Colle+McVoy hired Maria Pazos as a senior strategist on the agency's insight team. Pazos comes to Minneapolis agency from Colombia with nearly a decade of experience in developing brand strategy for global brands. She will report to Katie Anderson, C+M's director of insight. Pazos was most recently at GLUE, an independent agency in Colombia that was acquired by JWT Worldwide. While there, Pazos oversaw brand activation and digital strategies for Nike Futbol in Colombia, helping the brand connect with soccer-loving teenagers. She also designed the re-launch strategy of Mazda in Colombia and co-developed the strategy for Coca-Cola's EFFIE Award-winning "Baila Fanta" campaign. "Maria brings an international mindset to key global accounts, which is crucial as we expand our work internationally," said Anderson. "She has already proven herself to be a valuable addition to our team and the agency's strategic capabilities."
Beginning Sept. 6, Eric Weisberg joins Doner as global chief creative officer. Weisberg will relocate to Doner's Detroit headquarters after 15 years at JWT in New York. He will oversee creative across all Doner offices and clients, reporting to David DeMuth, global CEO and president. Rob Strasberg will step into the role of global creative chairman and continue to recruit creative talent and lead the agency's philanthropic efforts. At JWT, Weisberg most recently served as global executive creative director, leading creative for global and national clients including Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Nestle, Northwell Health and Wild Turkey. Prior to JWT, he held positions at Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and K2 Digital, where he worked on brands like Allstate, Delta Airlines, General Mills and Pfizer. "We couldn't be more excited to have Eric join Doner," said Strasberg. "Eric is an experienced, multi-faceted creative leader, who will elevate Doner's legacy for great work by taking advantage of the modern creative toolbox to power ideas that move people."
M&C Saatchi Mobile, hired Sarah Casebolt as business development director, U.S. Casebolt joins the agency from Starcom Mediavest in London where she served as the new business director for EMEA. While there, she helped grow the agency's business through brand pitches like BMW, General Mills, Mondelez and Lidl. Prior to that, she ran domestic and international business development for Carat in New York City. "Sarah brings an impressive background in new business development and project management, and a wealth of experience to M&C Saatchi Mobile," said Eric Mugnier, senior vice president and head of M&C Saatchi Mobile U.S. In addition to Casebolt, Kim Howard joined the agency as business development manager and Jason Sifre as art director. Howard joined the agency following a 10-year stint at Apple and Sifre joined from Undertone, where he served as senior designer creating work for Ford, CBS, Jack Daniels, Dish, Ritz and L'Oreal.
Wunderman tapped Caspar Schlickum as chief executive officer for the Asia-Pacific region. He starts his new role in September. Schlickum joins Wunderman from WPP-owned Xaxis, where he served as CEO for the EMEA region. Schlickum will oversee Wunderman's Asia-Pacific operations, which employs 1,000 people across 28 offices in 14 countries. He will be responsible for developing and expanding the agency's offerings, with an emphasis on digital and data-driven marketing. Schlickum succeeds Martin Conneen, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Conneen worked with Wunderman for a decade and served as president of Asia-Pacific for two years. Prior to Xaxis, Schlickum spent four years at Mindshare as a global client lead, and one year at Kantar, WPP's data investment management group. "I am delighted to welcome Caspar on board as our APAC CEO," said Mark Read, Global CEO of Wunderman. "Asia is a high priority market for us and Caspar's unique experience in digital marketing, data and analytics, as well as his understanding of technology-driven business, will be hugely beneficial as we continue to grow our business throughout the region."
22squared hired Bryan Lee as creative director. Lee will work on numerous agency accounts, including Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin' Donuts, Costa Rica and Interface. He will work alongside creative director Roy Torres and will report to Al Patton, Atlanta executive creative director. Lee joins 22squared from BBDO Atlanta, where he spent the past two years creating work for AT&T and Toys R Us, among other clients. Prior to that, he was at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, where he was part of the creative team that crafted the "Captain Obvious" campaign for Hotels.com. "Bryan is exactly the kind of multi-talented, multi-platform thinker we want solving problems for our clients. He has that rare ability to blend concept, artistry and innovation into any given brief, and that allows him to attack work from several different angles," said Patton.
Lobo opened its first US office in New York, to be led by Luis Ribeiro as partner and executive producer.
Forbes Media promoted Mike Federle to president and chief operating officer.
MeringCarson added Cristie Anderson as a brand manager in its San Diego office.
BBDO Atlanta named Robin Fitzgerald as executive vice president, chief creative officer. She was most recently vice president, executive creative director at CP+B in Los Angeles.
The Intercept added Mattathias Schwartz as a national security reporter based in Washington, D.C.
Patrick Brice joined GenPop's directorial roster.
Alex Flores joined Ignition by Razorfish as GVP of client engagement in its Los Angeles office.
Bob's Discount Furniture added Steve Nesle as chief marketing officer, Adam Kasper as vice president of marketing and Stacey Karagiannis as vice president of eCommerce.
Bullitt added Matt Ogens to its directorial roster.
AppLift opened a New York City office, to be led by former CEO and co-founder of Growmobile, Brendan Lyall.
Marc Stone has joined Lucky Post as editor.
John Paulson has joined Deluxe as president and general manager, features and advertising post services.
Josh Rubin joined the production team at BitTorrent News.
Handshake hired Kiva Kolstein as chief revenue officer.
Movable Ink tapped John Herman as chief financial officer.
IRIS.TV hired Ming Fang and Tony Chia as DevOps engineers.
Mari Uyehara is joining Thrillist as its first executive food & drink editor.
Berlin-based Edenspiekermann has opened its first U.S. headquarters, based in Santa Monica, CA. The new office will be led by creative director Paul Woods and business director Christian Titze.
Penske Media Corporation's Deadline.com will be hiring Michael Cieply, the journalist who has covered Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and most recently the New York Times.
Metamarkets added Casey Steele as vice president of sales.
IgnitionOne added Dr. Ken Rona as chief data scientist.
Viamedia promoted Rick Tarvin to executive vice president of sales.
Thinkingbox promoted Troy Graham to executive creative director, Justin Desjardins to associate director and Christine Clark to senior producer.
Digital marketing agency Wire Stone named Mette Stannow as executive director of Europe.
The Hedge Fund Law Report hired two attorneys, Kara Bingham Regan and Rorie Norton.
Burkhead Brand Group hired Lauren O'Shea as account director.
Stacey Sedbrook was named vice president of strategy & business development for SalesFuel and Kelly Benish was named director of business development.
Karen Raidel joined MARC USA as vice president/director of account planning.
GMR Marketing opened a new office in Seoul, South Korea, to be led by Joon Ra.
EPIX named Jonathan Dakss as chief digital officer.
Nate Elliott joined Simply Measured as a product advisor.
Tribune Broadcasting named Kerry Oslund as vice president, strategy and business development.
Sandbox hired Megan Kelly as account director and promoted Becky Tucci to account supervisor.
Collins hired Steve Reinmuth as creative director.
Gyro named Kimberly Bates as chief strategy and innovation officer of its New York office.
Gyro is naming MC Martin as its first global chief talent officer to ensure the agency's culture continues to be strong and unique, or what it calls 'Uno.' Her responsibilities include attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry, amplifying gyro’s global culture and enhancing the agency’s benefits and other employee offerings. Although she will be based in New York City, she will manage more than 600 workers across 14 offices. Martin has more than 20 years experience working in human resources. Most recently, Martin served as senior vice president, people and talent at the 4As and has spent time at BBH, Interbrand, Ogilvy and TBWA. She will report to gyro's CEO/CCO Christoph Becker.
Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide promoted Jim Cunningham to general counsel. In his new role, Cunningham will oversee the agency's global legal department, and advise DDB's senior leadership in all aspects of its business, including commercial, employment, litigation and intellectual property matters. Cunningham will report to Keith Bremer, worldwide chief financial officer of DDB. He has served as assistant general counsel at DDB since 2005. Prior to that, he was a senior associate in the corporate department of Ropes & Gray LLP, where he advised private equity clients in the areas of leveraged buyouts, venture capital investing and fund formation.
Jellyfish is promoting John Mohr to serve as the newly created senior director, web content strategy. He will direct the digital marketing agency's overall digital content strategy and user experiences for the shop's U.S. clients. He will be based in Baltimore and report to Kevin Buerger, executive vice president, managing director, Jellyfish's U.S. Agency. Since joining Jellyfish in June 2014, Mohr has helped to build Jellyfish’s U.S. content strategy team, leading a team of web content strategists, digital content editors and a director of email marketing. Prior to joining Jellyfish, Mohr was director of content strategy at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore as well as other agency roles at Systems Alliance and The Berndt Group. This promotion underscores the agency's focus to grow its content strategy expertise in light of several new client wins including Samsung Display, Total Wine, and Maxim Health, as well as the expansion of services for longstanding client, Walden University "John has been in the digital space for more than 15 years and very quickly demonstrated his broad skillset that spans technical knowledge and client management," said Buerger. "From digital consulting to project management and HTML/CSS development, John brings a unique value proposition to our firm that allows us to improve the client experience."
Rasmus Bjurstrom will join Perfect Fools this August as head of strategy. He will report to Ann Ysten, CEO of Perfect Fools, and sit on the agency management team. He is tasked with developing new strategic tools and processes with the creative and technical teams. Bjurstrom joins the agency from OMD Sweden where he was creative director for PepsiCo, Orkla and Disney. Prior to that, he was chief digital officer for OMG working with both OMD and PHD across all teams and clients. He also served as global partnership director at Hyper Island. "Rasmus brings valuable knowledge both from the digital and media world, which is timely given that more clients look to us for their overall communication strategy," said Ysten. "Rasmus fits well into the Perfect Fools culture of talented and ambitious creative thinkers with a makers mentality."
barrettSF hired Conor Duignan as head of production. He will be leading the production charge for the agency's roster of clients including Rubio's Coastal Restaurants, 2K Games, Bleacher Report, goSeek, AliveCor, Golf Channel, the Redwood Association and Exchange Bank. Duignan spent the last nine years at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where he produced award-winning campaigns for the NBA, Xfinity, the California Milk Processor Board ("got milk?"), and Chevrolet, to name a few. "Conor is an amazing producer who has learned under the best producers at one of the best agencies in the world," said Jamie Barrett, founder and executive creative director. "But that's only the second reason we hired him. The first reason is he's an awesome guy who will lead and influence this place in ways that go far beyond department titles."