October 18, 2012
Paul Stechschulte Appointed Executive Creative Director in Amsterdam
A Series of Best in Class Creative Hires at Arnold
BOSTON – 10/18/2012 – Arnold Worldwide is pleased to announce that Paul Stechschulte has been appointed to the role of Executive Creative Director for Arnold Amsterdam and will report to Managing Partner and Chief Creative Officer, Pete Favat.
"Expanding the agency’s creative offering by hiring outstanding talent with fully integrated creative and technology expertise is one of our most important areas of focus," said Pete Favat. “Paul is that next generation of cross trained thinkers - a digital native with amazing brand building expertise. We are thrilled to have him join the Arnold Worldwide team.” Stechschulte will be responsible for creative development in the Amsterdam office, as well as the global lead on the Volvo account.
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. In addition, Stechschulte has served in various creative capacities with W+K Amsterdam, 180 Amsterdam and Crispin 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. He has also developed award winning work for clients like 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 name a few.
Stechschulte’s work has been honored by every award show in multiple mediums, 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.
Stechschulte replaces Sean Thompson, 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.
Arnold has made an aggressive push to become a talent destination in the industry. In addition to Paul, over the last few months, the shop has brought in other top creative talent including:
Peter Johnson as SVP, Group Creative Director. Prior to joining Arnold, Johnson served as Group Creative Director at LBi New York. He is best known for his work on Phillips, Sony, Mobile, Cisco, Neutrogena and NFL Fantasy Brands.
Craig Miller as SVP, Creative Director. Miller has previously served in various creative leadership roles at VCCP and Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, among others. He is best known for his work with Domino's "Pizza Turnaround" and "Show Us Your Pizza,” as well as VW "Routan Babymaker 3000" and Coke Zero "Rooftop Racer."
Erik Enberg as SVP Creative Director. Enberg has served in various creative leadership roles with Butler Shine Stern & Partners and Goodby Silverstein & Partners, among others, playing a central role in delivering on client goals for BMW MINI, Nintendo, Radioshack and Yahoo!, to name a few.
An impressive array of new business wins – including clients like American Eagle, University of Phoenix, Kohler, and Santander coupled with global expansion are helping the agency attract top talent with a diversity of skill. "Attracting great people who can deliver powerful work for our clients is my number one goal," said Favat." These additions will help to propel the momentum our current team has ignited."
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 touchpoints – advertising, digital, promotions, direct, design, branded content – and is part of Havas Creative with offices in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Prague, Milan, Madrid, Moscow, Lisbon, Sydney, São Paulo and Shanghai. www.arnoldworldwide.com