Havas Worldwide hired Gian Carlo Lanfranco and Rolando Cordova as creative directors in its New York office. Lanfranco and Cordova join Havas Worldwide from French agency Fred & Farid Group, where they led the global Orangina account. Prior to that, Lanfranco and Cordova led the global MINI business at BSUR Amsterdam, and handled the global launch of the MINI Countryman and the MINI Coupe. The team began their careers at Saatchi & Saatchi Peru, where they were awarded the first-ever Future Lions in Cannes. They then spent two years at Saatchi & Saatchi's Singapore office, working across the Asian markets, before heading to the Netherlands, where they created global digital work for Coca-Cola at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. "Tackling the U.S. market will be a new challenge for us, and it's one we're very excited to take on," said Lanfranco.
CP+B promoted Anders Davidsson to CEO of CP+B Scandinavia, which includes offices in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Davidsson was previously responsible for CP+B's strategy and client service departments in the region. He replaces Gustav Martner who now serves as chief innovation officer and executive chairman of CP+B Scandinavia. Prior to joining CP+B in January of 2013, Davidsson was a director and board member at the brand agency Greenspace in London, where he led work for major clients like Carlsberg and Toyota. Prior to that, he oversaw the Volvo Cars account at SCP/GREY in Gothenburg. Martner has led CP+B's Gothenburg office and business throughout Scandinavia since the summer of 2012. He was previously one of the founders of digital agency Daddy, which was bought by CP+B in 2009. Martner is also co-founder and chairman of the online media analytics company Burt and chairman of the Swedish Association of Communication Agencies.
Pablo Del Campo was promoted to worldwide creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi. He founded Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi in Buenos Aires in 2000 and has served as regional creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Latin America for seven years. In 2012 Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi opened in Madrid as part of a Spanish-speaking network within Saatchi & Saatchi. Del Campo will continue to be based in Argentina and remain closely involved with the agencies in Buenos Aires and Madrid that will continue to carry his name.
Daniel Ryback and Rich Schneider joined Starcom USA on the agency's Novartis account. Ryback serves as vice president/director overseeing the over-the-counter (OTC) businesses and Schneider is vice president/director managing the Alcon business. Both will be based out of Starcom's New York City office and will report to Lily Chakrabarty, senior vice president/director. Ryback joins Starcom from Zenith Media where he managed the strategic approach for multimedia campaigns for the Caesars Entertainment account. He started at Zenith in 2010 where he first led the Verizon FiOS business. Before joining Zenith, Ryback spent three years as an account director at Initiative working on the Bayer Consumer Care business where he developed and implemented communications plans for brands including Midol, Citracal, Alka-Seltzer and Alka-Seltzer Plus. Most recently, Schneider led strategic planning for the Novo Nordisk Diabetes franchise and the national advertising launch of Victoza at Direct Advantage. Prior to that, he led media planning at Mediacom for Bayer Consumer Healthcare's top selling analgesics brands, including Bayer Aspirin, Aleve, Midol and Vanquish.
Nickelodeon named Damon Burrell senior vice president of consumer marketing and advertising, Nickelodeon Group. Most recently, Burrell served as senior vice president of consumer marketing for MTV.
Omelet hired Victoria Guenier as head of production. She joins the agency from Deutsch LA, where she served as senior vice president, director of broadcast production.
WE tv promoted Theresa Patiri to senior vice president of production and business affairs, up from vice president of production management and operations.
Uber Content added director Adam Gunser to its roster.
Brad Fredricks joined Yellow Hammer Media Group as director of business development.
The Woo hired Doug Finelli as vice president and group creative director, Jeff Heath as creative director, Mike Rose as media director and Scott Hieatt as director of interactive.
Telemundo Media named Michael Guariglia as vice president, network sales.
Modern Luxury hired Marcy Bloom as senior vice president/group publisher and Michael Wolfe as publisher, national sales.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau promoted Mike Zaneis to executive vice president and general counsel, up from senior vice president and general counsel.
Keith Ciampa joined Cibo as partner and chief creative officer.
Sunny Fenton joined Minneapolis-based marketing agency Haberman as business development director. Fenton was previously director of business development at Colle+McVoy.
Believe Media added Colombian director Simon Brand to the production company’s roster.
RTC promoted Sara Collis to vice president/director of Insights & Innovations, its strategic planning group. Collis will oversee the Washington D.C. based team and its efforts in optimizing brand strategy and brand-to-consumer relationships.
NuContext Creative has launched a New York office and hired Desiree Tobin as vice president production, east coast. Tobin joins NuContext Creative from USA Network where she served as director of production for on-air marketing.
Evolution Bureau hired Shane Ginsberg as president.
Figliulo&Partners hired Robert Valdes as partner, head of production.
Rocketrip hired Jennifer Greene as vice president, customer operations.
EchoPoint Media promoted Megan Suttile to director of planning, a new position.
Stuart Bowden and Jason Dormieux were named joint CEOs of MEC UK. In addition, Sarah Hennessy was promoted to managing director and Paul Hutchison has been named deputy managing director.
Havas Edge hired Chris Brombach as director of client services, Keith Gerr as general manager, digital services of the agency’s Portland, Oregon office, and Lisa Miller as human resources director.
Julian Joseph joined Magnetic as director of accounts in Magnetic’s first office in Toronto, Canada, charged with overseeing the growth and expansion of regional sales.
Lance Wolder joined Collective as vice president of client strategy and solutions.
TBWA\Chiat\Day New York tapped Chad Hopenwasser as head of integrated production, beginning in mid-March. Hopenwasser will oversee approximately 20 people and work with executive creative director, Matt Ian, who joined the agency last September. He will report to Robert Harwood-Matthews, president of the NY office. Hopenwasser joins TBWA from Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, where he worked for almost eight years, most recently as vice president, director of video production working on campaigns for Xbox One, Grey Poupon and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Prior to that, he spent six years at Grey New York.
Deutsch New York hired Juan Carlos Pagan as design director, beginning March 3. He will report to Kerry Keenan, chief creative officer. Pagan joins the agency from DDB New York, where he has worked since 2011 on clients such as Tropicana, New York Lottery, Water is Life, and Reebok. He has also worked at MTV, G2 Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather and DraftFCB. Pagan became well known within the design community for his design of the Pinterest logo and currently serves on the Young Guns committee. He is also partner, creative director at Brooklyn-based design and type foundry, Pagan & Sharp.
Energy BBDO Chicago hired Mark Taylor as its chief creative officer, effective April 7. Taylor began his career more than 15 years ago as an art director at FCB in Los Angeles and continuing with leadership roles at Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, Fallon Minneapolis and GSD&M in Austin, TX. He won 20 Cannes Lions including Grand Prix awards for his work on American Express' "Small Business Saturday" and Ikea as well as a Titanium Grand Prix for Burger King and a Cannes Lion for Effectiveness. Taylor has also created campaign for Air Force, Windows Phone, Coke Zero, Microsoft, MINI and Southwest Airlines.
We Are Social added three employees to its New York office. Nicole Ghobrial was named client services director, responsible for leading client relationships, developing product offerings and overseeing operations. Ghobrial comes to the NY office from the agency's London headquarters, where she held the same position. Benjamin Arnold was named group account director to oversee the agency's roster of accounts. He joins the agency from JWT New York, where he spent two years as account director managing programs for Nestle. Lastly, Grace Gordon was named strategy director, a new position. She was previously part of the strategy group at Big Spaceship, working on YouTube and Google.
72andSunny hired Tom Johnstone as group strategy director in the agency's Los Angeles office, to work alongside the Sansumg team. Johnstone joins the agency from AMV BBDO, where he developed strategy for brands like Guinness, Motorola and Footlocker, UK Government Transport, Health and Environmental Departments. While there, he was also a part of the "MakePovertyHistory" (known as ONE in the U.S.) and "IF" campaigns that tackled hunger. "I've known Tom for years and always thought he'd be a perfect fit for 72andSunny - with his approach to strategy, rigor in thinking, and creativity in expression," said Matt Jarvis, Chief Strategy Officer and partner at 72andSunny.