The World: Amsterdam - Akkerman and Kooij defect to PPGH/JWT

PPGH/JWT has hired DDB Amsterdam's creative team of Nico Akkerman (right) and Bart Kooij (left). Both will join Peter Clercx, Stephan Propper and Lion Versloot as the creative directors at the JWT shop in Amsterdam.

Akkerman and Kooij have worked as a senior creative team at DDB for the past five years, on clients including McDonald's, Audi and Centraal Beheer.

At PPGH/JWT, the pair will take responsibility for Vodafone, Essent, BMW, Knorr, Kit Kat and Chocomel.