Publicis Sapient is appointing Kristi Erickson as Global Chief Talent Officer to work alongside CEO Nigel Vaz to develop and drive talent and culture strategies. Kristi worked at Accenture for 25 years, including leading HR strategy and delivery for over 100,000 people globally.
ICF Next is appointing Kris Termaine as the agency's first managing partner-Chief Transformation and Operations Officer to develop strategies to expand the company's footprint, as well as oversee operations, commercial healthcare, paid media and internal communications teams. She has spent the past 12 years with ICF, most recently as senior vice president-division leader for the agency's LEADS team.
Market research consultancy Reach3 Insights has appointed Melva Benoit as head of media and entertainment, a new role at the firm. Benoit, who has held senior research roles at Fox, NBC Universal and Turner will lead Reach3’s Los Angeles office. Reach3 launched just over a year ago and has worked for clients including Johnson & Johnson, RXBar, Jagemeister, Cineplex and
Dentsu Aegis Group’s Gyro is promoting Kim Corrigan to managing director of the B2B agency's New York office, reporting to gyro U.S. Chief Operating Officer Adryanna Sutherland. The position has been vacant for a while. Wendy Lurrie last held the title. Corrigan joined gyro New York in 2016 and previously served as group account director before being promoted to vice presidetn, client partner, overseeing accounts including Boehringer Ingelheim, EmblemHealth, Fujifilm and Hiscox.
Ad agency Tombras has hired Jeff Benjamin as its first Chief Creative Officer. Benjamin has held the CCO title at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and JWT North America, and was most recently a partner and executive creative director at Barton F. Graf. He will lead creative for the 350-person agency which has a client roster that includes Orangetheory Fitness, MoonPie, Zaxby’s, Bush’s Beans and Van Gogh Vodka. The agency’s staff count has tripled since 2015, and so far this year has as won 12 out of 13 pitches, leading to 40% revenue growth in 9 months.
Moroch is appointing Brad White as Executive Creative Director to oversee all creative operations for the Dallas-based agency, including managing creative strategies and analyzing performance data. He most recently served as Chief Creative Officer at advertising agency Luckie & Company, with stints at TBWA and TM Advertising.
Yamamoto is naming Grant Smith as the MDC Partners-owned agency's Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with driving Yamamoto’s growth as a full-service creative agency and elevating the agency’s creative output across teams and clients. He reports to Yamamoto CEO Kathy McCuskey. Smith will relocate to Minneapolis from New York where he recently left McCann NY after serving as executive creative director. While at McCann he's credited with helping to win the Chick-Fil-A business. Previously, Smith worked as senior creative Director at BBDO NY, overseeing the launch of AT&T’s “It’s not complicated” campaign. Smith's ...
Keely McKay is promoted from vice president, partner services to president/Chief Operating Officer as digital agency eROI rebrands to Thesis. Isaac Lee Morris is upped from director, technology to chief innovation officer of the 120-person shop based in Portland, OR.
Cognizant Interactive-owned agency Mustache is hiring Roger Ramirez as head of account management to oversee business and creative strategy, as well as media and competitive landscapes. Ramirez previously worked at VaynerMedia, The Barbarian Group, BBDO and Young & Rubicam.
Global content production company CreativeDrive has hired Douglas Castro, former managing director at Leo Burnett to lead the firm’s Central American operations and Shaun Coulter, former vice president Advantage Solutions to lead its operations in Atlanta, Georgia and Bentonville, Arkansas. Castro has spent the last eight years as managing director for various Costa Rica based divisions of Leo Burnett. Prior to Advantage Solutions Coulter served at TBWA\Tequila Singapore, Ogilvy, TracyLocke and other agencies.