• Y&R Promotions; Smarty Pants 'Research Whiz'
    WPP's Y&R is promoting four senior creative leaders to executive creative director roles as recognition for their respective contributions to the agency. Nathalie Brown has been creating award-winning campaigns while running some of the agency’s biggest pitches. She’s been the creative lead for Cirque du Soleil, MD Anderson and is currently leading the Office Depot account.  As the creative lead for Pepperidge Farm, Eric Glickman is credited with developing Goldfish into a fully integrated gaming and social brand. And Fern Cohen and Margot Owett helped to relaunch Xerox with Set the Page Free and are currently redefining Miss America for ...
  • Springbox Reshuffles Leadership Team
    Digital agency Springbox is elevating John Ellett to CEO while Tom West, who has served as Springbox CEO since June 2012, will continue  as chairman.  Maria Seaver is upped from chief experience officer to chief operating officer. And Dustin Hall has joined the company as vice president, dIgital experiences practice leader. Ellett joined the 60-person agency in January when nFusion, the marketing firm he co-founded in 2001, was acquired by Springbox. He previously served as CMO and managing director at Springbox prior to assuming the CEO position. 
  • R/GA Adds Diversity & Inclusion Director; New SF ECD
    Interpublic agency R/GA has created the new role of Diversity & Inclusion Director and tapped Carl Desir to fill it. He is based in New York.  At R/GA Desir is tasked with building strategic partnerships with diverse organizations and developing programs that support emerging talent through scholarships and internships. He’ll develop, implement, and oversee all diversity and inclusion practices within the agency.  Desir joins from the 4As, where he was the ad trade organization’s vice president of talent initiatives. He’s credited with raising the groups profile as a leader in the movement to advance industry talent issues including diversity, inclusion, ...
  • Propac Hires Planning, Insights Director
    Brand activation agency Propac has named Glenn Geller director of planning and insights. His remit includes utilizing data and analytics to help shape creative strategies for clients like Frito Lay.  Geller most recently worked at Moroch Partners and has served at Tracy Locke, Temerlin McClain, The Richards Group and Campbell Ewald.  Based in Plano, TX, Geller will report to Colby Graff, general manager, strategy and digital.    
  • Momentum Worldwide Appoints New Global Account Director
    Momentum Worldwide has promoted Christine Shoaf to the newly created role of executive vice president, global account director. Shoaf will also maintain her current role as global lead for Momentum’s flagship American Express account. She will continue to be based in the New York City and report directly to Momentum's CEO, Chris Weil. 
  • FCB Inferno Creates CMO Position
    FCB Inferno is promoting eight-year veteran Emily Winterbourne from marketing director to chief marketing officer. In this newly created position, she will join the executive leadership board and help to shape the agency’s culture, as well as continuing to lead the marketing and new business functions.  The London-based agency has also elevated the senior creative team of copywriter Guy Hobbs and art director Ben Edwards to creative directors. Several creatives are joining the agency including Kristian Wheater and Jonathon Owens both of whom have been freelancing at the agency for several months, and were previously at Spark44, where they were ...
  • UEG Names Fumihara Managing Director Of Its New Tokyo Office
    United Entertainment Group (UEG) is opening its first-ever offering in Asia with a new office in Tokyo as the city prepares to host the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games in 2020.  Industry veteran Toru Fumihara will serve as managing director and leverage his past experience at Red Bull and Hakuhodo, Japan’s second-largest advertising agency.  Fumihara will report to Mary Scott, UEG's president of global integrated communications, who will oversee the operation and growth of the Asia offering.  Scott brings more than 25 years of global experience building businesses and guiding brands through global sponsorships and platforms ...
  • MC2 Appoints Midwest Leader
    MC2 has appointed Chad McNeal to the new position of general manager, for the experiential agency's Midwest region. He'll be based in Chicago.McNeal will be responsible for talent development and new business growth, reporting to company president Rich McAdam. With nearly 20 years experience in the experiential marketing industry, McNeal is departing Dimension Design, where he served in various roles including sales, operations, project management, and executive leadership, most recently as president & chief innovation officer. MC2 is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York, with 16 offices and production facilities across the U.S. and in Dusseldorf, Germany, representing clients including Samsung, Toyota, ...
  • Idea Hall Adds Two Executives
    Two years after diversifying to become more equally balanced between B2C and B2B clients, full-service agency Idea Hall is adding two industry executives to its growing team.   Bill Kauker joins as creative group director/chief creative strategist responsible for all clients, including Irvine Company, Swinerton, and Visit Anaheim. He previously worked at SK+G Advertising, Dailey & Associates and Ogilvy & Mather. Erin Warady is named group director, consumer PR to oversee the Costa Mesa, CA-based agency's communications, which includes the creation and execution of media and influencer strategies as well as creative campaigns for the agency’s consumer clients. She spent the ...
  • Jenkins Promoted to CEO at Substantial
    Seattle-based digital design and development agency Substantial has appointed Carey Jenkins its first female CEO.  In the position, Jenkins is charged with overseeing digital teams working on national and global product development for clients, and overall company performance including strategic direction, brand equity, and growth.   Jenkins has been with the agency for six years most recently as vice president of client services. She succeeds Jeremy Borden who is a co-founder of the 11-year-old agency.  The agency has worked with brands such as Mercedes Benz, Amazon, IDEO, University of Washington, Haworth, News Corp./Dow Jones, and Novartis.   ...
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