Kognitive Marketing added Joe Prodan as interim chief financial officer and Miriam Sidway as director of human resources.
WeatherBug promoted Mike Lombardi to vice president and general manager, consumer.
BuzzFeed hired Will Hayward as vice president of advertising, Europe. Prior to BuzzFeed, Hayward was the director of integrated marketing solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa for The Wall Street Journal.
Erle Norton was named executive producer of ABC News Digital, overseeing editorial and video operations across ABCNews.com.
Havas WW Chicago named Jaime Beckett as social strategist on DISH; Eric Kripas as copywriter; and Jason LaFlore as digital production designer.
Castrol innoVentures, Castrol’s innovation business group, named Angel Gambino as general manager, Smart Mobility.
Brownstein Group hired Darcy Soper as creative director for the IKEA account.
GlobalHue named Tracey Jennings as senior vice president, group account director, responsible for strategic business growth for the Walmart account. Jennings returns to GlobalHue from Liquid Soul, where she served as vice president. While there, she led account services, public relations, media buying/planning and organizational growth initiatives for clients like Walmart, General Mills, WNBA, NBC Universal, United Negro College Fund, Warner Brothers Pictures, Lionsgate, Fox Searchlight, Oxygen Network, among others.
Saatchi & Saatchi New York hired Anthony DeCarolis as executive creative director. He will be partnered with executive creative director Justin Ebert and work across a broad range of assignments, including Saatchi NY’s newest client addition: Charter Communications. DeCarolis was most recently a Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where he managed the Frito-Lay group, launching integrated campaigns for Doritos and Cheetos. He also helped lead the TD Ameritrade and Nickelodeon accounts. Prior to that, he spent three years as an associate creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day NY working on Jameson Irish Whiskey, Skittles, Starburst, McDonald’s and Pepsi.
Chris Shumaker joined Draftfcb as executive vice president, chief marketing officer for North America, a new role. Shumaker was most recently CMO for Publicis USA. While there, he oversaw all new business and brand development efforts in the U.S., and his efforts from 2007-2013 created more than $100 million in new business revenue opportunities for Publicis USA. Prior to that, Shumaker was Global CMO role at FCB Worldwide in 2006, immediately prior to the merger that created Draftfcb.