• Max Pfennighaus Departs VSA For Lippincott
    Max Pfennighaus is joining Lippincott as the NYC-based global creative consultancy's new partner in its design practice. This newly created role was developed specifically for the former New York Times ECD and most recently, ECD at VSA Partners. The agency sought to leverage his digital expertise to help clients translate their brands into the digital product space.  He has an undefined but wide-ranging scope of responsibilities. "What I’m quickly discovering is that titles and labels don’t mean a lot here," he says. "Lippincott is a very entrepreneurial, self-actualized group which I love. Everyone is empowered to go out and discover new problems ...
  • Stephen Clements Exits Ad World For App World
    After spending more than 15 years in the agency world, mostly at AKQA, industry veteran Stephen Clements is joining tech company Y Media Labs as its first chief creative officer. With Clements’ experience working with brands such as Xbox, Audi, eBay, Jordan, Levi’s, he is tasked with evolving the start-up beyond its core mobile app development expertise. "Digital doesn't start and end with apps," he says. "We want to help brands live across all customer touchpoints." Under his purview, Y Media Lab will help clients develop cohesive digital eco-systems, including website and kiosk design and tracking the customer journey experience.  ...
  • Droga5 Adds Creative Firepower To NY Office
    After several new business wins, including ESPN, Tencent and Dos Equis, Droga5 New York is strengthening its creative department with a pocketful of new faces.  Shannon Washington joins Droga5 as creative director currently on the CoverGirl account. Prior to Droga5, Washington spent the last two years at INVNT/Time Inc., where she oversaw live, integrated and digital lifestyle and beauty experiences for brands such as Intel, SC Johnson, POPSUGAR and InStyle magazine. Washington has worked at a number of agencies including Grey, beauty@Gotham, MKTG and Mirrorball.   Donnell Johnson is appointed creative director after freelancing at a number of agencies throughout the last ...
  • Parris Rejoins Deutsch As Group Creative Director
    The New York office of Deutsch has appointed Able Parris SVP, Group Creative Director, overseeing platform creative for ACUVUE and Siemens, as well as leading efforts on Great Machine, Deutsch’s recently launched AI practice.  Parris joins from Translation, where he was Head of Design and Group Creative Director. He worked on a variety of assignments there for companies including Google Play Music, DSW, Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets.  Parris is a Deutsch “boomeranger,” having worked in Deutsch’s LA office several years earlier.   Prior to Translation and while at Deutsch LA, Parris helped launch TacoBell’s online food ordering platform. He ...
  • R/GA Taps Hannam For Talent Officer Role
    Interpublic agency R/GA has appointed Angela Hannam as global chief talent officer. She’ll be based in New York and report to agency founder, chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg.  The agency said Hannam will work closely with global and regional leadership to lead staff acquisition across disciplines and offices.  The 17-plus year HR pro was previously VP, Global Chief Talent Officer at MDC’s  Crispin Porter + Bogusky.  “Identifying, hiring, and retaining top talent is one of the most challenging aspects of our industry,” stated Greenberg. “With her proven track record of bringing in high-level strategic and creative talent while maintaining and ...
  • Revolving Door: Chris McNally Departs SapientRazorfish For Accenture
    Accenture Interactive has appointed Chris McNally to serve as a managing director following a 14-year tenure at SapientRazorfish. According to the agency in his new role McNally will lead Accenture Interactive’s portfolio of automotive and industrial clients and leverage his expertise, particularly in connected experiences that combine marketing and technology. Most recently, McNally was managing director for SapientRazorfish's New York location with responsibilities that included client portfolio, office leadership, business operations and oversight of its 350 employees. He also served as executive sponsor on a number of clients, including Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Unilever. He will be based ...
  • Revolving Door: Dentsu Aegis Appoints New Global HR Director
    Dentsu Aegis Network, headquartered in London, today announced the appointment of Anna Moulton as Global HR Director, effective Oct. 1. She replaces Valerie Scoular who is retiring. The firm also announced the promotion of Philipp Kurtenbach to HR Director of EMEA, the position previously held by Moulton. Reporting to Jerry Buhlmann, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network, Moulton will become a member of the Executive Team and be responsible for the Group HR function and for supporting the business “through talent, culture, operating model and capability.” Scoular was in the role for nearly twelve years and will continue as a key senior ...
  • Revolving Door: Allen & Gerritsen Appoints New Chief Strategy And Engagement Officer
    Brian Babineau is departing Arnold Worldwide where he has served as EVP, social content systems, to join Boston-based Allen & Gerritsen as chief strategy and engagement officer. In this newly created role, he will join the executive leadership team and oversee brand strategy, engagement strategy and media and distribution strategy. Babineau has spent much of his career creating and executing campaigns for brands including Progressive, Jack Daniel’s, New Balance, Hasbro, IBM, AT&T, Dunkin Donuts, American Express and Allstate. Prior to his time at Arnold Worldwide, Babineau held senior roles at Digitas and the Digital Influence Group.
  • Revolving Door: BBH NY Reshapes Leadership Team
    BBH NY is rejiggering its leadership team and bringing in new talent under new CEO Anthony Romano. Droga5’s Brett Edgar joins the agency as head of account management to oversee the agency's client roster. She previously led some of Droga5’s most significant client relationships, including Cover Girl, Dos Equis, Pizza Hut, Honey Maid and Georgia Pacific. Edgar will report to Romano. Anomaly’s Darus Zahm is appointed group communications planning director responsible for new business acquisition, shaping agency culture, and management of key accounts. Zahm will report to chairman/chief strategy officer Sarah Watson. Also, six-year BBH veteran Kendra Salvatore has been ...
  • Revolving Door: Dalton Named To Forbes Agency Council
    Dalton Agency CEO and Founder Jim Dalton, has joined the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only group for executives in the public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agency sectors. As part of the council, which is essentially a community of senior-level business leaders, Dalton will have the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com. Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Jim into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every ...
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