• REVOLVING DOOR: Fallon Adds Two
    Fallon hired Mandana Mellano as chief media officer and Matt Benka as director of digital. Mellano joined the agency from Neo@Ogilvy where she served as partner and director. Prior to that, she worked at RAPP, GroupM: Mindshare + MEC and Kastner & Partners. Mellano has worked with brands such as Red Bull, Activision, Qualcomm, Hot Wheels, Nestle and Porsche. In her new role, she will oversee the agency's media strategy and activation, building upon Fallon's digital practice. Benka joined the agency from Space150, where he served as executive vice president of account service. "Building out our tech offering is something …
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Sami Thessman Named Chief Creative Officer Of Wunderman New York
    Wunderman New York named Sami Thessman as chief creative officer. He joins the agency from Havas Worldwide where he served as executive creative director. Thessman will lead the United Airlines, Coca-Cola, E*TRADE and Isle of Capri accounts, partnering with Jamie Gallo, president of Wunderman New York, and working with Lincoln Bjorkman, Wunderman's global chief creative officer. Prior to joining Havas New York in 2015, Thessman was global executive creative director for TBWA Hong Kong, where he led Infiniti and was a member of TBWA's global Digital Arts Network. Prior to that, Thessman worked at TBWA Helsinki as executive creative director …
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Deutsch Hires Two CCOs
    Deutsch New York hired Dan Kelleher as chief creative officer and partner. In addition, Deutsch Los Angeles added Jason Bagley as chief creative officer and partner. Kelleher most recently served as co-chief creative officer at KBS, where he worked on BMW. He also worked at Grey, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi and Cliff Freeman & Partners on brands like FedEx, MillerCoors and General Mills. Bagley has worked at Wieden+Kennedy since 2004 and has created work for EA Sports, NIKE, Samsung, Oreo and CareerBuilder. Since 2010 he has worked on the Old Spice brand, creating "The Man Your Man Can Smell Like." …
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Michael Epstein Promoted To President Of Carat USA
    Carat USA promoted Michael Epstein from chief client officer to president. Epstein will oversee all U.S. client and product teams and will continue to report to Doug Ray, U.S. CEO. He joined Carat in 2013 as its first chief strategy officer. Under his leadership, Carat launched its Catalyst innovation group, which pairs communication strategists with media technologists to deliver different and better solutions for clients. In 2014, Epstein was promoted to chief client officer, responsible for Carat's entire client portfolio, including Pfizer, Disney, Red Bull, The Home Depot and Macy's. Prior to Carat, Epstein was president of strategic resource and …
  • Meagan Phillips; Framestore
    Meagan Phillips joined Framestore as marketing director, integrated advertising US.
  • Barry Richards; First Protocol
    Barry Richards joined First Protocol as president of the firm's managed services division.
  • Veoo; Claire McLaughlin
    Veoo tapped Claire McLaughlin as head of business development, global.
  • Mirum; Pete Leacock
    Mirum hired Pete Leacock as vice president, director of strategic growth.
  • Jill Standish; Accenture
    Jill Standish was named global senior managing director of Accenture's Retail Practice.
  • Lucky Post; Travis Aitken
    Lucky Post hired Travis Aitken as editor.
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