- Monday, Apr. 25, 2016
Advertising agency 22squared has hired Al Patton as SVP, executive creative director. Based out of 22squared’s Atlanta office, Patton will assume his new role on May 23, reporting directly to chief creative officer John Stapleton, and overseeing the Atlanta office and key accounts at the agency.
Patton joins 22squared from R/GA in New York, where he spent nearly a decade leading work for clients like Samsung and Nike, ultimately serving as VP, group executive creative director. For Samsung, Patton oversaw both above- and below-the-line work for multiple product and platform launches, including the multi-award winning Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail app and the recent launch of Samsung Pay. On Nike he led the creation of numerous noteworthy digital initiatives, among them the Nike Football Head2Head utility and the Nike SPARQ Training app.
Patton’s work has been recognized by national and international award shows including Cannes Lions, CLIO, The One Show, D&AD, London International Awards, ADC, Webby Awards and Effies. In addition to R/GA he has worked at Tribal DDB, Digitas, FCBi and Deutsch, on such global brands as American Express, Reebok, Diageo and Kraft.
22squared is an independent, fully-integrated ad shop with teams based in Atlanta and Tampa, Fla. The agency supports such brands as Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts, Mizuno, Publix Super Markets Inc., Shoe Carnival and Southeast Toyota Distributors.