, Madrid, Moscow, Lisbon, Sydney, São Paulo and Shanghai. www.arnoldworldwide.com
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