Droga5 New York has promoted Casey Rand and Karen Land Short to the roles of executive creative directors.
The two join the ranks of the creative department leadership, led by chief creative officer, Neil Heymann. Previously, Rand and Short served as group creative directors.
Since joining Droga5 in 2013 and 2012 respectively, Rand and Land Short have helped lead the charge for some of the agency’s most defining work, including Under Armour’s ‘I Will What I Want' and the Clinton Foundation’s ‘Not There’, as well as multiple campaigns for Chase, Dixie, Prudential, Newcastle, YMCA, Covergirl and more.
The two also won the first-ever Glass Lion award from the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the National Women’s Law Center’s ‘The Equal Payback Project.’
Heymann said: “Casey and Karen are among our absolute best and brightest. Their sharp minds and exceptional talents have led to some of this agency’s most powerful work.
"They’re strong leaders with a conscience, compelled to use their considerable powers to help causes they believe in. We’re lucky to continue to have their influence at the highest levels of the Creative Department and the agency.”
Droga5 also recently hired Sean Lackey as chief marketing officer. He rejoined the agency from McCann where he held the position of chief growth officer for North America.