• WT Names Chief Of Technology Business For LATAM Region
    Wunderman Thompson has appointed Glenda Kok as the Chief of Technology Business for Latin America. In the role she will manage and develop the Technology and Commerce practice throughout the region and support clients’ business transformation.   Previously Kok worked at Wunderman Buenos Aires for clients such as Cencosud, Unilever, DHL, Diageo, Dell, Citibank, among others. Before joining Wunderman Thompson, Glenda led an industrial startup for nine years. Neil Stewart, Global CEO of Wunderman Thompson Commerce & Technology, said Kok's new role, overseeing technology and commerce comprises "two of the most important growth areas in our business. Her experience …
  • Preacher Strengthens Leadership Team
    Preacher is promoting five staffers to senior leadership positions.Over the past year, the Austin shop has picked up business from the likes of Bestow, WeTransfer and Arcadia Clean Energy while expanding its relationship with additional brands under ESPN and Coca Cola. This is in addition to a roster of clients that includes Beam Suntory, Vital Farms, Fanta and The Container Store.Under the reorganization, Amanda VanAntwerp is upped to managing director. She'll focus on executing the strategic vision of the agency. The five-year agency veteran started as a brand director working on accounts like Venmo, Crate and Barrel and Tommy John, …
  • Blue Sky Taps Sally For Client Relations, Biz Dev Role
    Atlanta independent agency Blue Sky today announced that industry veteran Annette Sally has been named executive vice president. Sally will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s client relations and new business development.  Sally previously was executive director of client services at 22squared, a role in which she oversaw clients including The Home Depot, Publix, SunTrust, Baskin Robbins, and Southeast Toyota. Earlier Sally was an executive vice president at Leo Burnett Worldwide, Arnold NYC, and Grey Group, where she managed global brand portfolios such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Edgewell Personal Care. She is credited with leading the critically-acclaimed campaign …
  • MullenLowe LA Adds Three Creatives
    MullenLowe U.S. is appointing three new directors to its Los Angeles office. Fabio Brigido and Chris Juhas depart TBWA\Chiat\Day LA to join as creative directors with Brigido also taking on the new position of head of art. And Pilar McQuirter, who has previously served at Havas and Leo Burnett, is the agency’s first cultural strategy director to transform cultural insights into brand campaigns.  She will focus on Patrón, as well as new business. McQuirter will also be contributing to the growth of MullenLowe’s DEI efforts and programming in the U.S.
  • Mediabrands Adds Chief Growth Officer Role
    IPG Mediabrands has appointed Fiona Johnston to the new global role of Chief Growth Officer. She has served as CEO UM Australia since 2017 and is relocating to London to take up the new post.
  • The Community Names New ECD
    The community has appointed Kash Sree as executive creative director for the agency’s Verizon account. He will relocate to Miami for the new role and help spearhead the community’s creative vision for Verizon, working with Joaquin Molla, founder and Chief Creative Officer.In addition to Sree’s work with Verizon and as a senior leader within the community, he will also serve as a champion for diverse creative talent and leadership within the agency.Sree most recently worked at gyro in New York and earlier served at Wieden+Kennedy, Pereira & O’Dell, JWT, and BBH New York.
  • YML Restructures Creative Team
    YML, formerly Y Media Labs, is strengthening its creative capabilities as the digital agency seeks to accommodate changing client needs. The 12-year old shop specializes in designing and engineering digital products and experiences, but increasingly these projects involve creative content. As part of the move, YML is poaching Shannon Walters from Salesforce for the newly created group creative director role based at the shop’s Redwood City, CA headquarters. Most recently Walters worked at Salesforce as senior manager, user experience. Earlier he spent time at AKQA in London, before relocating to co-found the AKQA Gothenberg studio to help …
  • Team One Taps Sinn For Biz Dev Role
    Publicis Groupe’s luxury brand agency Team One is hiring Jessica Sinn as director of growth to manage marketing and new business growth.  Based in Los Angeles, Sinn will report directly to Kyle Acquistapace, executive director, communications. She previously served as director of business development at 72andSunny and led the team that won a number of  high-profile wins including Pinterest, Pacific Foods, See’s Candies, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Marriott Bonvoy and adidas. Earlier Sinn was at Wieden+Kennedy for ten years. She spent eight of those years in Portland helping to redefine the voice of the agency, the overall approach to new business …
  • 22squared Names First Female President
    22squared is rearranging its senior leadership team following December’s restructuring that elevated the agency’s longtime Chairman & CEO Richard Ward to oversee a new parent company titled Guided By Good (GBG). Under the reorganization, Chief Client Officer Erica Hoholick will assume the dual roles of president and chief operating officer. The latter role is a newly created position within the company, and she will continue to report to Ward. Under her leadership, 22Squared will continue operating independently as a fully integrated, mid-sized agency, while advancing its relationships with GBG sister brands Trade School (content & production) …
  • W2O Group Adds People Person
    W2O has appointed Stephanie Garcia Chief People Officer to help manage all HR capabilities, including talent, culture and team development, diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational design, management coaching and performance metrics. She previously worked at Postmates leading its workforce as it scaled from 800 to 1400 workers, leading to its recent acquisition by Uber. 
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