Tiffany R. Warren, Executive Vice President/Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group has been named Board Chair of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). She succeeds Lynn Lewis, US CEO, UM Worldwide. “I am thrilled to pass the baton to Tiffany, as there is no better leader to continue to drive the meaningful work the AAF does for the industry,” stated Lewis. “With two core areas of focus around expanding our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work and emphasizing the audio, music and entertainment aspects of the AAF programing, I’m excited about all that the team will achieve in the …
Publicis Canada has appointed Joanna Monteiro Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Toronto. She will report to Brett McIntosh, President, Publicis Toronto, and will join the agency’s Executive Leadership Team. Monteiro joins Publicis Toronto from Brazilian advertising agency Heads Propaganda, where she was Chief Creative Officer. Earlier she held a number of senior creative roles across Brazil, including Chief Creative Officer at FCB.
Alison Michael has been hired as lead creative strategist at Sköna the B2B creative agency with offices in San Francisco and Stockholm. For the past six years she was a creative strategist at Funworks. Brittany McBride has been hired as a designer at the agency. Prior to joining, she was a freelance designer and animator for the past three years and directed marketing and design for the Pacific Northwest and NorCal chapters of The CFO Leadership Council, and later became a brand designer working with the national team.
Empower announced five new promotions. This all-star female cast includes vice president of integrated planning Courtney Ackerman, vice president of digital and programmatic Laura Morris, and vice presidents of client operations Meredith Comin, Jami Edgington and Sihui Zheng.
Publicis Groupe has appointed Geraldine White U.S. Chief Diversity Officer. She replaces Ronnie Dickerson Stewart who left the company earlier this year. White is tasked with leading all U.S. DE&I work with a focus on elevating talent experiences, improving systems, policies and practices and enabling an inclusive environment. The 13-year Publicis Groupe veteran most recently served as Head of Diversity & Inclusion in North America for Publicis Sapient.
Omelet has promoted Ricardo Diaz to Chief Digital Officer. Diaz joined the agency in 2016 as executive director of Digital. Under his leadership, Omelet has expanded digital offerings, grown the digital team, and created numerous award-winning digital campaigns for brands like Google Stadia, Guardian Life Insurance and Mitsubishi.In his new role, Diaz will oversee all digital aspects of Omelet’s remit, from the RFP process to creative concepting and launch.
Columbus, OH-based marketing agency The Shipyard has hired Jelani Gibson as associate strategist and Mwesi Stokes as associate performance media analyst. Both Gibson and Stokes had previously held internships with the agency during their recent Spring semester. In addition, The Shipyard has hired two new incoming student interns for the Summer: Averi Allison and Richard Dixon. All four are members of Ohio State University’s Black Advertising and Strategic Communication Association (BASCA). The hires mark the agency’s one-year anniversary of launching its partnership with OSU on the BASCA internship and advocacy program. Through this program, OSU students and graduates are acquiring skills and experience while creating a pipeline of diverse talent …
Zambezi has promoted Grace Teng to Chief Media Officer. She’ll lead the agency’s media and analytics department. Teng joined the agency in 2018 as executive director media & analytics and has played a major role in growing the operation. The agency has also hired Latoya Love, previously with Tool NA, as Chief Financial Officer and Suzanne Keen, previously with Interesting Development, as creative director.
Darla Price has joined DDB New York as president and Auro Trini Castelli joins as Chief Strategy Officer. Price joins DDB with over two decades experience working with brands across technology, CPG, retail, beauty and B2B, both domestically and internationally. Most recently Acting President of 215 McCann, Price has spent the last 7 years in executive roles at McCann New York. Trini Castelli, who will report to Price, joins from agency Elephant where he oversaw strategic development for offices in the US and internationally.
Ogilvy has appointed Kaleeta McDade Global Executive Creative Director for Ogilvy Experience, the agency unit tasked with delivering clients digital transformation experiences quickly and at scale. Those offerings include insights, commerce, design, CRM among others. Based in Atlanta, McDade joins from Deloitte Digital where she served as Group Experience Director across their studios in the U.S. and India. Over the past 17 years she has also held senior design and creative roles with Google Brand Studio, Apple, Sapient Shanghai, and Sapient Atlanta. She reports to Steve Soechtig who was appointed CEO of Experience in January.