Hill Holliday is appointing veteran creative executive Icaro Doria to the post of Chief Creative Officer. He’ll set the creative vision for the agency and its roster of clients, including BMW Motorrad, Fireball Whisky, Community Coffee, and Santander.
“Icaro is a flat-out superstar,” stated Chris Wallrapp, President, Hill Holliday. “He’s got all the tools a modern CCO needs to succeed, and he brings an infectious energy to absolutely everything he does. As an agency, we’re all about embracing change, and Icaro is a game changer.”
The native Brazilian has wide-ranging experience over his 25-year career working with brands including Coca Cola, Diageo, Nike, Hilton Hotels, Carl’s Jr’s, Hardees, Old Spice, and Heineken.
Last May, he was elevated to serve as Global Chief Creative Officer at Havas Health & You as well as serving as U.S. Chief Creative Officer at Arnold Worldwide. He also was a member of the Havas Global Creative Council, helping to drive creative objectives at the company's most senior level. Now he is bringing his talents to a new organization.
For seven years, he also worked with the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant on several projects, including one celebrating Bryant’s 20th year with the NBA to an initiative aimed at-risk kids in sports.
Separately the agency also announced it is hiring Aisha Losche, formerly of Publicis, as senior vice president of its diversity and inclusion efforts, and Marco Castro as the head of account operations.