Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • Colin Drummond Ogilvy and Mather New York

    Ogilvy and Mather named Colin Drummond as head of planning in the New York office, charged with overseeing brand strategy. He will report to Colin Mitchell, worldwide head of planning. This is Drummond's second stint at Ogilvy & Mather. Previously, he served as chief strategy officer of Ogilvy & Mather in Los Angeles, leading strategic planning and positioning on American Express, Cisco, Beringer and ARCO. He also held strategy positions at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Mullen and AKQA. Most recently, Drummond was partner and chief strategy officer of Deutsch LA, overseeing the agency's planning and strategy group and working with clients like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Volkswagen, Target and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. "Colin Drummond is one of the most respected names in the Planning world," said Mitchell. "He has led strategy on many definitive brand campaigns over the last decade and has also trained a cadre of planners who now populate some of the best agency departments in the world. We're delighted to have him back where he belongs."

  • Gillian Lynch Winsper

    Winsper named Gillian Lynch as vice president, managing director.

  • Kyle Smith and Kyle Thomas Cambridge Analytica

    Cambridge Analytica named Kyle Smith as ad operations manager and Kyle Thomas as art director.

  • Becky Binns Zizzo Group

    Becky Binns joined Zizzo Group as a digital media planner/buyer.

  • Kristi Bridges The Sawtooth Group

    The Sawtooth Group promoted Kristi Bridges to president.

  • Rich Edmondson Brand Connections

    Brand Connections opened an office in Santa Monica, California, to be led by senior art director, Rich Edmondson.

  • James Whitlam Framestore

    Framestore added James Whitlam as executive producer, film.

  • Edward Romaine Kargo

    Kargo named Edward Romaine as chief marketing officer.

  • Sefton Cohen and Ashley Deibert iQ media

    iQ media hired Sefton Cohen as chief revenue officer and Ashley Deibert as vice president of marketing.

  • Geoff Farris Adgorithms

    Adgorithms named Geoff Farris as chief revenue officer.

  • Taylor Maggard and Ali Corsie Sound Lounge

    Sound Lounge tapped Taylor Maggard as marketing director and Ali Corsie as producer.

  • Yan Huang and Oliver Pires The Harman Group

    The Harman Group hired project manager Yan Huang and design engineer Oliver Pires.

  • George Clopp RMG Networks

    RMG Networks hired George Clopp as senior vice president, chief technology officer.

  • Charlie Wilkie Upworthy

    Charlie Wilkie joined Upworthy as vice president of sales. Wilkie was a senior vice president of Guardian Labs, Guardian News & Media's content marketing studio.

  • Jeff Blackman Syfy and Chiller

    Jeff Blackman has been named senior vice president, creative, Syfy and Chiller.

  • Ben Davies Furlined

    Furlined hired Ben Davies as executive producer and director of development.

  • Karen Preston-Loeb Furia Rubel Communications

    Furia Rubel Communications hired Karen Preston-Loeb as project manager.

  • Chris Karl Branded Entertainment Network

    The Branded Entertainment Network hired Chris Karl as vice president, global client services.

  • John Piester RedPeg Marketing

    RedPeg Marketing added John Piester as president.

  • Diana Miller and Eva Nordstrom CBS This Morning

    Diana Miller was promoted to senior broadcast producer, “CBS This Morning” and Eva Nordstrom to managing editor.

  • Amanda Ram and Carlos Palacio MARU VCR&C

    MARU VCR&C named Amanda Ram as chief financial officer and Carlos Palacio as chief information officer.

  • David Solomon Viamedia

    Viamedia promoted David Solomon to chief revenue officer.

  • Christian Nguyen Glispa Global Group

    Christian Nguyen joins Glispa Global Group as general manager of the newly-established Singapore office.

  • Freise Brothers RSA Films

    RSA Films signed the Freise Brothers for commercial representation.

  • Sally O'Rourke Bluemarlin

    Bluemarlin promoted Sally O'Rourke to chief executive officer.

  • Norman Vanamee, Whitney Robinson, Adam Rathe, Danielle Stein and William Kahn Town & Country

    Town & Country hired Norman Vanamee as articles director, Whitney Robinson as style director, and Adam Rathe as senior editor, arts & culture. The magazine also promoted Danielle Stein to deputy editor and William Kahn to fashion market & accessories director.

  • Loni Knepper Firewood Marketing

    Firewood Marketing hired Loni Knepper as chief financial officer.

  • Chris Macdonald McCann North America

    McCann Worldgroup announced that Chris Macdonald, president of the New York office, has been promoted to president of McCann North America.

  • Gino Padua Mobile Roadie

    Mobile Roadie tapped Gino Padua as chief executive officer.

  • Rachel Trueblood Cayan

    Cayan named Rachel Trueblood as senior vice president of marketing.

  • Various employees Cronin and Company

    Cronin and Company promoted Adrianna Bigard to account executive; Kristen Ganci to interactive art director; Tracy Klimkoski to director, media and analytics; Elise Prairie to account executive and Nicole Stavol to senior interactive project manager. The agency also hired Michael Colianna as a web developer; Melissa Kiamie as an account coordinator; Julia Rosenfield as a management supervisor and Jess Rubin as an assistant account executive.

  • Kate Ryan Diffusion

    Kate Ryan was promoted to managing director of the U.S. at Diffusion.

  • Oliver Fuselier Tool of North America

    Tool of North America promoted Oliver Fuselier to managing partner, live action.

  • Rachel Bogan Work & Co

    Work & Co promoted Rachel Bogan to partner, product management.

  • Ed Ulbrich Deluxe

    Ed Ulbrich joined Deluxe as president and general manager, Deluxe Visual Effects.

  • Julie McNamara CBS All Access

    Julie McNamara, who has led drama development at CBS Television Studios for the past 10 years, has been named to the newly created position of executive vice president, original content, CBS All Access.

  • Angela Carola Webby Media Group

    Webby Media Group (the team behind The Webby Awards) is launching a new research and insights division and tapped Angela Carola to head the group.

  • Jay Stevens and Oliver Whitten Adform

    Adform hired Jay Stevens and Oliver Whitten as chief revenue officer and chief operating officer, respectively.

  • Chris Watling Droga5 London

    Droga5 London hired Chris Watling as the agency's first head of production. He joins the agency, following a 10-year stint at BBH London working on campaigns for Axe, The Guardian, Weetabix, British Airways, Audi and Barnados. In 2015, Watling was named managing director for BBH's in-house studio, Black Sheep Studios. He helped establish the new production unit and broaden the agency's creative output, working on music videos for The Last Shadow Puppets and the short film "Home," starring Jack O'Connell. In his new role, Watling will lead delivery across the agency's client roster, which includes Vita Coco, Hobbs and Unilever.

  • Kyle Jones Barkley

    Barkley hired Kyle Jones as group creative director in charge on the Applebee's account. Jones joins the agency from Venables Bell in San Francisco, where he worked on Audi and Reebok. He's well-known as the group creative director at TraceyLocke who helped create the Simpsons Kwik-e-Marts for 7-Eleven, when 7-Elevens became Kwik-e-Marts to promote The Simpsons Movie. Prior to Venables Bell, Jones worked on the Microsoft, Dominos, and Kraft accounts at CP + B. "Kyle has a lot of experience convincing big, seemingly traditional clients to do innovative, creative work," said Jason Elm, executive creative director at Barkley. "Coming up with a great idea is the easy part these days. The real challenge is selling it in and flawlessly producing it. Kyle has a track record of doing just that."

  • Sean Burns, Erik Peterson, Rob McCutcheon and Hilary Murdock VML

    VML Chicago hired Sean Burns as executive creative director. Burns joins the agency from FCB Chicago, where he worked as a senior vice president, creative director, on brands like Kmart, MillerCoors, Hillshire, Cox Cable and Janssen. Prior to FCB, he was a vice president, creative director at Grey New York. Burns helped memorable work for Kmart, including "Ship Your Pants" and "Jingle Joes." He will serve alongside current managing director and executive creative director, Jeremy Schutte. In addition, Erik Peterson has been hired as North American director, optimization and acquisition. For more than 20 years, Peterson has consulted in the digital marketing industry. Rob McCutcheon was named a strategic technology lead, working across VML's Gatorade account. McCutcheon previously worked as director of customer experience strategy for Team Detroit and as a senior strategy manager for Razorfish in New York. Lastly, Hilary Murdock was promoted to group director and head of strategic planning. She helps drive consumer insights and digital strategy across the Kimberly-Clark and Kellogg work. Murdock has been with VML since 2014 as strategic planning director and prior to that worked on the KFC account at FCB Chicago.

  • Erik Vervroegen TBWA\Worldwide

    Erik Vervroegen joins TBWA\Chiat\Day New York as executive creative director, and will serve as global head of art for TBWA\Worldwide. This marks a return to TBWA for Vervroegen, who launched his career at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and later led the agency's Paris office as president and executive creative director. Most recently, he was worldwide chief creative officer for Publicis Worldwide. While there, Vervroegen oversaw the creative within the holding company's network of agencies throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America, including the global creative work for Ray-Ban. Prior to Publicis, he was executive creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, where he created work for Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dikies and the AIDES "Protect Yourself" campaign. Vervroegen also worked on brands like PlayStation, McDonald's, Nissan, The New York Times, BMW, Excedrin and Land Rover. "He is an incredibly talented, creative icon in our industry, and he has an unmatched passion for everything he sets his sights on," said Chris Garbutt, TBWA\Worldwide's global creative president and TBWA\Chiat\Day New York's chief creative officer. "He'll help make New York a creative force to be reckoned with. We're thrilled he's decided to return to TBWA."

  • Elisa Silva and Kate Rothen SS+K

    Elisa Silva joined SS+K as director of client services to oversee the agency's brand roster and account management team. She will partner with chief creative officer Bobby Hirschfeld and focus on talent management and department collaboration. After several years in production, Silva moved to the agency side at Wieden+Kennedy's WK12. She also spent time at 72andSunny LA, JWT, Translation and most recently Barton F. Graf. Silva will report to Kate Rothen, who was recently promoted to chief operating officer. Rothen has been a partner with the agency for several years and previously served as head of account services and director of social media.