In his first major moves since joining Tribal DDB three months ago as General Manager of its New York headquarters, Robert Palmer
has promoted Creative Director STEVE HICKS
Director/CD, and elevated Group Account Director KRISTY GRIMES
to Strategic Director. In his expanded role, Hicks will continue to oversee the eight-person creative department and will now
help run the 26-staffer office with Palmer, to whom he reports. Grimes, a three-year Tribal DDB hand, will focus on how to best use the resources of DDB and other Omnicom companies. The i-shop has
also brought on LAURA USER
as an Account Director for Abbott Laboratories, and ANNIE PARK
as an Account Executive working on Pepsi's Fruitworks and New York State Lottery, among others.