Eleven, a San Francisco-based agency, hired Orit Peleg as director of brand planning. Peleg will work across the all accounts with a particular focus on Dignity Health and new business. Most recently, she was group planning director at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco. Before that, she held roles at TBWA\Chiat\Day and Ogilvy. Peleg has worked on global brands such as Audi, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Duracell and Milka. She also worked on both the agency and client side for Coca-Cola. "Strategy is about acting upon a brand's values and being able to push the boundaries of what's comfortable …
Carlos Ricque, senior vice president, creative, of DigitasLBi New York has relocated to the agency's San Francisco office to serve as creative lead. The San Francisco office handles work for eBay, Taco Bell, Sony PlayStation, Pandora and PIRCH, to name a few. He replaces Eric Dean, who left the advertising industry to become a ranch owner in Joshua Tree National Park. Ricque's team won a Grand Prix for "Take it From a Fish" for Astrazeneca, as well as a Silver and a Bronze for its related films at the 2015 Cannes Lions. "He's not only a genuine talent, he's also …
Ogilvy and Mather named Colin Drummond as head of planning in the New York office, charged with overseeing brand strategy. He will report to Colin Mitchell, worldwide head of planning. This is Drummond's second stint at Ogilvy & Mather. Previously, he served as chief strategy officer of Ogilvy & Mather in Los Angeles, leading strategic planning and positioning on American Express, Cisco, Beringer and ARCO. He also held strategy positions at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Mullen and AKQA. Most recently, Drummond was partner and chief strategy officer of Deutsch LA, overseeing the agency's planning and strategy group and working with …
RMG Networks hired George Clopp as senior vice president, chief technology officer.
Charlie Wilkie joined Upworthy as vice president of sales. Wilkie was a senior vice president of Guardian Labs, Guardian News & Media's content marketing studio.
Jeff Blackman has been named senior vice president, creative, Syfy and Chiller.
Furlined hired Ben Davies as executive producer and director of development.
Furia Rubel Communications hired Karen Preston-Loeb as project manager.
The Branded Entertainment Network hired Chris Karl as vice president, global client services.
RedPeg Marketing added John Piester as president.