Five agencies have announced talent changes including WPP’s Young & Rubicam which has appointed Yusuf Chuku as chief strategy officer. He replaces Dick DeLange, who left for Interpublic’s Huge.
In this role, Chuku will oversee strategy for the agency’s North America client roster, including clients such as ANA, Bel Brands USA, Dell, Pepperidge Farm, and Xerox, as well as the Census and U.S. Navy accounts.
He comes to the agency with extensive experience in leadership positions at New York shops including McCann, Cheil, McKinney, and JWT.
Fluid, in light of a recent merger with Astound Commerce, has promoted Kyle Montgomery from director, eCommerce development to vice president, technology to lead the digital agency's engineering team. Also Stephanie Wiseman has been elevated to the newly created role of vice president, business development.
Bailey Lauerman is adding eight new hires as the independent agency makes one of its largest one-time talent infusions. Among the new faces, Gwen Ivey departs Deutsch LA to join the agency's LA office as group account director to work on Bailey Lauerman’s Cuties and UnitedHealthcare accounts. Olivia Poggenpohl joins at the Omaha location as a group account director to lead regional new business and financial services clients. Brittany Redden, ex-Lukas Partners, is named senior account executive and Jocelyn Houston joins as an account supervisor.
Tug has elevated Eoin O'Neill to the newly created role of chief technology officer, global head of search engine optimization. He will help bolster the digital marketing agency's tracking and data solutions, as well as build Tug’s own proprietary data sets and technology.
And Campbell Ewald has promoted 22-year veteran Laura Rogers from group creative director to executive creative director. Rogers will continue to oversee creative for OnStar, Cadillac Magazine and Chevrolet New Roads Magazine, plus content specific programs for clients including Valero and Meritage Homes.