• We Are Unlimited Appoints Lou Chief Strategy Officer
    We Are Unlimited (UNLTD), part of Omnicom’s DDB Worldwide has appointed James Lou to the position of chief strategy officer.  Lou is Eric Zuncic’s first hire since Zuncic started as chief strategy officer of DDB North America in October 2017. Effective early February, Lou will report  to CEO Mark Mulhern and lead UNLTD in partnership with chief creative officer Toygar Bazarkaya and the executive team. Lou joins UNLTD from BBDO New York, where he led the strategy on AT&T’s Corporate and Business Solutions divisions. Prior to BBDO, he served as executive vice president, chief strategy officer, of Havas Chicago, and co-chief strategy officer of Havas North America. ...
  • OMD Names New Latin America, EMEA Leaders
    OMD Worldwide has appointed several executives to global leadership positions. Guy Marks has been appointed  CEO of the agency’s Europe Middle East and Africa region. Previously Marks founded mobile advertising and digital production agency Mobile5. Brian Crotty has been appointed CEO of OMD’s Latin America region. Previously he was with sibling creative agency AlmapBBDO. Damian Winstanley has been promoted to CMO of the global network after serving as chief client officer of the EMEA region. The appointments follow the agency’s senior management shakeup last fall, when Florian Adamski was named Global CEO and when Colin Gottlieb became Chairman.  
  • Hickson Tapped For Head Of Technology Role At AKQA
    WPP agency AKQA has appointed Jo Hickson as Head of Technology to lead the core practice out of AKQA’s London studio.  According to the agency Hickson’s appointment will better help it “meet client requests for brand experiences powered by the latest technology, including conversational interfaces, data and connected products.”  Hickson will report to Sam Kelly, Managing Director of AKQA’s London studio, and will also join the leadership team.  Hickson joins AKQA from TUI where she was Head of Innovation. Earlier the 20-plus year industry veteran held senior positions at Home Retail Group, Argos, Habitat and Homebase.  
  • Wong Named President At Midnight Oil
    Denise Wong has been appointed president of Burbank, CA-based marketing agency Midnight Oil. She effectively replaces Tom Still, Midnight’s former CEO who left the firm last September. Previously Wong, a Toronto native, was president at George P. Johnson, part of Project Worldwide. Earlier the 20-plus year agency veteran served at McCann, Grey, Ogilvy and DDB. “Denise’s visionary leadership style and ability to create, motivate, and deploy cohesive and talented teams will further evolve Midnight Oil’s innovative offering,” stated John Hans, CEO of parent company Imagine, which acquired the agency in 2016. Imagine creates printed marketing materials and other visuals for ...
  • Dentsu Aegis Brazil Appoints Management, Creative Leadership Team
    Dentsu Aegis Network has tapped two senior executives for its Brazil operation including the appointment of Rodrigo Andrade to the dual role of chief operating officer for DAN and CEO Isobar Brazil Group.  The agency has also named Rui Branquinho chief creative officer for both DAN Brazil and Isobar Brazil Group.  Andrade was previously with AlmapBBDO while Branquinho was previously at Young & Rubicam.  As DAN Brazil CCO, Andrade is tasked with leveraging the group’s one P&L operational model by streamlining and connecting the group’s agencies and expertise.  The appointments are effective immediately with both executives reporting to Abel Reis, ...
  • ROI Influencer Media Taps Former UM Strategist To Expand Its Multicultural Division
    ROI Influencer Media as tapped former IPG Mediabrands strategist Mary Hill for the position of director, brand & content strategy. In the new role, Hill is tasked with growing the firm’s multicultural division by both expanding the company’s media offerings and its influencer talent roster.   Hill has held roles at Mediabrands’ UM agency, working on multicultural insights and media programs for Fortune 1000 brands such as Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Coca-Cola Company.  She has managed custom media programs with multicultural content strategy, creative ideation and planning and has cultivated relationships with top multicultural influencers.   
  • The Wonderful Company Hires Agency Veterans For In-House Marketing Efforts
    The Wonderful Company is adding two new hires to bolster its in-house marketing and advertising team. Corey Bartha, former director, integrated production at Publicis Seattle, will be assuming the same role at Wonderful effective January 22. Bartha will oversee all content production, including video, print, social, activation, and experiential in this newly created role.   Amber Justis, previously with BBDO, has been named to the new position of executive creative director to help manage and direct the creative work across all Wonderful products, including Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Halos. Both new hires will report to chief creative officer Darren Moran. Wonderful ...
  • IPG Mediabrands Taps Berwitz To Lead Global Corporate Communications Efforts
    IPG Mediabrands has named Scott Berwitz senior vice president, corporate communications. In the post Berwitz will lead global internal and external public relations for IPG’s media management group, which includes media agencies Initiative, UM and an array specialist operations.  Berwitz will report to Tom Cunningham, IPG’s vice president of corporate communications.     Berwitz comes to IPG Mediabrands with nearly twenty years of public relations agency and in-house corporate communications experience. He most recently served as a vice president at DiGennaro Communications, heading up PR activities for numerous ad agencies, ad tech firms and social media platforms. Before that, ...
  • Johnson Joins PMX Agency As EVP
    PMX Agency, part of Stagwell Group, has named Jeff Johnson as its executive vice president. In the role, Johnson will work with the agency’s corporate development and marketing teams to help lead the strategy and cultivation of omnichannel, global opportunities for brands served by PMX.  Previously Johnson was global chief client officer at Dentsu Aegis’ iProspect. He also held roles including managing director and co-CEO at Covario, where he was involved in multiple acquisitions as well as the eventual acquisition of Covario by Dentsu Aegis. Earlier he spent several years at iCrossing where he held numerous executive roles including managing ...
  • Jack Morton Hires Its First Chief People Officer
    Jack Morton, the Interpublic-owned experiential agency, has appointed Melissa Rose as chief people officer, a new role at the company.  In this role, Rose joins the agency’s HR team, where her primary objective is ‘strategic people operations,’ or  helping the agency continue to grow, retain and nurture its talent.  Rose will serve on the agency’s executive leadership team reporting to the chairman and CEO, Josh McCall, in Boston.  Rose, a 20-plus year industry veteran, previously held positions at Hill Holliday, ISM, Carat and iProspect. Most recently, she served as vice president, human resources at Anaqua, an intellectual property software ...
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