• Revolving Door: Partners + Napier Adds New Group Creative Directors
    Rochester-based agency Partners + Napier is adding two group creative directors, a new role at the Rochester-based shop.  Creative Director Mike Baron, who started at Partners + Napier in 2005 as a copywriter, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director. Baron will oversee creative work for Highmark Health Inc., BMW and MINI Financial Services, and Delta Vacations.  And Dan O'Donnell, most recently Creative Director at MARC USA in Pittsburgh, and a veteran of Arnold, MullenLowe and Hill Holliday, has joined the agency as a Group Creative Director. O'Donnell will oversee creative development for Keurig Green Mountain, BurgerFi, ...
  • Revolving Door: Pedrazzini Named President, Denver At Omnicom's The Integer Group
    Omnicom branding and commerce agency The Integer Group has promoted Tisha Pedrazzini to President of the agency’s Denver office where the firm is headquartered. Separately, Dani Coplen has been promoted EVP, Executive Creative Director, Denver.  The firm indicated that both executives will work as part of the executive team driving the evolution of the global Integer network, which has 27 offices and more than 1,000 employees worldwide.  Clients led out of Denver include Kellogg’s, Mars/Wrigley, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and Starbucks.  “Both Tisha and Dani have played instrumental roles in growing our agency’s size and quality of talent, broadening our ...
  • Revolving Door: Gorder Returns To Mono Minneapolis For New CGO Role
    After two years of spearheading mono's San Francisco office, Jeffrey Gorder is returning to the agency's Minneapolis headquarters to serve as chief growth officer. In this newly created role, he will work closely with mono’s partners and CMO Erin Keeley to drive new business, bolster current client growth and help to develop and launch new, innovative services. In July 2015, the nine-year mono veteran was promoted alongside to Jane Delworth and Paula Maki to managing directors, and relocated to the Bay Area to open mono’s second office, a response to the agency’s growing West Coast-based clients. His role was to ...
  • Revolving Door: Southgate Named Chief Growth Officer At McCann Worldgroup
    Toby Southgate has been named Chief Growth Officer of McCann Worldgroup. He was most recently Worldwide CEO of Brand Union, a global brand communications network within WPP.  Southgate joined Brand Union in 2007 as Managing Director in Abu Dhabi. In 2011, he became CEO for UK and Ireland and, after two years, he was named CEO of the Americas. He was appointed Worldwide CEO for the network in 2015. During his tenure with Brand Union he has worked globally with clients that include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Vodafone, Sony, HSBC, Pernod Ricard, and Reckitt Benckiser, among others.   Harris Diamond, Chairman ...
  • Revolving Door: Republica Taps OMD, SapientNitro Vets
    Republica has appointed Bianca Ruiz as vice president, group account director and Tania Echevarria as senior manager, creative operations. Ruiz brings more than 20 years’ experience in account services and media buying to agency. Previously  she was  group account director at OMD for over seven years. Earlier Ruiz served as the director of media and events at IMS Interamerican Marketing Solutions.   Echevarria has more than ten years’ experience in creative operations management. Prior to joining Republica, Echevarria served in several capacities, including a seven-year stint with SapientNitro, where she held various creative operations roles. 
  • Revolving Door: Rose Promoted To COO EP+Co (Formerly Erwin Penland)
    EP+Co, which rebranded from Erwin Penland earlier this year, is promoting Curtis Rose from SVP, director of creative technology to chief operating officer. A 14-year veteran of the Interpublic agency, Rose will continue to oversee the Creative Technology department, but in addition, will be responsible for advancing the organizational and financial goals of the agency. Currently agency president Allen Bosworth has been serving in this operational role. Bosworth will continue to have HR and Finance report to him.  
  • Revolving Door: Former W+K HR Head Joins 4As
    The 4As has named Keesha Jean-Baptiste senior vice president to lead its Talent and Inclusion practice. Jean-Baptiste comes to the 4As after heading up talent and HR at Wieden+Kennedy. Jean-Baptiste will further develop the 4As Talent and Inclusion practice by providing strategic planning, program oversight and development of 4As diversity and inclusion offerings, including the 4As Foundation, the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (of which she is an alum) and its high school programs.  Jean-Baptiste has nearly 20 years of experience serving as a senior HR and talent management leader and strategic marketing professional. She has spent the past six years ...
  • Revolving Door: TBWA\London Hires Creative/Strategy Duo
    TBWA\London today announced the appointment of Saatchi ECD Andy Jex and MullenLowe planning chief Anna Vogt as its new CCO and CSO respectively, effective in October.  The duo is tasked with “re-energizing the creative agency in London.”  Troy Ruhanen, President and CEO of TBWA Worldwide said: "I’m thrilled to welcome Andy and Anna to the family. They are both super-smart, modern leaders who believe passionately in the power of Disruption. London must be one of the jewels in our crown and we believe Andy and Anna can get the best out of our people and bring that swagger back.”  Jex has been ...
  • Omnicom Group Adds Former TEGNA CEO To Its Board
    Omnicom Group has appointed Gracia Martore, the former President and CEO of TEGNA (FKA Gannett) to its board of directors as an independent member, effective immediately. The appointment of Martore (who retired in May) expands Omnicom’s Board to 13 Directors, 11 of whom are considered independent. The inside board members are Chairman Bruce Crawford, and CEO John Wren. Martore held various leadership roles over her 30-year career at both TEGNA and Gannett, including CFO before being named CEO. Prior to joining Gannett, she worked for 12 years in the banking industry. Martore serves on the Boards of Directors of The ...
  • Revolving Door: Eric Sams Joins JustPremium As Creative Director
    JustPremium is appointing Eric Sams as creative director to support the ad tech platform's international expansion. In this newly created role, Sams' two priorities will be overseeing  in-house creative work and managing the development of the JustPremium brand. He will be based in JustPremium's Amsterdam headquarters. Sams has more than 18 years of creative experience working for global brands and as art director of Shutterstock, where he led the design and copy development for all marketing communications. Prior to Shutterstock, he worked on marketing initiatives for Esprit, Estée Lauder, Vibe and Essence.
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