• Grey Co-CCO Joins Headspace; MMI Taps Integration Specialist
    Headspace, the meditation and mindfulness app has appointed Caroline Pay as Chief Creative Officer, a new role at the company. Pay was previously Co-CCO at Grey London. She will report to Headspace Co-Founder and CEO Rich Pierson. Effective September 4, Pay will direct Headspace’s creative team which develops content, design, marketing and communications initiatives.  She will guide all creative activities including digital, experiential, and traditional advertising, as well as all marketing and public relations campaigns and initiatives. At Grey London Pay served on the senior management team of the 400-person advertising agency and was the creative lead on accounts including ...
  • Rapp Creates Global CMO Role, Taps Neal To Fill It
    Omnicom’s Rapp Worldwide has promoted Anne Marie Neal to the post of Global Chief Marketing Officer, a new position at the agency.  She will report to Rapp’s Global CEO, Marco Scognamiglio.  Neal joined RAPP in 2005 and, most recently, served as  president of Rapp San Francisco. While in this role, she’s credited with helping to attract and grow key clients. Earlier she was senior vice president, client services at Rapp’s Los Angeles office.  "Anne Marie is a leader who brings clarity to our clients about the changing landscape of our industry and their role in it," stated Scognamiglio. "She listens ...
  • Deutsch Hires Huge Vet Lefelt To Manage UX Ops
    Deutsch has appointed former Huge managing director of ux Todd Lefelt to head up the agency’s user experience design department. Lefelt will work across the agency’s roster of clients, overseeing all user design out of the Los Angeles office. He will report to Deutsch’s North American Chief Creative Officer, Pete Favat. Lefelt joins Deutsch after 11 years at Huge, originally in its New York office and then helping to build its Los Angeles presence. He oversaw all West Coast user design at the agency and has worked a number of blue chip brands to develop their UX strategy including Apple, ...
  • R/GA's Chicago Hiring Spree
    IPG agency R/GA has hired six new Chicago-based staffers to support its design, finance, technology, campaign, media and production efforts.  The new staffers include senior financial analyst, Hannah Gargulak who will work with the R/GA Chicago leadership team to analyze and forecast the business success of the office. Also, Gargulak will play a part in monitoring and reporting the financial health of all client projects. Previously, Gargulak held a financial analyst position at The Chicago Tribune and an accountant role at Schwarz Supply Source.  Others recently joining the Chicago team include:  Bryan Haupt, senior art director  Josephine Holmes, senior bid manager  ...
  • Droga5 NY Promotes Heymann To Chief Creative Officer
    Droga5 New York has appointed Neil Heymann to the role of Chief Creative Officer, with immediate effect. Heymann has been with Droga5 since 2009, joining as digital associate creative director. He was promoted to ECD in 2013. As Chief Creative Officer Heymann will oversee a department of 167 people and report to Founder and Creative Chairman, David Droga, who stated, “Neil represents the very best of our industry and our ongoing quest to innovate on behalf of our clients. Nine years ago, he joined us as our first integrated and digital creative, and it's no surprise that he has been ...
  • Mistress Goes On Hiring Spree
    Santa Monica,CA-based full-service ad agency Mistress has gone on a hiring spree after winning a number of new business accounts including shopper rewards app Ibotta.  The new hires include: Hanna Koh - Creative Austin Ho - Creative Jordan Rich - Creative Adam Valley - Creative Nate Stroot - Creative Madeleine Gould - Creative Elvis Sierra - Junior Creative Leslie Lechner - Junior Creative Kristi Hughes - Junior Creative Kiley DeNembo - Creative Resources Coordinator Bruno Guerra - Social Brand Manager Drew Jayhan - Senior Project Manager Tara Allen - Senior Project Manager  
  • C-Level Shifts At Havas, FCB
    Nate Woodman is returning to the Havas family to serve as U.S. Chief Data Officer to lead the 80+ team to deliver data-driven media strategies to Havas Media’s U.S. client roster. Based in Boston, Woodman will report to Colin Kinsella, the agency’s CEO North America. He replaces Michael Kaushansky, who takes on the role of president and chief data officer of Havas Helia, the agency's customer engagement and data agency.  As a member of Havas Digital’s global strategy team back in 2007, Woodman played an instrumental role in positioning Havas Digital as the first global holding company with a trading ...
  • Women Added To Leadership Teams At Four Shops
    Four agencies have strengthened their leadership teams with female talent. Fallon promotes Niki Dobratz from media director to CMO to oversee business development and growth efforts for the agency’s Minneapolis headquarters. She replaces Chris Lawrence who left the agency to pursue new opportunities. Dobratz’s previous position as media director will now be led solely by Andy Rhode. Before Dobratz was promoted to CMO, she and Rhode co-led the media department with the same title. My Friend's Nephew (MFN) has appointed Allison Brennan, formerly with 360i Atlanta, as the agency's director of insights and strategy—a new role at the ageny--to help ...
  • MXM, FCB NY Add New Talent
    Bill Hughes departs SapientRazorfish to join Accenture Interactive's MXM as creative operations director. In this newly created role, Hughes will be responsible for all aspects of the digital agency's operations including creative talent acquisition, retention and management. He will report to chief creative officer Roald van Wyk.  Hughes spent 10 years at Razorfish — which became SapientRazorfish in 2016 — starting as creative resources and recruiting manager. In 2010, he moved to the position of director creative services before being appointed to his most recent position as VP creative talent.  Separately, Adam Isidore jumps from Taylor James to become director, ...
  • Engine Digital Forms Director-Level Leadership Team
    Engine Digital is establishing a director-level team within the digital agency to provide an additional layer of oversight across the agency’s four practice groups: strategy, design, engineering, and delivery. Greg Ryder will serve as associate director of delivery and Ehren Graber is promoted to director of technology. The two join design director Peter Pimentel and associate director of strategy Eugene Huh who each moved into their respective roles in 2017. Each member will oversee project scoping, approach, and strategy in their respective areas of expertise. The group will ensure the agency's project teams, which work fairly autonomously, are supported in ...
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