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EHY names new creative chief

EvansHardy+Young, a Santa Barbara, CA-based marketing communications agency rooted in the food, restaurant, wine and spirit, and casino categories, has announced KT Thayer as its new chief creative officer. Thayer is joining the agency following the retirement of longtime agency partner and Executive Creative Director Scott Young.KT-Thayer

“KT has an outstanding track record of success in creating breakthrough solutions that build brands and achieve client KPI’s,” said Dennis Hardy, president and chief executive officer of EvansHardy+Young. “He is uniquely qualified to inspire our team and lead the evolution of our creative offerings into the future.”

Recently recognized as one of Adweek’s most fascinating people in marketing, Thayer joins EHY following his most recent role as creative director at Crispin Porter Bogusky’s Boulder, CO, office. During his tenure there, Thayer led creative for Fruit of the Loom and Jose Cuervo. Prior to CP+B, Thayer spent 14 years at San Diego-based ViTRO where he was the ECD working on ASICS athletics, Taylor Guitars and Newcastle Brown Ale.

“EHY is genuinely an extraordinary place with an expanse of potential,” said Thayer. “The opportunity to work with an amazing leadership team with an incredible vision, in Santa Barbara, California, is the kind that only comes around once in a lifetime — if you're really lucky.”