MKTG INC, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, hired Jim Garofalo as a vice president of client services based in Chicago. Garofalo joins the agency from PepsiCo's Gatorade unit where he was the director of marketing -- global sports services for more than ten years. While there, he lead the team that focused on implementing a global marketing strategy for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Sports and Sports Science Influencers that connected athletes, teams, leagues and sports performance professionals with Gatorade's science and product portfolio. At MKTG INC, he will be tasked with day-to-day management of several agency clients including DICK'S Sporting Goods and Gatorade. "Jim's track record of building and managing successful partnerships for brands, teams and leagues in the US and abroad, as well as his understanding of sponsorship made him the perfect fit for our agency's continual evolution and growth," said Charlie Horsey, CEO of MKTG. "He brings a tremendous level of strategic thinking and leadership to MKTG and we are thrilled he's joined our team."
Innocean Worldwide Americas (IWA) tapped Steve Jun as CEO, beginning July 29. Jun replaces Tony Kim, who served as CEO for six years in the U.S. and will be returning to the agency's headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Jun was most recently CEO of Innocean's European operations, and is one of the agency's founding members. "IWA is a young, ambitious agency at a crucial point in time," said Jun. "We have a group of very talented individuals along with an unusual amount of experience in highly competitive categories. Going forward, our determination along with hard work and dedication to our clients, favor our growth." Current Innocean clients include Hyundai Motor America, KIA Motors America, NRG Energy and Footjoy.
GSD&M promoted Keith Jose to senior vice president of business development. He will continue to lead the new business team and GSD&M's new business efforts. Jose first joined the agency in 1999 in a project management role. He then worked for six years as GSD&M's business development supervisor, where he helped win the BMW and Norwegian Cruise Line accounts for the agency. In 2007, Jose moved to JWT Atlanta, where he served as director of business development until his return to GSD&M in 2012. "Nobody tackles a challenge better than Keith does," said J.B. Raftus, executive vice president/chief marketing officer of GSD&M. "The GSD&M new business machine runs fast and hard and Keith is a master at leading this 'managed chaos' with a calm hand and a sharp wit. His smarts and enthusiasm are contagious."
IgnitionOne named Barry Schnur as senior vice president of client success.
Steinreich Communications Group promoted Ellyn Small to senior vice president and general manager.
Margaret Magnarelli joined Monster as senior director of content and managing editor.
RealityMine named Jonathan Briggs as managing director of Australia.
Eventive Marketing added Christine Lee as director of strategy and Amy Beth Stern as senior director of client strategy and business development.
Th1ng added Stockholm-based collective Happycamper to its roster of U.S. directors.
Giant Spoon promoted Mikael Greenlief to associate director, strategy from senior strategist.
Tremor Video hired David Arslanian as vice president of strategic partnerships.
Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) tapped Greg Wenstrup as chief operating officer, succeeding SCC Co-founder Mark Schafer, who now becomes chairman emeritus of the agency.
Entercom promoted Jennifer Buck and Bob Woche to general sales managers.
Debra Berman joined Yahoo as senior vice president of consumer marketing.
Rascal Films added Jonathan Pearson to its directorial roster.
Nicholas Blechman was named creative director of The New Yorker.
The NFL named Jordan Levin as senior vice president, chief content officer.
Drumroll hired Jen Smith as associate creative director, and Kristopher Garza and Nathan James as junior designers.
The Weather Company named Rhonda Bitterman as vice president, agency partnerships and development.
Anthony Deen joined brand agency and retail design consultancy CBX as creative director, branded environments.
Mistress tapped Lee Roth to lead the agency's strategy and social media services.
Kre8 Media promoted Stephen Pickens to vice president, partnership development.
LIN Digital hired Jonathan Silverstein as chief operating officer.
Robert St. Jacques joined GMLV as creative director.
IBT Media hired Rich Pasqua as chief experience officer.
FCB hired Susan Credle as global chief creative officer, starting in Jan. 2016. Credle was most recently chief creative officer at Leo Burnett USA, based in Chicago.
Aaron Goldman joined 4C as chief marketing officer. Previously, Goldman was chief marketing officer of Kenshoo.
Innovid hired Beth-Ann Eason as president.
Nicole Emanuel joined Brit + Co as chief financial officer.
Biscuit Filmworks added Ruairi Robinson to its directorial roster.
The Daily Dot hired Derrick Clifton as deputy opinion editor and Mary Emily O'Hara, Marisa Kabas and Gabe Bergado as staff writers.
RadiumOne hired Tina Risker as mobile and social marketing manager.
Univision Communications tapped Sameer Deen as senior vice president of Univision Digital.
mOcean appointed Chuck Carey as the company’s first chief development officer.
Univision Communications promoted Roberto Ruiz to executive vice president, strategy and insights.
Finsbury added Peter Land as partner.
RockYou hired Sean Crawford as chief media officer.
YouEye hired Juliana Smith Holterhaus, Ph.D as head of strategic alliances.
MC2 promoted Russell Reich to chief strategy officer.
Amanda Valle was named U.S. chief strategy officer for Mavens of London.
OneUp Sports hired John McCauley as vice president of content and strategy.
Ted Lim was promoted to chief creative officer of Dentsu Asia Pacific (excluding Japan). Most recently, Lim led Dentsu's creative output for Southeast Asia. Lim will now work with more than 20 offices across 10 countries. Before joining Dentsu in 2013, Lim was executive creative director and deputy chairman at Naga DDB Malaysia and chief creative officer at Leo Burnett Singapore. In his first 18 months at Dentsu, Lim helped win more than 20 pitches across the region including Uniqlo, Dulux, Panasonic, Coca-Cola and Yamaha. "Ted has done a great job in building a culture of creativity and innovation in Southeast Asia and will now will bring those skills to an even bigger job across the region," said Rohit Ohri, CEO of Dentsu Asia Pacific (ex Japan).
Erwin Penland hired Alex Lea as senior vice president/executive creative director. Lea will work out of the agency's New York office, relocating from Boulder, Colo. Lea joins Erwin Penland from CP+B, where most recently served as creative director. Prior to that, he was a creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Droga5. Lea has created work for clients including Microsoft Xbox, MIllerCoors, Kraft, General Mills and Puma. At Erwin Penland, Lea will handle creative for L.L.Bean and Denny's. In addition to creative responsibilities, he will work on new business efforts. Lea will report to Con Williamson, chief creative officer of Erwin Penland. "Alex is one of the good ones... a major creative talent, but more importantly just a majorly awesome person," said Williamson. "As we continue to grow, that combination of smart creative thinkers/folks you just wanna hang out with, is gonna be what helps Erwin Penland stay focused on success."
Droga5 New York promoted Susie Nam from general manager and head of accounts, to chief operating officer. In addition, Dan Gonda was elevated from group account director to head of account management. Nam joined Droga5 in 2009 as group account director, following stints at Fallon and Deutsch. She was promoted to head of account management after six months and general manager three years later in 2013. As COO, a new position at the agency, Nam will be responsible for overseeing all operations at Droga5 New York. Gonda joined the agency in 2013 as group account director after nearly three years as vice president/management director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York. He has worked across several brands including Newcastle Brown Ale, Prudential, Smirnoff, Malibu, Ragu, Trident and Capri Sun, among others. At Droga5, Gonda will oversee a variety of accounts.
WONGDOODY Seattle hired Adam Nowak as creative director for Amazon. Nowak joins the agency from FCB LA, where he served as senior vice president and group creative director. At FCB LA, Nowak helped lead a global brand overhaul for Levi's and helped drive Taco Bell's "Live Mas" rebranding inatiative. Prior to that, Nowak was a senior copywriter at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles where he contributed to Gatorade's "Replay" campaign, among others. He began his career as a copywriter at DDB Chicago, working on global campaigns for McDonald's and Dell. "I've admired Tracy [Wong, Wongdoody's chariman and co-founder] and WONGDOODY for a long time -- they're smart, fast, fun, and it feels like a family," said Nowak. "I can't wait to be part of that family, and to help lead the Amazon account moving forward."
Eric Mower + Associates named Amy Durbin as partner/executive media director. Durbin is charged with leading the entire media department across the agency's offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, New York City, Charlotte, Atlanta and Cincinnati. Her responsibilities include work on digital media strategy, digital consulting and media planning and buying. Durbin joined the agency from Spark, a Chicago-based media agency and division of Starcom Mediavest Group, where she was vice president and media director. While there, she was responsible for the digital media strategy and buying for clients like Kao Brands, REI and Starbucks. "Amy's experience and qualifications are exactly what we were looking for at EMA," said Doug Bean, chief operating officer of Eric Mower + Associates. "We're confident that she will lead the charge and integrate top-notch digital experiences into our clients' plans."