Agencies Strengthen Their C-Suites

Several agencies are boosting their leadership teams with new faces.

United Collective taps Josh Crick, ex-Leo Burnett Chicago, for the dual role of chief innovation officer (CIO) across the group's five specialist agencies as well as co-president of the collective's digital shop Canvas United. As CIO, he will work with the group's leadership team to deepen digital capabilities and ensure a "seamless, digitally-led integration" of creative, technology and processes across all agencies. At the same time, as co-president, he will work alongside John Kaminsky to expand the agency’s design and product development offerings into new digital marketing communication services.

Ogury names Elie Kannan, ex-Criteo and VMware, as chief marketing officer to lead the mobile data agency's marketing and communications initiatives worldwide. He will work closely with brands and publishers to demonstrate how Ogury’s data and marketing services are able to address the growing privacy and value expectations of today's mobile users.



Florian Gramshammer departs IgnitionOne to join Impact as managing director, EMEA. With 17 years of marketing and ad tech leadership, Gramshammer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the commercial and client services teams. He will also be responsible for the development and execution of the ad tech's European growth plan following the recent re-branding of the agency after it acquired Forensiq and ClearSaleing. 

Wongdoody is adding creative talent to its team following last week's acquisition by global consultancy Infosys. Vanessa Witter, ex-Campbell Ewald, joins as creative director and Amy Matheu, ex-Pitch, is named senior art director.  Both will report to executive creative director, Pam Fujimoto out of the agency’s Los Angeles offices.

And London-based Jellyfish is adding 40 new team members as the digital marketing agency opens its 10th office--in New York City. This mix of new and current staffers report directly to Jim Hamilton, managing director, head of U.S. clients and and Kevin Buerger, executive vice president, managing director, partners.



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