Cashmere Taps Burnett's Spicer For CSO Role

Ad agency Cashmere has named Aki Spicer Chief Strategy Officer, a new position at the culture-focused agency. He will report to Cashmere President & Chief Creative Officer, Ryan Ford.  

Spicer joins Cashmere from Leo Burnett/Chicago where as Chief Strategy Officer, he helped update the strategic approach for brand, digital, and data integration. He also introduced innovative forays in AI, Web3, and “Multicultural Intelligence” for brands like Samsung, Kellogg’s, Jim Beam and Bank of America among others.

Spicer is currently an Advisor and Jury Chair for the NYFestivals’ AME Awards first-ever Equality category. He also co-chairs the Cultural Collective committee with ANA AIMM (Alliance for Inclusive Multicultural Marketing).  

Prior to Leo Burnett/Chicago, Spicer served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Digital Officer of TBWA/Chiat/Day NYC, and Director of Digital Strategy at Fallon Worldwide. 

Spicer is the latest appointment to Cashmere’s leadership team, following the recent new hire announcements of Erick Ericksonas Chief Operating Officer and creative veteran Rebecca Williams as Vice President, Group Creative Director.




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