Ogilvy CEO Andy Main has rounded out his leadership team with the appointment of Steve Soechtig as Global CEO of Experience. In this new role leading the agency’s experience practice, Soechtig is tasked with tapping Ogilvy’s capabilities to deliver clients digital transformation experiences quickly and at scale. Those offerings include insights, commerce, design, CRM among others. Previously Soechtig was a partner and leader at McKinsey & Company where he developed enterprise growth strategies for clients. Earlier he led the expansion and operation of Deloitte Digital's Experience practice in the U.S.
Keith Cartwright is building out his namesake agency with four new hires. Joining Cartwright as creative directors are Thiago Gripp and Suzanne Sherwood. Gripp previously worked as a freelancer at a number of agencies including TBWA/Chiat Day Media Arts Lab and R/GA LA. Sherwood has held a senior creative role at TBWA/Chiat/Day for over three years and also worked at Taxi and Mullen.In addition, the agency is hiring two alums from Cartwright’s former employer 72andSunny. Taylor Whitelow joins as copy writer and Chelsea Ceasor as design and art director.
FCB Chicago has appointed Nicole Brandell as Chief Strategy Officer. She'll work closely with Kelly Graves, FCB Chicago President, and Andrés Ordóñez, FCB Chicago Chief Creative Officer, to lead the office.She has spent 20 years in the advertising industry, including roles at Wieden+Kennedy and Leo Burnett, and has worked for the past two years at consulting agency Material+.Brandell replaces John Kenny who departed in November after nearly eight-plus years to pursue new opportunities.
James Nicholas Kinney has been appointed Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Chief People Officer for Ogilvy North America. Kinney will oversee all aspects of talent management, recruitment, learning & development, and wellbeing working with Jag Dhanji, who was recently appointed Global Chief People Officer, and Devika Bulchandani, who is joining the company as CEO of Ogilvy North America. The WPP agency said that Kinney will also partner with leaders across the company’s global network to develop and evolve practices, policies, and programs to ensure Ogilvy has a strong culture of belonging. Kinney succeeds Donna Pedro who joined …
IPG’s marketing intelligence company Kinesso has promoted Tracy YoungLincoln to Chief Client Officer, a new role at the company. Previously she was executive vice president/ global client solutions and success. She joined IPG's Mediabrands in 2019 as EVP/global data strategy and client solutions. Earlier she held roles at Publicis Media’s Zenith and Moxie.
Engine Digital has appointed Mike Kingsborough as design director to be based in Toronto. This new hire is part of the agency’s plan to build a Toronto-based team in 2021 to serve clients on the East Coast and in Europe. Kingsborough previously spent five years at Huge, most recently in an Associate Design Director role.
Digitas is hiring Tim Mattimore as executive creative director, Chicago to oversee the office’s creative portfolio with clients that include Whirlpool, Mondelez, Mizkan and Aldi. Mattimore is also tasked with helping to shape the creative and strategic vision for the agency. He will report to Atit Shah, U.S. Chief Creative Officer. He previously served as ECD at BBDO Minneapolis developing campaigns for Hormel Foods, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Theirworld, 3M, Caring Bridge, and Protolabs.
AKQA Japan has appointed Terence Leong as executive creative director. Leong previously served as executive creative director at R/GA Shanghai.
Taylor is hiring Benjamin Robinson as the agency’s first Chief Administrative Officer to be responsible for oversight of operational and strategic functions. He’ll also have a leadership role in the agency’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Based in Taylor’s Charlotte office, Robinson assumes the full-time role following a consulting assignment with the agency that included his analysis of enterprise-wide initiatives in the areas of finance, operations, supply chain, business development, and human resources.
Angela Jones has joined ad agency Laundry Service as senior vice president/head of strategy. She joins after seven years at Wieden + Kennedy. She will oversee the Laundry Service Strategy team across all clients and will be based in Portland. W+K Portland, Jones led campaigns for brands like Omen by HP, Secret Deodorant and TurboTax. Earlier she spent time at 72andSunny, TBWA\Chiat\Day and Deutsch.