• Character Opens Portland Office, Taps Bruyere To Run It
    San Francisco-based branding and design shop Character. Recently acquired by Dentsu Aegis, has opened a Portland, OR office, and has tapped creative agency and marketing veteran Chris Bruyere to run it as managing director.  Bruyere is tasked with expanding the shop's footprint in the Pacific Northwest.  Previously Bruyere spent six years as head of global brand creative at Reebok. Earlier, he served at several ad agencies including five years at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Also on his resume: stops at Wongdoody, Deutsch and Daily & Associates.    
  • Omnicom Taps La Grange For Account Side Talent Role
    Omnicom has appointed Torrey La Grange to the newly created position of chief talent officer of its global client leaders group. The GCL group is comprised of client leaders responsible for overseeing Omnicom’s top global accounts.    According to the company La Grange will work closely with each of the GCL leaders to “further shape and support their role” by expanding development programs, talent sharing platforms, recruiting strategies and more.  Peter Sherman, executive vice president of Omnicom stated, “Having lived on the front lines of account leadership and talent recruitment, Torrey has gained a deep understanding of both areas ...
  • Ebiquity Taps MediaVest Veteran For NA Management Role
    Ebiquity has appointed Christine Merrifield managing director of media, North America. She’s tasked with helping brands manage the performance of their media investments through measurement and will also assist clients in the selection and management of agency relationships.  In this newly created role, Merrifield will work closely with Bill Bruno, CEO, North America as well as with the Ebiquity Global Media Practice leadership team.  During her 11 years at MediaVest, where she served as president, investment and activation, she served on the executive leadership team. She spent about a year and a half at Turner in a sales strategy role ...
  • F&P Creates New Client Services Role
    Figliulo&Partners has appointed Natalie Troubh to the newly created role of executive director of client service. She will lead and manage all of the agency’s client relationships, including Vanity Fair Napkins, Seabourn Cruise Lines and CNN. Previously Troubh was managing director at Badger & Winters. Separately, F&P has tapped Henry Monsell for the role of executive director of strategy to lead strategy and planning across the agency's clients. Monsell joins from CR7, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo’s off-field brand. Earlier he held strategy positions at Y&R, Iris Worldwide and JWT.
  • Cramer-Krasselt Adds Media Director, Data Strategist
    Independent agency Cramer-Krasselt has hired Kristin Weaver, as senior vice president, media director to lead the agency's New York City office team. Previously Weaver was a managing partner at GroupM’s MediaCom. C-K has also appointed Courtney Perigo senior vice president, director of data strategy and utilization. He will be based in Chicago and an agency-wide remit. He joins from Moxie where most recently he was vice president decision science. 
  • Richard Lawson Appointed Managing Director At FCB Inferno
    FCB Inferno is appointing Richard Lawson as managing director succeeding Sharon Jiggins who is elevated to executive vice president, client services. Based in London, Lawson will be responsible for the account management department, focusing on client organic growth, as well as new business and heading up several client accounts. In recent months the agency nabbed several new accounts including Huawei Western Europe, AB InBev Global, and the Home Office. Lawson joins the agency from Anomaly where he served in the same role for two years leading accounts for Diageo, Budweiser, Beats by Dre and the BBC, before leaving to consult ...
  • Blkbox Appoints CFO And Brand Experience Manager
    Marketing agency Blkbox has appointed Brent Dial chief financial officer and Brandon Weaver managing director of brand experience.   Dial will oversee administrative, risk and financial management across the business. Weaver will be responsible for leading the revenue and clients including but not limited to Samsung, Marc Jacobs, The St. James and West Point. As the former CFO of Anheuser-Busch InBev North America’s High-End Business Unit, he was responsible for accelerating growth of premium imports and craft beer brands such as Stella Artois, Goose Island, Elysian, Golden Road and Blue Point. As the former COO of Bonotel Exclusive Travel, Weaver directly managed Bonotel’s supply and delivery functions, as well as the sales ...
  • Bradley Appointed EVP, Managing Director At Oberland
    New York ad shop Oberland has tapped Elizabeth Bradley to be its first executive vice president and managing director. In her new role, Bradley will oversee the accounts at the 20-person agency that recently added the No Kid Hungry campaign, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., PropelNext (an initiative of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and a.i.r. nyc to its roster. Previously Bradley ran the Balto Group which she recently sold.  She’ also served account-side stints at a number of big agencies including Ogilvy, Foote, ...
  • Colen Named CEO Of Newly Expanded Amp Agency
    Gary Colen has been appointed chief executive officer of the newly expanded Amp Agency, which has added  LA-based digital agency Blitz, 206Agency, an experiential marketing and branding agency based in Seattle, and Adlucent, a performance-based media and analytics company in Austin that will operate under its existing brand. Colen led Amp prior to its consolidation with the three other agencies, which are own owned by Advantage Solutions.
  • Graham Moysey Appointed CEO IPG Mediabrands Canada
    IPG Mediabrands has appointed media industry veteran Graham Moysey to CEO IPG Mediabrands Canada, effective Feb. 12.  Based in Toronto, he replaces Harvey Carroll who has left the agency.  Moysey will report to Jim Hytner, COO of IPG Mediabrands.  Moysey brings over twenty years of digital and media experience to his new position.  For the last five years, he held the position of head of international for AOL (now Oath), where he was responsible for all revenue and consumer engagement for the company’s non-U.S. business.  Under his leadership, the company doubled the size of its non-U.S. business.  Previously Moysey was ...
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