• Digitas Promotes 4 Senior Executives
    Digitas has promoted Jen Faraci to Chief Data Officer, Caroline Winterton to President, New York, Melissa Levy to President, Boston and Morgan Carroll to President, Chicago.  These executives represent a combined 37 years at the agency. Faraci, a 12-year veteran of the agency and previously executive vice president, leads the Data & Analysis (DNA) teams as well as Publicis Groupe’s global Data Intelligence practice.  Winterton leads the New York region (Atlanta & New York), overseeing a team of over 600. She was previously managing director, New York. Before joining Digitas she was CEO of Barton F. Graf.     Levy, a 15-year-plus …
  • Young & Laramore Promotes Tom Denari to CEO
    Young & Laramore has promoted President and Chief Strategy Officer Tom Denari to CEO. He succeeds  Paul Knapp who held the CEO Post for 25 years. Knapp will remain Chairman of the board.  In 2005, Denari became President & Chief Strategy Officer, leading Y&L’s consumer insights and brand strategy for all clients. Going forward he will continue oversight of those roles, in addition to leading all business operations.  An agency veteran, Denari has been with Y&L for 32 years, joining as an account manager.  He has led brand strategy development for a wide variety of clients, including, …
  • Empower Taps OMD Alum Brett Mowry For SVP Intelligence Role
    Cincinnati-based agency Empower has appointed Brett Mowry senior vice president of Intelligence.    Prior to Empower, Mowry held leadership positions across several global marketing agencies like OMD, Digitas and Wunderman.He has led marketing transformation efforts for brands such as Bank of America, Whirlpool and Disney. Earlier he served at consultant Price Waterhouse.  His leadership team at Empower includes senior director of research Allison Reebie, senior director of advanced analytics Saad Chaudhary, and Shreya Agarwal, Associate Director of Media Analytics and Insights.   
  • Fig Promotes Deevy, Adds Creative, Design, Strategy And Production Hires
    New York-based independent creative agency Fig has promoted Samantha Deevy to the newly created role of partner of communications. Deevy joined FIG in early 2021 as executive director of communications strategy, also a new role at the time.    Over the last year she’s credited with modernizing Fig’s creative output with her expertise in media, as seen in campaigns for clients like Zillow, SeatGeek and Waze. Prior to joining Fig she held roles at agencies including Droga5, where she was group communications strategy director for five years, as well as strategy and media roles at PHD, Omnicom Media Group and …
  • Hinerman Promoted to Chief Information Officer At IPG
    IPG has promoted Patricia Hinerman to Chief Information Officer. She reports to IPG CFO Ellen Johnson. Hinerman has been with IPG since 2008 in a number of technology roles. Most recently she served as Chief Information Security Officer. Separately Demetri Paneras joins IPG corporate as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Hinerman. He previously served as Global CIO for Mediabrands and Kinesso.
  • Labelium Taps Former Facebook Exec To Run Toronto Office
    Digital marketing performance agency Labelium, has named Navneet Chhajer Managing Director, Labelium Toronto with a remit to drive growth. He reports directly to Virginie De Malavois, Managing Director of Labelium Canada. Chhajer was most recently with Loblaw Digital in Toronto where he worked to drive adoption of the company’s online grocery delivery service across Canada. Prior to Loblaw, Chhajer spent almost eight years at Facebook, working with Canadian advertisers on their marketing efforts.  A software engineer by training, Chhajer also led application delivery teams in the insurance industry and spent time as a technical account manager at Salesforce before joining Facebook.
  • New NARB Pool Members Announced
    The BBB National Programs this week announced the 85 panel pool members of the 2022 National Advertising Review Board, the ad industry’s self-regulatory body. New agency members include:
    • Brad Bennett, Chief Firestarter, Wildfire
    • Allen Bosworth, President, EP+Co
    • Brandon Cooke, Global Partner, Global Chief Marketing & Reputation Officer, FCB
    • Stephanie Crockett, President & COO, Mower
    • Fay Ferguson, Co-Owner & Co-CEO, Burrell Communications
    • Jeff Larson, President/COO, Mediassociates
    • Victor Lee, President, Advantage Unified Commerce, Advantage Solutions
    • Bob Morrison, CEO, Morrison Agency
    • Ingrid Otero-Smart, President, Casanova
    • Duff Stewart, CEO, GSD&M
    • Aaron Walton, CEO, Walton Isaacson 
    More details can be found here. …
  • Andy Polansky, 38-Year IPG Veteran, To Retire In June
    Andy Polansky, IPG DXTRA CEO and Weber Shandwick Executive Chairman, will retire in June, Interpublic Group announced today. A successor has not yet been named. Polansky, a 38-year IPG veteran has served as CEO of Dxtra since 2019, when the group of specialist marketing units was known as the Constituency Management Group. It includes companies like Weber Shandwick, Golin, Octagon, Jack Morton, DeVries Global, Current Global, Rogers & Cowan and FutureBrand. CMG rebranded to Dxtra in 2020. Prior to taking on the Dxtra role Polansky was CEO of Weber Shandwick for seven years. IPG CEO Philippe Krakowsky stated, “IPG, IPG …
  • BBH Appoints Grieve Global and UK Chief Creative Officer
    BBH has appointed Alex Grieve as its new Global and UK Chief Creative Officer, succeeding Joakim Borgström who is leaving the agency. Grieve previously spent 14 years at BBH from 1996-2010 and is now returning to lead the agency’s creative work globally. He will also take up the role of CCO of BBH London, the agency’s founding office, will co-chair the BBH Global Board with Annette King, CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, and lead the BBH Creative Council with creatives from across the BBH offices. The appointment is effective in April. He joins BBH from AMV BBDO …
  • Ogilvy Health Taps Hessel For Top NA Creative Post
    Ogilvy has appointed Adam Hessel Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Health, a key growth business for the agency. In the role he will oversee all creative output for Ogilvy Health in North America and serve on Ogilvy Health’s executive leadership team. He will also join Ogilvy’s Worldwide Creative Council.   Hessel succeeds Renata Florio who was promoted to executive creative lead for Ogilvy’s Nestle portfolio in North America.   A 30-year industry veteran, Hessel joins from healthcare marketing agency Harrison & Star, where he spent the last two years as Chief Creative Officer. Earlier he served as senior vice president/creative director …
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