• Publicis Groupe's Annette King To Chair UK Trade Advisory Board
    Annette King, CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, has been appointed to the position of Chair on the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board (CITIB). The Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board (CITIB) is an industry-led advisory board for the UK Government, involved in the UK Government’s plans and investment for the creative industries and charged with recommending long-term strategic decisions for the Government’s trade and investment policy. King will lead this Board, which evaluates 17 different creative sectors including Film, Gaming, Music, Performing Arts, Fashion, Advertising, Design and Digital / Technology. King joined Publicis Groupe in the UK leadership role ...
  • Creative Duo Joins Sid Lee
    After spending the past year as freelancers, the creative team of Mariota Essery and Driscoll Reid are officially becoming part of the Sid Lee family as executive creative directors in the agency's Los Angeles office. The duo will lead all creative efforts for Sid Lee’s U.S. clients, in collaboration with co-founder/chief creative officer Philippe Meunier.
  • Mono Elevates Vet To Chief Talent Head
    Mono is promoting Julie Vessel from director of talent to the newly created chief talent officer to head up the agency’s talent recruitment and retention efforts. Vessel first joined Mono during its infancy when it was a 15-person shop and has since helped to bring top industry talent to Minneapolis, including Vanessa Fortier, the agency' first-ever ECD. 
  • BMF Media Appoints New Production Head
    New York-based experiential agency BMF Media Group has named Stefanie Dang as senior vice president, production. She succeeds Jessica Foster who has shifted to a new senior role at the agency’s new office in the UK. Dang is tasked with leading the agency’s strategic global production offerings as well as spearheading projects for HBO, Braze and High West Distillery, as well as new initiatives for Marriott and Dell.  For more than a dozen years, Stefanie has produced campaigns for global brands in Asia Pacific and the U.S., spanning automotive, retail, hospitality, financial services and sports industries, among others. Most recently ...
  • iProspect Adds New Integrated Solutions Role
    Dentsu Aegis search and activation agency iProspect has appointed Charlotte Polci vice president, integrated solutions.    In this newly created role, Polci will be based out of the agency’s Boston office and report directly to Jeremy Hull, senior vice president of Innovation for the U.S.  Polci has been with iProspect for more than eight years and previously served as group account director, where she led the consumer performance division for Microsoft’s global business.   
  • We Are Social Taps Wong To Run New Hong Kong Office
    Social agency We Are Social has named agency veteran Donald Wong to oversee the shop’s new office in Hong Kong. Wong is shifting from a post at the agency’s office in Shanghai to take on the new role. He will report to Pete Lin, who was recently promoted from China managing director to North Asia regional managing director. The new office expands the agency’s Asia-Pacific footprint which includes Sydney, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing. Founded 10 years ago, We Are Social now operates 13 offices worldwide, including Madrid which opened in September. 
  • DNA Scoops Up Wexley School Alum
    Seattle-based DNA is benefiting from the closure of fellow Seattle shop Wexley School for Girls by hiring partner Gabe Hajiani as head of creation/content. In this newly added role, he will serve as part of DNA's leadership team to expand the agency’s experience branding and integrated production capabilities across digital and traditional communications. He will also lead DNA’s recently launched independent production company. Hajiani previously spent 10 years at Wexley helping to grow the agency and its services across production and project management.  This position also reunites Hajiani with several Wexley alums, including Christine Wise, ...
  • Anomaly Adds A Partner
    Anomaly, the MDC Partners agency, has promoted Los Angeles-based Chief Creative Officer Josh Fell to Partner.  Fell, who joined the agency in May, was previously at 72and Sunny also part of MDC Partners.  "Josh is pure Anomaly. Low ego, insatiable work ethic and an infectious creative energy that has LA firing on all cylinders," stated Mike Byrne, Anomaly founding partner and global chief creative officer. Anomaly has been on a roll in the new business department, recently winning assignments from the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, Oculus, Dole Innovation, Allbirds, and multiple Facebook brands/initiatives, with new campaigns breaking for Allbirds, Oculus ...
  • New Programmatic Roles At Agencies
    MediaAlpha has expanded its team with the appointment of Ingrid Miller as general manager, travel to oversee the travel side of the programmatic agency. She has spent nearly a decade leading advertising product management at travel sites including Expedia and Kayak.   Denis Palmer, ex-LiveRamp, joins as director, supply partnerships where he will help to expand the agency's European footprint.   Cramer-Krasselt has named Ben Couture as programmatic media director to manage the agency's DesCK programmatic media buying platform which launched in 2016.  Couture has been working in the programmatic space since its beginnings. He spent several years at Amnet Group, part ...
  • Korst Named President of GBH Insights
    Market research and analytics consultant GBH Insights, has appointed Jeremy Korst  president and former Google managing director Brian Zeug as the newest member of GBH’s advisory board. Korst has been a strategic advisor to GBH, and in this new role will work with GBH co-founders CEO Jon Greenwood and chief research officer Eric Bradlow, on overall firm and client development. Korst is a former CMO and product management executive with firms including Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Avalara. Zeug was the founder and global director of Human Truths at Google where he built a consulting and scale practice designed to solve consumer-related ...
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