Saatchi Creative Duo Jumps To Havas

Havas Worldwide has named Paul Johnson and Keith Scott as group creative directors to help lead the Dos Equis and TD Ameritrade accounts and work across Havas New York’s portfolio of brands to drive new innovations and creativity. 

One of the clients they are assigned to, TD Ameritrade, was recently sued (along with Havas) for trademark infringement related to creative work that appeared in ads.

The suit, brought by Lions Gate Entertainment, alleges that the ads contained copyrighted content connected to the film “Dirty Dancing” that Havas and its client were not authorized to use.

Previously, Johnson and Scott were executive creative directors at Saatchi & Saatchi, where they ran the Miller group account including Miller Light, Miller Fortune and Miller High Life.



The pair also worked as creative directors at Venables Bell and Partners and as associate creative directors at Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B). Scott created the Slim Jim Snapalope campaign and Johnson introduced the Miller High Life Delivery Guy campaign.

Proximity initially brought the duo together. They first became partners when they had offices next to each other at CP+B, then officially partnered up for their time at VB&P and Saatchi, as well as with freelance projects. 

They landed on Havas' radar via mutual friends and the agency was seeking new talent in light of growing business demand. “We’re so excited to build on the momentum across all of the NY accounts. With a great team surrounding us, we’re eager to explore new avenues and bring a fresh perspective to the strong roots already in place,” stated Johnson and Scott.

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