• Spotify Taps Agency Veteran To Lead Its Expanding Verticals Team
    Spotify has expanded its Verticals practice (part of its Global Agency and Accounts Team) globally and has hired Khartoon Weiss to lead the division. She will report to Alex Underwood, VP, Head of Strategy Partnership & Verticals at Spotify.  Previously, Weiss was chief marketing and client officer at Media Assembly, part of MDC Partners. Earlier she served at iHeartMedia, MediaCom North America, Grey Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather and BBDO.  Khartoon joins the Global Agency and Accounts leadership team comprised of Underwood, Angela Solk (Global Head of Agencies), Sean Kegelman (Global Head of Audience Solutions), Kayee Cheung (Global Head of Trading) ...
  • Dentsu Aegis Adds Sabogal, Promotes Two In Latam Region
    Dentsu Aegis Network has elevated two executives to top leadership roles in its Latin America region while adding a third executive to its ranks—Mauricio Sabogal, the former CEO of Kinetic Worldwide. Following six years of leading the Latin America region as CEO, Claudia Colaferro has been elevated to the broader leadership role of President, Americas Multicultural. She will be focused on enhancing Dentsu Aegis Network’s multicultural marketing expertise for clients, as the Network continues to increase its focus on the importance of diversity across the Americas region today. Succeeding Colaferro in the Latam CEO role is Julio Castellanos, who will retain current responsibilities ...
  • Two C-Level Promotions At VML
    Jeff Geheb has been promoted to the newly created role of chief experience officer. With the move, Geheb broadens his remit, extending into design thinking, computer-human interaction, experience design and user experience. The agency said he would be “the visionary” behind VML’s entire global platforms and experiences practice.  The 15-year VML veteran was most recently chief technology officer. He’s credited with shaping many of VML’s client engagements and worked across clients such as Ford, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft and Sprint.  He’ll continue to be based at the WPP agency’s headquarters in Kansas City and report to CEO Jon Cook. Geheb is succeeded in ...
  • Senior Hires At Jellyfish, Barefoot Proximity
    Baltimore-based agency Jellyfish has tapped Sean McDonald for the position of U.S. Head of Client Services. Leading the company’s client service team, McDonald will help to develop staff and create process to ensure the agency is delivering top quality customer service. He will be involved with key clients as well as overall management of the agency. Separately, Cincinnati-based Barefoot Proximity has appointed Margarita Fitzpatrick vice president client partnership and Liz Martin joins as senior vice president, global digital client services lead.  The both report to Barefoot Proximity CEO Chris Evans. Fitzpatrick will be responsible for the leadership of Barefoot Proximity’s ...
  • Billups Taps Chisholm As Regional Director
    Independent out-of-home agency Billups has appointed Ryan Chisholm regional director of its Denver office. With 15 years in the industry, five of which were with Billups at one time as Director of Media, Chisholm is tasked with overseeing the agency’s office in Denver and developing business in the broader region which includes Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and Kansas. Chisholm’s appointment follows by a couple of months the addition of David Krupp, former North America CEO at Kinetic, as Chief Revenue Officer.
  • Senior Appointments At Tug, MiQ
    Two UK agencies are adding to their executive teams. Tug is hiring Trefor Thomas as global chief creative officer to focus on omni-channel offerings across all of the agency's operations. Thomas, a 20-plus year industry veteran, has held senior positions in companies such as SapientNitro, RMG Connect, Saatchi & Saatchi and most recently as CCO of loyalty agency, LIDA. The addition of Thomas follow's Eoin O’Neill’s promotion to Chief Technology Officer to focus on how the agency leverages its tech expertise globally across creative and media. MiQ is appointing Giles Ivey as CEO, UK in a newly created role to ...
  • Senior Hires At GroupM Canada, m/Six and Valtech
    GroupM has appointed Sebastian Rennie Chief Investment Officer in its Canadian Market. Based in Toronto, Rennie will oversee all aspects of GroupM’s media investment, including trading and partnerships, on behalf of its agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker and m/SIX.  Starting in July, Rennie will join the GroupM Canada Executive Committee, reporting to Stuart Garvie, CEO, GroupM Canada -- who was named to his role last September.  Rennie most recently served as Chief Investment Officer of GroupM Australia. His 11-year tenure with GroupM Australia included leadership roles with MediaCom and MEC.  Separately m/SIX, which backed by GroupM and The&Partnership, is appointing Ray ...
  • Wild Card/3AM Adds A CMO; Dailey Hires Chief Strategy Officer
    Tara DeVeaux, who’s been CMO at BBDO NY since January of 2017 is leaving to join Los Angeles-based  entertainment marketing company Wild Card and sibling creative agency 3AM as CMO. The 11 year-old Wild Card is run by founder Nick Temple and 3AM was founded as a joint venture between Wild Card and Ridley Scott’s RSA Films in 2014. DeVeaux’s experience includes a previous tenure at BBDO New York as an executive vice president and senior account director leading teams for brands such as HBO, Mountain Dew and American Red Cross.  She has also held account management positions at agencies ...
  • VML London Taps Keith For New Client Engagement Role
    WPP’s VML London has tapped Marcus Keith, for the newly created role of head of client engagement.  Keith was previously client services director at R/GA London, part of IPG.  In his new position at VML Keith is tasked with managing best practices across the agency’s client roster, including Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, Ford, Nestlé, Bridgestone and the International Olympic Committee.  He will also lead the agency’s Baileys global digital AOR account, which VML London was awarded in May after a final-round competitive pitch against R/GA and We Are Social.  While at R/GA, Keith was responsible for the client services discipline and running ...
  • Appointments At FCB West, Arnold WW and DDB SF
    FCB West is pairing newly hired Justin Moore with the recently promoted Mike Long to serve as co-executive creative directors of the San Francisco-based agency. Moore and Long will report to chief creative officer Karin Onsager-Birch, working across all of FCB West’s client roster. Moore joins FCB after two years at VB&P, where he oversaw the Audi account, while Long first joined the FCB team in January 2017.  Separately, Arnold Worldwide is naming Max Geraldo as its latest ECD.  Geraldo will be part of the agency’s team of top creative management and help shape ideas ...
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