REVOLVING DOOR: Droga5 New York Hires Seven

Droga5 New York hired seven new in the creative department. Jillian Goger, Matt Swinburne, Jake Shaw, Ash Tavassoli, Ray Smiling and Ryan Raab joined the agency as creative directors, and Michael Kleinman joined as design director. The hires follow several new business wins, including Chase Sapphire and Freedom credit cards, Pizza Hut, Trident, Best Damn and Google's Pixel phone.

Goger joins Droga5 from McCann Erickson, where she spent nine years working on brands such as Dentyne Gum, MasterCard, Verizon and the New York Lottery. At Droga5, she is currently working on the Pizza Hut business.

Swinburne also joins Droga5 from McCann Erickson, following 18 months working on Verizon, USPS and the New York Lottery. Before McCann Erickson, Swinburne had stints in London, at Mother and Saatchi & Saatchi, and in New York, at Silver & Partners. At Droga5, he work with Goger on the Pizza Hut account.

Shaw joins the agency from BBDO Germany and New York, creating campaigns for Mercedes, Braun, Mars Group, PepsiCo, Gillette, Visa and GE. At Droga5, he is currently working on Chase.



At Droga5, Tavassoli works on Chase alongside Shaw. Tavassoli previously worked at BBDO New York for four years on Visa, GE, Campbell's and M&M's Chocolates.

Smiling is presently working on Under Armour after spending a year at 72andSunny working on Adidas' global campaigns across football, American football and basketball.

Raab rejoined Droga5 after spending a year at BBDO New York, where he served as creative director on Foot Locker and Priceline. During his first stint at Droga5, Raab created award-winning work for Johnsonville, Jockey, Clearasil and Newcastle Brown Ale. Raab is currently working on the NBTY business.

Most recently, Kleinman was a design director at AnalogFolk. He previously worked at Droga5 Sydney as a design director and M&C Saatchi as a digital design director. Kleinman is currently working on the Google business.

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