• REVOLVING DOOR: Smith Brothers Adds Three
    Josef Bookert joined Smith Brothers as a social media and public relations manager. He joins the agency from MARC USA where he managed social and PR strategy for brands such as Cooper Tire, Rite Aid, Huntington Bank and Payless. Rachel Norris joined the agency as an assistant digital content creator. She will be responsible for aiding the content creation team in brainstorming, styling and photography for various clients. Norris joins SBA from Commonwealth Press. Lastly, Rob Doerzbacher relocated from Greensboro, NC to join the SBA team as a senior copywriter. Most recently, Doerzbacher was an associate creative director at SFW ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Manifest Taps John Conmy As EVP, Client Services
    John Conmy, formerly vice president and managing director at iCrossing, joined newly-created Manifest as executive vice president, client services. The new agency was formed by the recent combination of Manifest Digital and McMurry/TMG to connect experience design, emerging technology and content to deliver engaging customer experiences for brands. Conmy reports to Carryn Quibell, president of Manifest. Prior to iCrossing, Conmy was vice president, client partner at Razorfish. Prior to that, he was managing director/eCommerce practice lead at Tribal DDB Worldwide. "John is that rare combination of talents who fully understands clients and technology because he has lived both and has ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Karyn Johnson Promoted To EVP, Managing Director, Digital At Optimedia
    Optimedia promoted Karyn Johnson to executive vice president, managing director, digital for its U.S. operations. Johnson joined Optimedia nine years ago and most recently served as managing director, digital -- west. Johnson will be tasked with driving strategy, growth and innovation within the digital offering at Optimedia. Her role has expanded to cover all digital strategy and investment across the U.S. portfolio. She will report to David Ehlers, CEO of Optimedia U.S. Johnson will relocate to the New York office of Optimedia this summer.
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Chris Kyriakos Joins Pitch As Executive Director, Integrated Production
    Pitch added Chris Kyriakos as executive director, integrated production. Kyriakos will report to Pej Sabet, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Pitch, and will lead the agency's Broadcast, Print, and Digital production teams. He will also help supervise operations at Bicep Productions, the agency's in-house production and post-production studio. Kyriakos has more than 15 years of experience working with agencies, including Crispin Porter and Bogusky (CP+B), 72andSunny, TBWA\Chiat\Day and Made Movement. As vice president and executive producer at CP+B, Kyriakos produced award-winning integrated campaigns including Burger King's "Whopper Freak Out" and Microsoft's "I'm a PC." "We are proud ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Christopher Burns Joins Digital Kitchen As Managing Director Of Innovation & Brand Experience
    Digital Kitchen tapped Christopher Burns as managing director of innovation & brand experience. In a new role created him, Burns will be responsible for stewarding customer experience strategy, content marketing, experiential design and product development across the agency's three offices, working with clients like HBO, Microsoft, Netflix and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He will report to Bill Fritsch, CEO of Digital Kitchen. Most recently, Burns was vice president, marketing for Catamaran, a pharmacy benefits managers. Previously, Burns worked at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a Digital Kitchen client, where he served as director, content & entertainment curation. While there, ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Andy Amendola Named Director Of Digital Strategy For The Community
    The Community, part of SapientNitro, named Andy Amendola as director of digital strategy. Based in Miami, Amendola will report to Andrew Speyer, head of strategy. Most recently, Amendola was director of digital strategy at Y&R/Bravo Miami, where he developed the U.S. Hispanic digital strategy for Coors Light and SC Johnson brands such as Glade and Scrubbing Bubbles. Prior to that, he helped Campbell's Soup Company drive social strategy across all its brands. Amendola was also director of strategy at the New York office of Fanscape, part of The Marketing Arm, overseeing social strategy for brands such as Snickers, TruTV and ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: DDB New York Adds Two In Creative Department
    DDB New York hired Bruno Oppido as head of art and Lucas Panizza as executive creative director. Both will report to Icaro Doria, chief creative officer. After beginning his career at DDB Brazil, Oppido spent the past eight years at F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. Over the course of his 11-year career as an art director, Oppido has worked for global brands including Electrolux, FEDEX, Honda, Leica Camera, Nike, P&G, Pinacoteca Museum, Skol Beer (InBev) and Telefonica. An Argentinean native, Panizza previously served as executive creative director at Santo Buenos Aires. Before that, Panizza was executive creative director at Grey Argentina. ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Yamamoto Hires Two
    Minneapolis agency Yamamoto hired Andy Thieman as executive creative director and Lori Sharbono as director of business development. Thieman and Sharbono will be members of the agency's leadership team and report to CEO Kathy McCuskey. Thieman joins the agency from General Mills, where he worked on Wheaties, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Lucky Charms and Green Giant. Prior to General Mills, he served in a variety of creative leadership roles for J.C. Penney and Target. Thieman began his career at Martin Williams and Colle+McVoy in Minneapolis where he worked on integrated campaigns for regional, national and worldwide brands. He also founded The ...
  • Mashable; Juana Summers
    Mashable hired Juana Summers as its first politics editor to direct day-to-day political coverage and reporting on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  • SocialCode; Dan Federico
    SocialCode tapped Dan Federico as chief financial officer.
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