The World: New York - Saatchis New York promotes creative directors

Saatchi & Saatchi New York has promoted Jan Jacobs (pictured, top) and Leo Premutico (bottom) to become executive creative directors.

The pair joined the agency in May 2005 from Saatchi & Saatchi London, where they were both creative directors. Before joining Saatchis, Premutico worked at Colenso BBDO in Australia while Jacobs worked at Ogilvy Johannesburg and TBWA\Hunt Lascaris.

Tony Granger, the chief creative officer at Saatchis New York, said: "Jan and Leo are incredibly talented and they've been a hit from day one."