Ammirati Puris Lintas has hired Leagas Shafron Davis’s planning
director, Alison Hardy, as its senior planning director.
Hardy, who will report to the head of planning, Nicky Buss, fills the
gap left by Malcolm White, who has joined Partners BDDH as its planning
Before her stint at Leagas Shafron, Hardy spent time at Abbott Mead
Vickers BBDO and Partners BDDH, before joining Kirshenbaum Bond &
Partners in New York in 1993.
Hardy met Buss at Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners and knows Chris Thomas,
the managing director at APL, from her time at AMV where Thomas ran the
high-profile Volvo account.
Hardy commented: ’My leaving Leagas Shafron was not unconnected to the
problems it is having, but that is not the only reason for my going to
Lintas. I’ve known Nicky a long time and have always wanted to work with
her. Lintas is a fab agency which is about to take off.’
Meanwhile, White will oversee strategic planning for Partners BDDH and
its sister outfits, the design company, Columns, and the media planning
company, Media Science.