Arnold Worldwide named Nisha Dass, as executive vice president, global director, business strategy & analytics, corporate strategy. Dass will be based in Arnold's Boston headquarters and report to Pam Hamlin, global president of Arnold Worldwide. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, group chief strategy and business development officer at the Massy Group. Prior to that, Dass was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company, including positions in the Boston, Brussels and Bogota offices. While at McKinsey, her focus was mainly in strategy, organization and transformational change, working with clients in countries including the US, UK, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, India, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Colombia, Jamaica and T&T. "We are on a mission to elevate the importance of creativity in business," said Hamlin. "Nisha will help us do that by expanding our use of data, business strategy and analytics to inspire and power the impact of our ideas. We’re thrilled to have her join the agency and lead what is already a very strong team in this area."
R/GA hired Alex Schneider as vice president, managing director of the Portland office. He reports to Sean Lyons, president, U.S. Most recently, he served as chief marketing officer of Windy Hill Spirits in Nashville. Schneider began his career in client services at Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners. He also held roles at Ogilvy & Mather, Deutsch LA and 72andSunny, where he was director of brand management. "Alex is joining us at an exciting time as we are seeing phenomenal growth in our Portland office, which supports our award-winning work for Nike," said Lyons. "As part of this, we have moved some of our best and brightest out there, where they will also work with our offices in our west coast region, including Los Angeles and San Francisco."
GSD&M promoted five in its media department. Erin Bernethy was elevated to associate media director and will continue to lead the Storck and LeapFrog accounts. Amanda Parker was upped to media supervisor and will continue to lead the United States Air Force account. Pooja Iyer was promoted to media supervisor. She started at the agency working on the RadioShack business, but become a integral member of the Whole Foods Market team. In her new position, Iyer will continue working on Whole Foods. Dorothy Patterson was elevated to media planner. She joined the GSD&M media team as an intern during the summer of 2014 and in her new position will work on the United States Air Force account. Lastly, Sarah Denney was promoted to senior media planner. She began her career at the agency working on the Zales media team, and is now working on the LeapFrog account.
Brooke Jones, former CEO of Spry, was named president, of WebbMason's new Analytics Group.
Pat Stern and Ken Hamm left iCrossing to launch PRoPS, an online marketplace that connects creators with brands and consumers by combining publishing, portfolio ecommerce and social functionality in one platform.
Zumobi hired Chris Maly as vice president of product management.
TBS and TNT marketing promoted Jeff Gregor to chief catalyst officer and hired Michael Engleman as executive vice president of entertainment marketing and brand innovation.
Trueffect named Eric Rosenfeld as chief technology officer.
TriPlay named Matt Downing as chief marketing officer.
Quixey tapped Tamar Elkeles as chief people officer.
GA Communication Group hired Chris Weber as senior vice president, group account director.
The Africa Channel hired Suzan Jorgensen as director, promotions & scheduling.
The Community, part of SapientNitro, named Tyler Witkin as a senior strategic planner.
POSSIBLE hired Martha Hiefield as global chief talent officer; John Simpson as global chief marketing officer; Rebecca Bedrossian as global content director; and Gareth Jones as managing director.
Verndale named Deb Grant as vice president, creative director.
Pixability named Norman Rohr as vice president, global operations and strategy.
We Are Social hired Lori Dolinger as director, based in New York.
Ovation hired John Malkin as executive vice president of content distribution.
Smarty Pants hired Julie Katz as insights Jedi.
Generator Media + Analytics hired Megan Gilmartin as communications strategy assistant and Vince Itz as marketing data analyst.
Capstrat announced that Karen Albritton, currently president, will assume the role of CEO/president, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Ken Eudy, founder and current CEO, will become chairman.
Kinetic UK promoted John Davidson to chief operating officer, up from chief commercial officer.
Blue Fountain Media named Yoni Ben-Yehuda as chief marketing officer.
Giant Spoon promoted Caleb Smith and Adam Wiese to associate directors of strategy, and Corbin Brown and Albert Kugel to senior strategists.
Centro promoted Grace Briscoe to vice president to lead the company's new Candidates and Causes business unit.
Click 3X launched a live action division, X3 Films, to be led by Michael Flexner as executive producer.
Milner Butcher Media Group hired Zachary Rosenberg as president. Most recently, Rosenberg was executive vice president, chief growth officer at Horizon Media in Los Angeles.
Linda Miranda joined Delta Media’s Miami Office as senior account executive.
Kepler Group hired Morgan Petti as director of client solutions and mobile strategy.
Commerce Signals hired Adam Paulisick as chief product officer.
J. Walcher Communications promoted Jenna Brossman to senior account executive and Ashley Weaver to assistant account executive.
IBT Media hired Marc Perton as editorial director, tech.
Univision Communications named Isaac Lee as chief news and digital officer.
ScoreBig hired Scott MacDonell as senior vice president of marketing.
Luma hired Ella Keeven as head of marketing.
Campbell Ewald named Wojtek Szumowski as director of invention strategy, a new position.
Sung Chang was named chief creative officer, MRM//McCann East. He was previously executive creative director at AKQA.
Goodby Silverstein & Partners promoted Patrick Knowlton and Jon Wolanske to creative directors.
BBDO New York hired Tina Allan as executive vice president, director, data solutions.
Steffany Carey rejoined Tribal Worldwide New York as group creative director. Carey will report to Kinney Edwards, executive creative director of Tribal New York, where she will be responsible for leading the agency's specified content network as well as its digital business. Most recently, Carey was creative director at Threshold Interactive in Los Angeles, where she led the creative group on Nestle brands in confection and bottled waters. In her first stint with Tribal Worldwide, Carey was as an associate creative director in New York, working on J&J Beauty, NBC Universal, Diageo, Phillips, Unilever and Pfizer consumer. "Steff is contagious," said Edwards. "You can't help but feel inspired around her. Having her here strengthens our commitment to challenging convention to push creativity forward."
Fabio Seidl and John Heath joined 360i as group creative directors, based in New York. The pair reports to Pierre Lipton, chief creative officer of 360i. Seidl most recently served as executive creative director at Leo Burnett in Chicago, working on global, national and multicultural marketing for brands with the Lapiz team, including P&G, Kellogg's, Purina, Allstate Insurance and Mexico Tourism Board. Prior to that, he was creative director at Ogilvy Brazil in Sao Paulo, and has also held positions at AFRICA Sao Paulo and McCann throughout South America and Europe. Heath most recently worked at BBDO New York as creative director, where he helped build an in-house social media center and led digital and social media work for AT&T, FedEx, Splenda and Snickers. Heath also worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners on Sprint's award-winning "Now Network" campaign, Deutsch, Euro RSCG, Publicis and Kenneth Cole Productions.
Dan Kroeger and Wilson Mateos joined 180LA as creative directors. Kroeger was most recently was a creative director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland where he launched Powerade's largest advertising campaign, "Just A Kid" and TurboTax's, "The Year of the You." While at W+K he also worked on Target, Chrysler, Nike, Facebook, Sony and EA. Mateos joins the agency from Brazil where he has been working for more than 20 years. Most recently, he was a vice president, executive creative director at Fischer America in Sao Paulo where he also served as a juror at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Before that, Mateos was chief creative officer at CuboCC, a digital IPG Group agency.
Havas Worldwide New York tapped Jonas Wittenmark and Tobias Carlson as creative directors working across the agency roster. The pair will report to Jason Musante, group executive creative director and managing director of Havas Worldwide New York. Previously, Wittenmark and Carlson were creative directors at Mother NY, where they produced work for Stella Artois and Stella Artois Cidre. The pair first teamed up at Mother London in 2003 and went on to StrawberryFrog Amsterdam. They also worked together at CP+B Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden, where they led the Scandinavian Airlines and Sony Mobile accounts. "Very few people in this business think like Jonas and Tobias," said Musante. "As partners, I'm excited to see them bring creative ideas to life for our clients. We can't wait to apply that best-in-class thinking to our biggest challenges and opportunities."
DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam tapped Stephen Joss as creative director, joining fellow creative director Bram Holzapfel in forming the agency's newest creative duo. Joss has worked for the agency since 2013 as a senior art director, partnering with Holzapfel on award-winning global campaigns, including #ChampionTheMatch for Heineken International. He also worked on clients like McDonald's, adidas, KLM and TomTom. Before joining DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Joss worked in Australia at DDB Sydney and GPY&R Melbourne. "In his years of working at our agency Stephen has shown that he has an exceptional mind and skill," said Joris Kuijpers, Executive Creative Director at DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam. "We're confident that working together with Bram as a creative duo he will solidify the agency's position in creating great work."