• WMcCann Hires New Creative VP
    WMcCann has hired André Marques to serve as the agency’s creative vice president, effective January, 2018. An art director by trade, for the last three years Marques has been CMO at Habib’s, the popular Brazilian fast-food chain, with over 450 stores across the country. Before joining the client side, Marques worked on the agency side, including Africa, which was named Advertising Age’s 2014 “International Agency of the Year,” where he worked with clients such as Brazilian private bank Itaú, AB-Inbev, Walmart, P&G and Heinz. He also held a leadership role as Salles Chemistri, part of Publicis Groupe, where he worked ...
  • M&C Saatchi Appoints Bosomworth CMO
    M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth chief marketing officer, filling the role for the first time in two years as new CEO Giles Hedger forms his own management team. Reporting to Hedger, she will play a key role in driving the agency's vision to transform its business and position in the UK market. Bosomworth previously worked at the Board of Sport England, overseeing the women’s campaign ‘This Girl Can’ since 2014. She is also on the UK Government’s Sport & Business Council. In addition, Bosomworth spent nearly 15 years leading Speed Communications, her U.K.-based independent sports PR agency. She has been working ...
  • Ruby Joins Bailey LA As Group Creative Director
    Bailey Lauerman has appointed 180LA alum Cary Ruby to the post of group creative director. Ruby will work out of the agency’s Los Angeles office, working closely with managing partner Chantal Sagnes. Ruby will lead creative for key Bailey L.A. clients including Panda Express and Cuties. He previously has worked on major brands like Expedia, DIRECTV, Volkswagen, HP, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Toyota, Disney/Pixar among others. In addition to 180LA, Ruby has worked at 72andsunny, Deutsch, TBWA and Saatchi. 
  • Industry Veterans Form Mosh (An Agency, Not A Pit)
    Industry veterans Pedro Gravena (Y&R, FCB, W+K) Estêvão Queiroga (NBS, DM9DDB) and Olímpio Neto (PetitFabrik) are partnering to introduce Mosh, a Brazil-based agency. Gravena stated that the agency will focus on finding “new ways to connect brands and consumers through technology." Gravena and Estêvão realized their mutual desire to develop a more relevant agency model after working together at Isobar. "The market is being transformed in the midst of a dilemma between tech consultants and traditional agencies," says Estêvão. Mosh is a response, "uniting advertising experience with technological development processes." The agency launches with a team of programmers, creatives, and ...
  • Zac Painter Joins The Variable
    The Variable, based in Winston-Salem, has hired former EP+Co. senior vice president and group account director, Zac Painter, as director of account management. The agency has also promoted David Jones to vice president, creative director.  Painter spent eight years at EP+Co. managing major accounts such as Denny’s, Sears Auto Center, Dunkin’ Donuts and Firehouse Subs. Most recently, Painter was vice president, head of marketing, at Fatz Southern Kitchen.   With his promotion to vice president, creative director, Jones will direct the agency’s creative process and execution. He was most recently associate creative director at the agency and has ...
  • VML Adds Talent In Atlanta, Chicago
    Roy Torres has been hired as group creative director at VML Atlanta. He will help oversee creative work across VML’s Memphis, Atlanta and Bogotá offices. He began his career at Y&R New York, working on brands such as Land Rover, MTV, LG and Bacardi. He has also spent time at Droga5, Anomaly and Grey New York.  VML Chicago has hired Melissa Barany as executive producer. Barany joins VML from Energy BBDO, where she spent the last six years as an executive producer overseeing integrated global production for multiple SC Johnson brands.  Also in Chicago, Hilary Burns has been hired as ...
  • Consultant R3 Adds Agency Veterans to Senior Team
    Marketing consultant R3 has bulked up its staff with several new hires from the agency world including Senior Consultant Lana Tobengauz, a 20-plus year pro whose previous stints include stops at MDC Partners’ Assembly, Pubicis Media, WPP and Omnicom Media. In her previous roles, Tobengauz oversaw teams in client management, communications planning, investment and analytics. At R3 she’ll focus on the integration of ROI focused accountability, digital transformation and brand marketing. Iris Chan also joins as a Senior Consultant. Her experience spans both the US and APAC markets, and includes strategy and insights roles focusing on consumer-media insights, ...
  • Chris Foster Appointed President Y&R Asia
    Chris Foster has been appointed President Y&R Asia, to oversee the growth of its business and operations in the region. He replaces Matthew Godfrey who left the agency earlier this year and will report to Y&R Global President David Patton and be based in Singapore.  Foster joins Y&R after spending nearly two decades at Publicis Groupe companies, most recently serving as President, Global Clients for the Groupe. Previously, Foster held senior leadership positions with Saatchi & Saatchi as Worldwide Chief Operating Officer and Chairman and Regional CEO, Asia Pacific and Greater China.  Foster also served for three years as CEO ...
  • Hellickson Named Managing Director At Laundry Service
    Laundry Service, the full-service marketing agency with offices in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and London, has promoted Amy Hellickson to managing director. Hellickson was previously vice president of client services, West Coast, a post in which she led client partnerships and team management for west coast accounts including Amazon, T-Mobile and others. In her new role, Hellickson will oversee the company’s global accounts, and provide broader operational leadership across Laundry Service’s six offices. The agency’s client roster also includes Jordan Brand, Nike and Beats by Dre and in October pizza brand Papa John’s appointed the firm its new ...
  • Gyro Bolsters UK Management Team
    Dentsu Aegis-owned B2B marketing agency gryo UK has promoted managing director Kate Howe to CEO and made several additional moves to bulk up the shop’s senior management team.  As managing director Howe was credited for her “pivotal role” in integrating gyro within Dentsu Aegis Network after the latter acquired the agency in July 2016.  Succeeding Howe in the managing director role is Beth Freedman, a 20-year-plus industry veteran who joins from Saatchi & Saatchi Pro. She will oversee overall client relationships and the agency’s day-to-day operations.  Also, Ian Bell has been hired as chief strategy officer. He’ll lead the 12-strong ...
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