Effective November 10, Omid Farhang joins Momentum Worldwide as chief creative officer, North America. Farhang will be based out of Momentum's New York office and lead a creative department that spans across the U.S. Farhang joins the agency from Narrative, where he served as chief creative officer. Prior to that, he was a creative executive at Creative Artists Agency, working with clients including General Motors, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Southwest Airlines and Best Buy. Among his most recognized work at CAA was the "ZZ Shock" campaign for Diageo's Jeremiah Weed whiskey brand, which earned a Bronze Lion at Cannes in 2013 in …
KBS Toronto hired Brenda Surminski as head of broadcast. Surminski joins the agency from a freelancing position. Prior to that, she was head of broadcast at Ogilvy and Mather for 10 years, serving as a key player in the successful repositioning of Unilever's Dove brand. She is perhaps best known for her work on the Dove viral web campaign "Evolution," which received the first ever Cannes double Grand Prix award. In this newly created role, Surminski will oversee all aspects of film and video production and report to Matt Hassell, chief creative officer of KBS.
Robin Forbes and Anthony Romano both joined R/GA New York as senior vice president, group managing director. Forbes will grow and manage a team, whose clients include Samsung Global, Audible, and Johnson & Johnson, and build new client relationships for the agency. He will report to Seth Solomons, executive vice president, managing director New York, global chief client services officer, R/GA. Prior to joining R/GA, Forbes spent 13 years at Blast Radius where he was part of the senior management team that grew the business and ultimately sold it to WPP in 2007. As managing director for North America, he …
Crown Media Family Networks is expanding its distribution team to include Jodi McCulloch, who has been appointed director, distribution. McCulloch is based in Denver and reports to Lisa Barroso, vice president of distribution.
Fred Santarpia was named executive vice president and chief digital officer of Conde Nast.
MediaLink, a strategic advisory firm serving companies at the convergence of media, marketing, technology and entertainment, hired Daryl Evans as senior vice president, mobile, media and advertising strategy. Evans most recently served as vice president, consumer advertising and marketing and communications at AT&T.
GMR hired Matt Hill as senior vice president of global sports and entertainment consulting.
Outdoor billboard advertising company, Atomic Enterprises appointed Sue McKeown as national director of sales.
CrowdTwist hired Khan Smith as chief product officer.
Jeff Maldavir has been promoted to vice president, client services of Millennium Communications.