Isobar has promoted Ricardo Salema from executive creative director to the newly created role of chief creative officer. Salema will continue to report to Isobar U.S. CEO, Deb Boyda. In the new role, Salema will work more closely with Isobar’s other officers and discipline directors on growth and development plans while continuing to manage the day-to-day operations of the U.S. creative team. He will work alongside Ng to align global creative initiatives and goals, such as raising awareness of the agency’s creative capabilities. Senior U.S. creative leads and directors will continue to report to Salema, a 12-year veteran of the agency. There are no immediate plans to ...
Elevation is promoting Carol Gregory from senior account planner and Marnie Martin to senior manager, operations and project management. Megan Bagli departs ICF Olson to join the agency in the newly created role of social media manager.
The Many (FKA Mistress) is promoting Todd Lombardo to managing director, brand & social in a newly created role. Most recently, Lombardo served as director of digital and social and earlier in his career worked at Deutsch, Yahoo!, and Lowe & Partners.
Cramer-Krasselt is hiring Jeff Kean as senior vice president, innovative technology director to lead a team of developers, creative technologists, UX/UI members working across agency accounts. This newly added role comes as 61% of C-K's revenue now comes from digital, social and programmatic media. Kean was most recently an independent contractor working with Zimmer Design, Qualcomm and Mirum.
Bailey Lauerman has appointed Lauren Schuster to serve as head of business development, based out of the agency's Omaha office. She will lead client growth at both the Nebraska location as well as at the agency's Los Angeles office. She previously worked at GlynnDevins and spent over 11 years at VML including time as director of business development and working on brands like Gatorade and Colgate Palmolive.
Ad agency Johannes Leonardo has appointed Hope Nardini creative director. She will focus on the MassMutual account alongside creative director Kevin Watkins and will report to co-founders Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico at the agency’s headquarters in New York. Nardini joins the agency from McCann New York where she was responsible for the Verizon account among others. Last year, Nardini’s team created Verizon’s emotional “First Responders” Super Bowl spot. Earlier Nardini served at agencies Leo Burnett and BBDO in Chicago. The hire follows the recent appointment of Samira Ansari as JL’s new group creative director from Grey New York.
Los Angeles-based digital agency Zehner is expanding its leadership team with the promotion of Sukh Sidhu to vice president, business development & strategic alliances, and Masha Agapov to the role of creative director. Separately, Tino Doan, previously with Outerknown has joined the agency as director of commerce strategy. And consultant Edwin Chang signs on as an advisor to provide insight into multichannel operations.
RAPP UK is appointing Katie Carruthers as creative director and Anthea Goodrick as associate creative director to help lead the creative output across the agency. Both have contracts to complement their life/work balance following the agency's commitment to a UK government-backed return to work program called Creative Equals. The organization offers programs designed to help creatives return to work after starting a family. The duo will work across RAPP’s client base, including PayPal, Virgin Media and and Nestlé.
Cutwater has appointed Lizzy Ryan as media director to help oversee the agency's growing roster of clients which now includes Axos Bank, Unison, OneLogin, JUST, MDsave and Smitten Ice Cream, all added in the past year. She most recently served in the same titled position at DigitasLBI where she led the Pandora media team to deliver mobile-focused media solutions.
iProspect is appointing Doug O'Reilly as senior vice president, head of data and insights, a newly-created role to bolster the agency’s data and insights capabilities. He will report directly to Mike Gullaksen, president, iProspect U.S.O'Reilly previously worked at MRM//McCann, where he served as SVP, director of data science, and led the development and growth of the data strategy group.