Tom Vick is joining JWT London as a group business director, responsible for clients including NestlÈ, Vodafone and De Beers, two months after he quit Freud Communications without a job to go to.
Vick left Freud, where he was a director, a year after it acquired DFGW, where he was joint managing director.
His counterpart Hugh Cameron, who also joined Freud Communications as a director following the acquisition, also left the agency in May, joining Phd as chief strategy officer.
Dave Waters, the final founding partner of DFGW, quit as executive creative director in November to launch a creative content consultancy.
Vick joined DFGW, when it was Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters, in 1999, having previously worked at Ogilvy & Mather.
Public relations company Freud Communications confirmed it was in talks to buy the independent advertising agency in April last year (MW April 4). The deal followed failed merger talks with Lowe London (MW December 8, 2006). The agency put itself up for sale following a string of account losses, including the BBC, which dropped it from the roster in September 2006.