• Lucey Named ECD, Equity Partner At Joan Creative
    Joan Creative has appointed veteran creative director Dan Lucey as executive creative director and equity partner. In this new role, Lucey will work with co-founder and chief creative officer Jaime Robinson and co-founder and CEO Lisa Clunie on the development and leadership of the creative team. He’s also tasked with helping to drive growth for the two-year-old agency and its clients. Lucey joins Joan from BBDO New York where he spent the past six years as executive creative director, leading the Foot Locker, Priceline, and Guinness accounts. Prior to that, Lucey ran the Google and Comcast accounts at Goodby, Silverstein ...
  • MediaCom Taps Accenture Veteran For Chief Client Officer Role
    Bhavana Smith, a senior executive at the consultancy Accenture has joined MediaCom USA as Chief Client Officer.  She reports to MediaCom USA CEO, Sasha Savic. Smith joins MediaCom after 6 ½ years at the consultancy where in her role as the global lead of client development, she was responsible for evaluating agency performance and optimizing clients’ media spend and agency model, team structure, contract, KPIs and compensation. Her work was designed  to increase trust and transparency in the client-agency relationship.  In her new role at MediaCom, she will lead all client account teams, with a focus on delivering meaningful results and ensuring ...
  • Nayyar Named CEO Havas Media Southeast Asia
    Havas Group has promoted Anita Nayyar to the CEO of Havas Media Southeast Asia, a new role at the agency. The agency has a plan to accelerate growth in the region and she is tasked overseeing its implementation. Hayyar will retain her role as CEO of Havas Media India, a post she has had since joining the agency in 2007.   According to the agency, Nayyar will work closely with regional and local leadership to drive agency management, new business and local client strategy with a sharpened focus on driving growth leveraging Havas Group’s integrated abilities. Nayyar will report to ...
  • Landor Adds New Chairman Position
    Peter Knapp, chief creative officer at WPP’s Landor, is adding the title of chairman. The 25-year veteran of the branding and design agency will work with CEO Jane Geraghty to further develop Landor’s key offerings, primarily in service design, branded technology, and innovation. He will continue to work with the global management team to drive the creative direction for the company and remain actively involved with clients.  “The position was created to recognize Peter’s many years of service and dedication to the agency and to expand his role in developing Landor’s strategic direction as it grows its key offerings in ...
  • Liquid Agency Adds Rowlison As President
    Liquid Agency is appointing Christopher Rowlison as president, succeeding Scott Gardner, who will remain CEO of the agency he co-founded in 2000. Rowlison will be responsible for top-line growth of the agency, focusing on client experience and strategic offerings while Gardner will focus on agency vision, leadership of the executive team, strategic partnerships and working with the agency's global advisors.  "Our one-of-a-kind approach to helping our clients transform their brands by aligning their culture with their employees and customers is in great demand, and we are looking at Christopher to accelerate our growth," says Gardner.  Rowlison has spent the past ...
  • FCB Montreal Adds New Head of Creative
    FCB Montreal is appointing Sylvain Dufresne as vice president, head of creative to oversee the agency's creative department. Dufresne will also lead creative on brands including  Air Canada, BMO, Belairdirect, BMW and the recently awarded Home Depot. The 15-year veteran held similar roles at Ig2 and Publicis, where he has been credited with landing six new business pitches for Publicis Montreal in the past 12 months. His prior client experience includes La crème, La Cage, and Le Parc Olympique, Life Saving Society and relaunching Maxi’s with Martin Matte. This newly created role comes a year after FCB appointed Samia Chebeir ...
  • D&G Expands Kia Creative Team
    David&Goliath is hiring three senior agency veterans to round out the agency's Kia Motors creative team.  Mark Koelfgen replaces executive creative director Gustavo Sakis but with the dual title of ECD/copywriter. He’ll oversee creative on Kia Motors. His career accolades at Ogilvy New York include writing the most-viewed IBM commercial ever (for the Oscars telecast) starring Carrie Fisher as well as writing Ford's "Unstuck" Super Bowl commercial that was ranked #9 by USA Today’s Super Bowl Ad Meter.  Marc Schwarzberg, ex-Crispin Porter + Bogusky, joins as executive creative director and the agency's first-ever head of art to lead design and ...
  • Havas Formula Forms Executive Leadership Team
    Havas Group PR shop Havas Formula has formed a new executive leadership team that will be focused on contributing to the firm’s service offering, expanding its geographic footprint and building the brand for long-term sustainability.  “These individuals were selected for the ELT based on their history of success – both in terms of managing client programs and providing leadership to staff – and their ability to drive the agency’s continued growth in the years to come,” stated Michael Olguin, CEO of Havas Formula.  Alexis McCance, a 19-year veteran of the agency, has been promoted from senior vice president ...
  • Promotions At MARC USA And Stun While GPJ Adds A VP
    MARC USA is elevating Snake Roth from executive producer to director of integrated production with oversight of all broadcast TV, digital video, radio, print, and social content.  Her leadership role is notable as agencies strive for greater minority and gender diversity and equality within staff and management ranks. Roth has played an industry role in that effort. Two years ago, she co-founded KnowNo, a movement to bring greater awareness and understanding of sexual consent, well in advance of #MeToo and #TimesUp. KnowNo has spread globally through social media and been adopted for use on numerous campuses by My Sister’s Keeper ...
  • R/GA New York Appoints Patel To New Tech Management Role
    R/GA New York has appointed Preeti Patel senior vice president/technology, a new role at the agency.  Patel is tasked with managing technology strategy, delivery, and innovation across R/GA New York’s client roster. Patel will report to Global Chief Technology Officer Nick Coronges and New York Managing Director Robin Forbes.  Patel comes to R/GA from Rauxa, where she was vice president/technology.  Prior to Rauxa, Patel served as senior director of technology at Huge, where she led work for clients including Thomson Reuters, Verizon, Morgan Stanley and Exxon Mobil. Earlier she was vice president/product development at the Marlin Company.  
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