The executive shuffle continues at kbs+. Industry veterans Dan Kelleher and Jonathan Mackler have been appointed co-Chief Creative Officers of kbs+ New York, effective August 13, 2014.
In this new partnership, the two will work together closely to oversee all aspects of kbs’ creative work.
Kelleher joins kbs+ following three years as Executive Creative Director at Grey Group, where he oversaw creative work for DirectTV and Ketel One Vodka.
Mackler joins from Figliulo & Partners. Prior to that, he spent four years at TWBA\Chiat\Day, where as creative director he was responsible for global brands like Jameson and Skittles.
Meanwhile kbs+ is promoting current President and co-CCO, Ed Brojerdi to CEO of kbs+ New York, effective September 1.
In his new role, Brojerdi will oversee day-to-day operations for the agency’s New York office, reporting directly to Lori Senecal, chairman and global CEO of kbs+, who earlier this week took on the new holding company role of President, MDC Partner Network. Brojerdi will work to find new ways to continue kbs' record of inventive client work.
Co-CCO Izzy Debellis will move on to a new opportunity outside of kbs+.
These expanded leadership roles come amid momentum for the agency, including organic growth and several new account wins like TE Connectivity last month.
Recently the shop bolstered its social media efforts with a new practice called Attention.