Don Lupo joined Dailey as senior vice president, director of digital production. Lupo joins the agency from Deutsch LA, where he led a team of producers and developers on accounts including Volkswagen, PlayStation and HTC.
Kien Hoe joined TBWA/Shanghai as group creative director. In addition, Dwayne Koh joined TEQUILA/Shanghai as group creative director.
Bryce Townsend was named CEO of GroupM Entertainment & Sports Partnerships, the entertainment and sports consultancy unit of GroupM.
SolutionSet launched a Relationship Marketing Group, which will be helmed by Mark Yesayian, who joins the agency as president of relationship marketing.
Optimedia promoted Dave Ehlers to president, Optimedia US, succeeding Antony Young.
Phil Cowdell was promoted to chairman of Mindshare North America, a new position. Cowdell, who has served as Mindshare North America's CEO since May 2009, will be succeeded by Antony Young, who most recently was CEO of Optimedia in the U.S.
Heat San Francisco hired Nathan Shamban as account manager on the agency's EA Sports business.
Bill Kolb will assume the role of CEO of MRM from Marc Landsberg, who joined McCann Worldgroup last year with a dual executive role - CEO of MRM and president of corporate business development for McCann Worldgroup. Landsberg will gradually transition his MRM responsibilities to Kolb after which Landsberg will serve as non-executive chairman of MRM.
Gotham's chief marketing officer, Nick Johnson, and managing director, Lyle Tick, each will assume the role of co-president.
Mintz & Hoke hired Tara Nelson as an account coordinator.
SAY: Media promoted John Irvine to Detroit sales manager and hired Paige Grosvenor as account executive.
Jonathan Hoffman joined Starcom USA as chief experience officer, a new position.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) tapped Richard Stainer as managing director of BBH New York.
Geoffrey Greenblatt was named director of gaming for Mindshare North America, a new position.
Mullen hired Patrick Acosta as director of performance analytics. Acosta comes to Mullen from AT&T, where he was executive director of media research & insights.
Kristin Keefe has been promoted to an executive producer at Firstborn. In addition, Kim Manley was hired as a producer. She spent the last 3 years at Sarkissian Mason, NY, most recently as an account executive and senior producer.
Team One has hired David DeRoma and Eric Arnold as creative director and associate creative director, respectively.
Alfonso Marian joined OgilvyOne in New York as chief creative officer.
Rob Kabus joined Eleven Inc., in San Francisco as president & chief marketing officer, reporting to Courtney Buechert, who was named CEO.
DDB Worldwide has hired Peter McGuinness as DDB Chicago's president & CEO. Previously, McGuinness was chairman & CEO of Gotham.
Euro RSCG Chicago promoted Michael Shirley to group creative director for digital initiatives.
Kelliher Samets Volk hired Matt Ogelby as a copywriter.