Arnold Worldwide named Marc Sobier and Greg Farley as senior vice president, group creative directors. Both report to Jim Elliott, global chief creative officer. While Sobier and Farley are based in Arnold's New York office, they will work on accounts across the agency's micro-network, supervising teams, creative and accounts hubbed out of both Boston and New York. Sobier is partnering with EVP/ECD Sean McBride in Boston and Farley is partnering with EVP/ECD Andy Clarke, also in Boston. This will not be the first time Elliott, Sobier and Farley have partnered to create award-winning work. While at Y&R NY, the three ...
Erwin Penland hired Mike Lear as executive vice president/executive creative director. Lear will be a part of creative strategy and management for Erwin Penland clients including Denny's and L.L.Bean. He will also work on new business efforts. Most recently, Lear spent 11 years at The Martin Agency, where he worked on GEICO, UPS, NASCAR, Discover Card, American Cancer Society, Mentos and managed SiriusXM, Midas, The Smithsonian and The Onion. Prior to that, Lear was at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami, working on MINI, IKEA, Google and Virgin-Atlantic. "Of course we're always looking for great creative minds, but more importantly ...
Jonathan Vingiano rejoins Barton F. Graf as creative director. He was previously creative technology director. Vingiano rejoins Barton after a year-long stint at RGA and B-Reel in New York, where he served as creative director and worked on campaigns for Google, Squarespace, Android, American Express, Samsung and Converse. At Barton, Vingiano will partner with creative director Matt Moore on the agency's Little Caesars business. He will report to Barton founder and chief creative officer, Gerry Graf. Vingiano was a founding partner of digital agency OKFocus and is an adjunct faculty member at Parsons School for Design. "We're excited to welcome ...
Adam Reeves joined twofifteenmccann as executive creative director. He previously worked at Goodby Silverstein & Partners as creative director and associate partner. At twofifteenmccann, Reeves will partner with Scott Duchon, chief creative officer, on the agency's Xbox business and growing the creative department. Reeves has created work for HBO, NBA, AXE, Johnnie Walker, Corona, Doritos, Cheetos, Adobe, Comcast and AT&T. "Adam is a fearless 'idea guy' who has a strong range of undeniably breakthrough work," said Duchon. "He's also a terrific leader who champions both the work and the creatives behind it. He will be a huge asset to 215."
Media iQ named Richard Dunmall as chief revenue officer and board member.
Univision Communications added Alejandro Nieto Molina as senior vice president and general manager, radio.
Alkemy X hired editor Craig Brasen and executive producer Leah Garner Orsini to the company.
Michael Di Girolamo has launched Hey Wonderful, a new integrated production company.
Maker Media hired Amy Maniatis as chief marketing officer and Deanna Brown as chief content officer.
Valerie Immele was promoted to senior vice president of business, Turner Sports, adding oversight of the marketing and ad sales strategic planning teams to her existing responsibilities leading strategy, programming acquisitions and business development.