Los Angeles, CA — July 18, 2012 — Campbell Ewald, a marketing and communications agency, announced the addition of two key employees to its expanding team to serve its existing client roster as well as help grow its West Coast presence. Jim DiPiazza will join as the new Executive Creative Director and Ruth Amir has joined as Director, Solutions Planning. Managing Director Angela Zepeda, Campbell Ewald Los Angeles, made the announcement.
“Our Los Angeles office has experienced tremendous growth and success in the past year,” said Zepeda. “Both Jim and Ruth bring a wealth of experience to the team and a passion for inspired strategic and creative thinking that will serve our current clients well and help continue to increase our client base on the West Coast.” DiPiazza and Amir will be responsible for the work on the Agency’s West Coast accounts including Kaiser Permanente, Chicken of the Sea, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Ghirardelli and McKesson.
Previously, DiPiazza was Executive Creative Director at Swirl Integrated Marketing in San Francisco overseeing clients that included eBay, Microsoft Store, Torani, Cost Plus World Market, and Western Athletic Clubs. Prior to that, he was with Deutsch Los Angeles where he worked on the well-known Volkswagen “Punch Dub” campaign; David&Goliath, where he created Kia’s first fully integrated campaign and led other key award-winning work for Universal Studios Hollywood and Bacardi, including the memorable “Bacardi & Cola” campaign. A writer by trade, Jim has also held creative positions at McCann (NY), Foote Cone & Belding (San Francisco), Citron Haligman Bedecarre (San Francisco) and Lambesis (San Diego). Over the years he has worked on several high-profile accounts including Mike’s Hard Lemonade, MasterCard, MTV, Sega Dreamcast, Tequila Cazadores, Charles David and Airwalk. DiPiazza studied at San Jose State.
Mark Simon, Campbell Ewald’s chief creative officer, said, “Given the recent growth of our Los Angeles office, we wanted to bring in the right creative leadership to build upon the groundbreaking work we’ve already established for our clients, while looking to grow our West Coast presence. Jim has the experience and passion to do just that.”
Prior to joining Campbell Ewald, Amir was Chief Marketing Officer at Siltanen & Partners Advertising, helping to grow the agency and develop strategies for new clients like Coldwell Banker. Her experience also includes Group Head Planning Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day, where she worked on the Nissan Motor Corporation account and Mars Petcare Pedigree Brand; Managing Partner/Director of New Business and Planning at David&Goliath, where she worked with a team that grew the agency’s client base 40% in less than five years while overseeing the account planning department; and National Advertising Manager at Nissan Motor Corporation. She has won 10 Effie Awards, including two grand and seven gold. Amir holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural history from UCLA.About Campbell Ewald
Campbell Ewald is a collaborative marketing communications company that provides clients game-changing solutions. As one of the nation’s largest communications brands, Campbell Ewald is made up of a collective of thought leaders with innovative capabilities both traditional and specialized, including advertising; insights and solutions planning; integrated content strategy and development; social, relationship, retail and experiential marketing; interactive/digital; and strategic media planning and buying.
Campbell Ewald has offices in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Miami and Washington, D.C. A part of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG), CE partners with a score of national and regional brands, including Alltel Wireless, Carrier, Chicken of the Sea, Consumers Energy, General Motors, Ghirardelli, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Olympic Paints and Stains, OnStar, USAA, the United States Navy and the United States Postal Service. Please visit us on www.c-e.com, Facebook and Twitter.