Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Kris Shaffer and Veda PartaloMcCann

    McCann named Kris Shaffer executive vice president, chief strategy officer of McCann Detroit and Veda Partalo as executive vice president, head of brand strategy for McCann New York. Shaffer most recently served as executive vice president, global chief strategy officer of Hudson Rouge in Detroit and New York, where she led the business and communication strategy across markets in the U.S., Canada, China and the Middle East. Prior to that, she was executive vice president, chief strategy officer, at Blue Hive Shanghai. She also held senior strategy roles at Team Detroit and Young & Rubicam. Partalo most recently ran advertising strategy at United, a branding startup with a focus on tech brands. Before that, she led strategy on multiple brands at Droga5 and also held senior positions at Fallon and 72andSunny. Partalo worked on brands including American Express, Adidas, Porsche and Cadillac. "One of the biggest compliments you get in this business is when amazingly talented people want to come work with you," said Steve Zaroff, chief strategy officer, McCann North America. "We're delighted that Kris and Veda have joined McCann, bringing fresh perspective and energy to our strategic leadership teams in Detroit and New York."

  • Dan Treichel and Dave CanningJoan Creative

    Joan Creative hired Dan Treichel and Dave Canning as co-executive creative directors, reporting to co-founder/chief creative officer, Jaime Robinson. The duo join Joan from 180 Amsterdam where they worked with clients such as Asics, DHL, PlayStation, Replay Jeans and United Colors of Benetton. Prior to that, they worked together at Barton F. Graf 9000 where they created the award winning "Climate Name Change" campaign for 350 Action. Before that, Canning worked at Wieden + Kennedy and Young & Rubicam, and Treichel at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Droga5. "We're over the moon that Dave and Dan have joined us," said Robinson. "Their ability to push boundaries combined with a true sense of empathy is the exact brand of creativity we need as our creative department and agency continues to grow and flourish. Playful, inventive and displaying an enormous amount of heart, Dave and Dan have been behind some of our favorite campaigns both in the US and Europe."

  • Adam Levite and Frank Zoller Madwell

    Industry veteran Adam Levite is joining Madwell as its new creative director and Frank Zoller as media director. In these newly created roles, Levite will work closely with chief creative officer, Chris Sojka to evolve the company's creative strategy and production. Zoller will work closely with CEO David Eisenman and is charged with putting together recommendations that maximize the effectiveness of the agency's clients investments and ensuring that media is fully integrated into the agency offering. Both will also play key roles in driving the company's national expansion with a new office in Colorado and west coast clientele, as well as the current roster. Levite and Zoller will both be based in Madwell's Brooklyn headquarters. Levite brings 20 years of diverse experience in the creative field as a designer, director and creative director. Prior to Madwell, he was at Ghost Robot and Interstate. Early in his career, Levite worked as a music video director, working with The National, Interpol, Regina Spektor and Beck. Zoller has been working in the media field for more than 20 years with the diverse background having worked at both media and full service agencies. Previously, he served as media director at Horizon Media, PHD and Wieden + Kennedy.

  • Catherine LockerDDB North America

    DDB North America named Catherine Locker, former group director, strategic marketing for Coca-Cola North America, as chief of staff, a new position. She will report to Wendy Clark, chief executive officer of DDB North America. Locker joins the agency after 10 years with Coca-Cola. While there, she led the development, expansion and implementation of key marketing capabilities. Prior to that, she was the global brand director for Glaceau International. "Catherine is a classically trained brand leader who has deep experience in leading and operationalizing brand initiatives across a complex multi-tiered organization on a global scale," said Clark. "Her experience and know-how make her the perfect fit to build the connective tissue between our agencies, our work and our clients. Growth within our existing clients and new business wins mean we need her leadership and experience now more than ever to align and integrate our total network resources." "No marketer leaves Coca-Cola easily, but the momentum at DDB and the opportunity to contribute to their further success is something I'm genuinely excited to do," said Locker.

  • Marcus KuhneBig Block

    Big Block added director Marcus Kuhne to its roster.

  • Don ScalesInvestis

    Don Scales was promoted to global CEO of Investis. He was appointed CEO of North American last March.

  • John HaakeNativo

    Nativo named John Haake as senior vice president of marketing.

  • Jason ZadaLos York

    Los York added director Jason Zada to its roster of talent.

  • Paul KontonisWhoSay

    WhoSay hired Paul Kontonis as chief marketing officer.

  • Deanne Mehling and Pete KoobCut + Run

    Cut + Run opened an office in San Francisco to be helmed by executive producer Deanne Mehling and senior editor Pete Koob.

  • Albert LingKingston Technology Company

    Kingston Technology Company named Albert Ling as vice president of the Consumer Markets Group for Kingston and HyperX.

  • Natalie Roe, Alexander Hotz and Kevin O’DowdOZY Media

    OZY Media New York added video producers, Alexander Hotz and Kevin O’Dowd, and video production assistant, Natalie Roe.

  • Rosemary MercedesUnivision Communications

    Univision Communications promoted Rosemary Mercedes to executive vice president and chief communications officer.

  • Eric CowlesWomen's Marketing

    Eric Cowles has joined Women's Marketing as general manager, beauty.

  • Iveliesse Malave and Favila BudyszewickThe CC Shop

    Iveliesse Malave, former vice president of consumer and entertainment public relations at Univision Communications, launched The CC Shop, a communications collaborative co-founded with Favila Budyszewick, previously a managing director at Policy Wisdom.

  • Saul GoldbergGRB Entertainment

    GRB Entertainment named Saul Goldberg as senior vice president of development.

  • Karina KoganTBS & TNT

    Karina Kogan joined Turner's TBS & TNT to serve as senior vice president of digital media and products.

  • Monica GilNBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

    NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises named Monica Gil to the newly created position of executive vice president of corporate affairs.

  • Zoe SchlangerQuartz

    Zoe Schlanger joined Quartz as an environmental reporter, based in New York.

  • Julie JackAPCO Worldwide

    Julie Jack, former senior vice president of MSLGroup’s Corporate Practice, has rejoined APCO Worldwide as a senior vice president.

  • David KarlakRSA Films

    RSA Films added filmmaker David Karlak for commercial representation.

  • Joshua GiardinoMason, Inc.

    Mason, Inc. added Joshua Giardino as director of digital strategies & analytics.

  • Michel Marques Publicis Groupe

    Publicis Groupe named Michel Marques as vice president of compensation & benefits.

  • Kelly Marrs and John-David WithrowThe Brandon Agency

    The Brandon Agency hired Kelly Marrs as project manager and John-David Withrow as associate SEM media director.

  • Geoff McGann AMF Media Group

    AMF Media Group named Geoff McGann as executive creative director.

  • Shari PostUnivision Communications

    Univision Communications named Shari Post as vice president of sales.

  • Marty BrodbeckShutterstock

    Shutterstock hired Marty Brodbeck as chief technology officer.

  • Emily Thomson Demonstrate PR

    Demonstrate PR named Emily Thomson as vice president.

  • Scott CarlsonZizzo Group

    Zizzo Group tapped Scott Carlson as art director.

  • Joe GaetaGrand Hyatt New York

    Grand Hyatt New York added Joe Gaeta as director of sales & marketing.

  • Ben DutterMeringCarson

    MeringCarson named Ben Dutter as a SEM / analytics supervisor.

  • Michael HenryActive Interest Media

    Active Interest Media named Michael Henry as chief financial officer.

  • Justin Rands, Gabrielle Matte and Caroline TomlinsonDesignStudio

    DesignStudio hired Justin Rands as design technologist, Gabrielle Matte as a designer, and Caroline Tomlinson as project manager.

  • Monica Gil NBCUniversal Telemundo

    NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises named Monica Gil to the newly created position of executive vice president of corporate affairs.

  • Gabriel SauerhoffDiscovery Communications

    Discovery Communications promoted Gabriel Sauerhoff to senior vice president, digital distribution.

  • Russ MannOnvia

    Onvia named Russ Mann as president and CEO.

  • Andy HawkActive Interest Media

    Active Interest Media promoted Andy Hawk to managing director of AIM's Mountain Group.

  • Reza Ghaem-Maghami Proximity Worldwide

    Proximity Worldwide named Reza Ghaem-Maghami as global chief strategy officer, based in Paris. In this position, Ghaem-Maghami will work with global clients to develop their data-driven strategies, as well as with local Proximity offices to help shape the network's strategic positioning. Most recently, he was president of OgilvyOne and Geometry Global France. Prior to that, he was chief data officer of Proximity Worldwide. "Proximity's heritage is in direct, data and digital. Reza's expertise in these areas, together with his global experience and deep knowledge of the adtech and performance media landscape make him the perfect candidate for the role," said Chris Thomas, chairman of Proximity Worldwide. "The fact that Reza knows the Proximity network is a bonus and I am delighted he has returned."

  • Rachel DonovanJack Morton Worldwide

    Jack Morton Worldwide hired Rachel Donovan as senior vice president, executive creative director, based in New York. She previously served as global creative director at McCann Health. Prior to that, she worked at Spike DDB, Sapient Nitro, UniWorld, Publicis and Havas Worldwide. Donovan began her career as an art director at BBDO. Her former clients include Pepsi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Reckitt Benckiser, Novartis, HBO, GE, AT&T, Target, Time Warner Cable, Colgate, Dove, Match.com and Airbnb. "As executive creative director in New York and a member of our global creative council, Rachel will have an instrumental role in the creative direction of our agency," said Bruce Henderson, chief creative officer of Jack Morton Worldwide. "Rachel's creative vision, her breadth of experience, and her proven leadership skills will be invaluable as we continue to create extraordinary brand experiences for our clients."

  • Abbie BaehrMomentum Worldwide

    Momentum Worldwide named Abbie Baehr as senior vice president, director of strategy, North America. She will be based in New York, reporting to Elena Klau, senior vice president, global director of strategy, insights and performance at Momentum. Baehr rejoins Momentum following her role as senior vice president, head of strategy for Jack Morton NYC. While there, she was charged with re-invigorating the agency's positioning, philosophy and overall creative strategy offerings. Prior to that, Baehr was Momentum's North American strategic lead on Coca-Cola, working with McCann Worldgroup partners to help redefine the brand's global strategy. "Abbie is a rare, bold talent in an industry that requires ever bolder ideas. Our industry is rapidly shifting its focus toward creating intimacy at scale for brands, and working to understand the behavioral, technological and societal shifts that are making such focus essential," said Klau. "Her proven capabilities in creating powerful human truths for both B2B and B2C brands will be a huge competitive advantage for Momentum clients."

  • Cristina "Tin" SanchezDigitasLBi

    Cristina "Tin" Sanchez joined DigitasLBi as senior vice president, group creative director for the New York region. Sanchez will serve as creative lead for AstraZeneca and report to Atit Shah, executive vice president, executive creative director, New York and Atlanta. She joins the agency from Ogilvy London. Prior to that, she was executive creative director at BBDO Guerrero, where she created Pantene's "Labels for women," which earned multiple awards. Sanchez also co-created #Unselfie, which was created to raise awareness of the devastation in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. The campaign garnered numerous awards, including two Cannes Lions. "Tin is a true creative force, having led highly recognized, awarded, and effective work across a diverse range of accounts," said Shah. "As we look to deepen our storytelling abilities and invent new brand experiences for our clients, Tin is a thrilling addition to the New York leadership team."

  • Sherri Chambers J. Walter Thompson New York

    J. Walter Thompson New York named Sherri Chambers as chief marketing officer, reporting to Lynn Power, CEO, of J. Walter Thompson New York. Chambers joins the agency from The Barbarian Group, where she served as head of account management, working with clients such as GE, Google, IBM, KIND and PepsiCo. Prior to The Barbarian Group, Chambers worked at J. Walter Thompson New York as global business director on the Google account. Before that, she also worked at 72andSunny, StrawberryFrog, Kirshenbaum, Bond & Partners and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. "Sherri has an incredible drive, a strategic mind and an understanding of the J. Walter Thompson New York culture," said Power. "Her knowledge of the agency combined with her breadth and expertise within the industry, makes her an invaluable asset."