By thesanfranciscoegotist / /
Duncan Channon has announced the hire of John Kovacevich as executive creative director. He joins after three and a half years as a freelance creative director and writer, working directly with brands like Facebook, Airbnb and Google.
“John’s creative talent impressed immediately, and is rooted in a deeper understanding of our clients’ business challenges,” said Michael Lemme, chief creative officer, Duncan Channon. “He freelanced with us this summer and we just decided we didn’t want him to leave. He was a fit from day one.”
“New business wins have allowed us to add a talent of John’s caliber to our senior leadership team, so it’s an exciting chapter for us,” said Andy Berkenfield, CEO, Duncan Channon. “At a time when our agency is growing, he’s the type of creative leader you want — smart, funny and people just love working with him. We’re lucky to have someone like John who enjoys helping younger creatives find their voice as much as he does creating big ideas for clients.”
“This is the corniest-new-hire-press-release-cliché of all time, but DC just felt different,” said Kovacevich. “They do good work and they’re not dicks. Can you say ‘dicks’ in a press release?”
“I was impressed with the way the whole team approaches creative,” added Kovacevich. “The work respects the audience and cares about craft. It’s a crew that I wanted to be in business with.”
Kovacevich, who writes regularly about advertising topics, explained his decision to join Duncan Channon in a piece called “5 Reasons I Hung Up My Freelance Shingle to Go Full Time.”
Congrats on the hire.