• Beresford-Hill Tapped For CCO Duties At TBWA\Chiat\Day NY
    Omnicom’s TBWA\Chiat\Day New York has hired Chris Beresford-Hill as chief creative officer. He joins from sibling BBDO New York and will assume creative leadership across the agency’s roster of clients, which includes Accenture, adidas, eos, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, PepsiCo, TD Bank, Thomson Reuters, Tic-Tac and Travelers Insurance, among others.  Previously the role had been filled by Chris Garbutt, who was promoted CCO of TBWA Worldwide in May.  Beresford-Hill will report to Garbutt, and partner with TBWA\Chiat\Day New York CEO Rob Schwartz.  Beresford-Hill will also join TBWA’s Global Creative Core, a group of  the agency’s top creative leaders who review projects ...
  • Annie Boo Named CEO Y&R China
    Y&R has promoted Annie Boo to CEO Y&R China, a new position. The agency’s China operations span offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. Previously Boo was managing director of Y&R Shanghai, a post she assumed in 2015. In her new position Boo is tasked with developing a more connected country-wide operation, raising the Y&R profile in China, expanding the scope of the agency’s offering and driving growth and profitability. Boo works alongside creative partner Ong Kien Hoe, who was named national Executive Creative Director late in 2016. Boo started her career as an account person at Y&R in her native ...
  • Jane Geraghty Elevated To CEO At WPP's Landor
    WPP brand consulting and design firm Landor is promoting Jane Geraghty to CEO succeeding Lois Jacobs. The official passing of the baton takes place Jan. 1, 2018. Geraghty has been president of Landor EMEA and a member of the global executive team since 2012. During her six year tenure at Landor, she’s led brand programs for clients such as Adecco, Bayer, BP, Barclays, BMW, and Intu. Geraghty opened Landor Istanbul and orchestrated the acquisition of ManvsMachine, a motion design studio in London that has expanded with an office in Los Angeles. Earlier in her 20-year career, she worked at Saatchi ...
  • New CCO Joins RAPP's Flagship NY Office
    Omnicom’s RAPP Worldwide has appointed Moacyr (Moa) Netto as Chief Creative Officer of RAPP’s flagship New York office. Netto will oversee all of the office’s creative output, reporting to New York President Justin Thomas-Copeland and serving on the agency’s Leadership Team. “Moa brings with him to New York a history of creating groundbreaking work and an enviable number of awards and jury experiences,” stated Thomas-Copeland. Netto joins RAPP New York from W3haus, which RAPP describes as Brazil’s largest independent digital agency. Netto served as Creative Vice President and led the agency to four Cannes Lions wins in 2016. Over the ...
  • Brunner Promotes Maggs To Managing Director, Atlanta
    Brunner is promoting Jeff Maggs to managing director, Atlanta to oversee the shop's day-to-day operations along with a broader mandate to grow Brunner’s presence, recognition and impact in and around Atlanta and, eventually, across the entire Southeast, per the agency. Most recently Brunner was chief creative officer. Maggs replaces Rich Fabritius who left the agency to become global director, client engagement at VML. Maggs reports to chairman and CEO Michael Brunner. He originally joined Brunner in 2006 as senior vice president, director of account management and was promoted to CCO in 2009.
  • DigitasLBi Appoints New Group Creative Director
    DigitasLBi is promoting Jenny Awasano to senior vice president/group creative director. She’ll manage the agency’s American Express consumer account while continuing to work on new business and special projects. Awasano will continue to report to Atit Shah, executive vice president/head of new brand experiences for North America. Awasano has been at the Publicis Groupe-owned agency for 10 years, responsible for campaigns for clients such as American Express, the Ad Council, and charity:water.
  • Agency, Media Veteran Joe Uva Appointed CEO Hispanicize Media Group
    Hispanicize Media Group (HMG), the media company behind the annual Hispanicize marketing conference, has appointed Joe Uva Chairman and CEO.   Uva is the former President and CEO of Univision. He also held the position of Chairman of NBCU Hispanic Enterprises & Content. Earlier he was CEO of Omnicom media agency OMD Worldwide.  In his new role Uva is tasked with helping HMG develop more "authentic, relevant and cultured content" for brands looking to target multicultural millennials and Generation Z. His first order of business will be integrating the original HMG assets--the Hispanicize events, DiMe Media and Hispanic Kitchen--into the ...
  • WPP's Ford Agency Appoints A New Global CCO
    WPP’s dedicated Ford agency, GTB, has appointed Tito Melega Global Chief Creative Officer.  He replaces Toby Barlow who left the agency earlier this year. Melenga will be based at GTB's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Most recently, Melega led his own consultancy working with brands both in and outside the automotive sector. He’s done work for such blue chip marketers as Miller Lite, Pepsi, Kodak, Holiday Inn, and Clairol. Prior to running his consultancy Melega was the lead creative for Omnicom’s TBWA\Chiat\Day on the Nissan North America business.  Earlier the Argentinian native worked at BBDO where he led Mitsubishi.GTB (Global Team Blue) was ...
  • Shumaker Returns To The Martin Agency As CMO
    The Martin Agency has appointed Chris Shumaker EVP, Managing Director – Growth and CMO. It’s a new position at the Richmond, VA-based ad shop, which is part of Interpublic. Most recently Shumaker served as Global CMO for FCB Worldwide in New York, a position he was appointed to in 2013. Prior to FCB,  he was EVP, CMO, USA for Publicis Worldwide in New York as well as EVP, CMO, North America at Grey Group in NY. Shumaker’s appointment at Martin marks his return to the agency. He served there as SVP, Director of Development from 1995 to 2004. “Chris is ...
  • Huge Atlanta Gains New Managing Director
    Hugh Atlanta, part of the Interpublic Group, is promoting Carrie Philpott from Group VP, client services to managing director. Reporting to Michael Koziol, president, international at Huge, she will be responsible for the entire 100-person office and leading the agency's growth as well as continuing to work on strategy for clients such as UPS, Lowe’s, and AMC Theatres. Koziol previously held the role as part of his founder duties at the Atlanta-based location before he was promoted to be a part of the global leadership team and is now president, international. However, he remains responsible for the Atlanta office and ...
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