• Kontizas Elevated To VP Technology At Mirum
    Demetrios Kontizas has been promoted to vice president of Technology at Mirum, the digital agency aligned with JWT (soon to be Wunderman Thompson).  Konitzas will take over as lead for the San Diego office and all technology disciplines from both that operation and Salt Lake City now fall under his remit.    He joined the agency three-plus years ago as director of front end development.  "Over the past 6 months, in the absence of this role, Demetrios has stepped up when I needed someone to step up,” said Amanda Seaford, who joined Mirum as ...
  • McDougall Elevated To Global Chief Strategy Officer At Rapp
    Rapp has promoted Shiona McDougall to global chief strategy officer a new role at the agency. She’s tasked with leading the Omnicom shop’s strategic efforts across the network which spans APAC, Europe and The Americas.  McDougall will retain her role as senior vice president/strategy for Rapp UK operations. She continues to report into Chris Freeland, RAPP UK’s CEO, while also reporting to worldwide CEO Marco Scognamiglio for her new global role.
  • 360i Taps Davis For New Search, Performance Marketing Role
    Dentsu Aegis agency 360i has tapped digital media veteran Jacob Davis to serve as vice president of search & performance marketing, reporting to senior vice president/head of search and paid social Jason Hartley. In this newly created role, Davis will be responsible for leading new business search engagements, bolstering strategic search products and partnerships, and publicly stewarding the agency’s search practice through thought leadership. Previously Davis served as vice president/head of search at the digital marketing agency iCrossing, where he managed paid and organic search efforts for clients.  Earlier he held management roles for a ...
  • VMLY&R Adds ECD To Chicago Office
    Executive Creative Director Aaron Evanson is returning to Chicago, the city where his career began, after working at in VMLY&R Kansas City, one of the agency’s principal offices.  Evanson will focus on the office’s lead campaign work for clients, including Kraft Heinz, Panama Tourism and Wells. He will work alongside VMLY&R Chicago Executive Creative Director Jeremy Schutte, who oversees platform work for clients, such as Northern Trust, and Group Creative Director Mariana Costa. Evanson’s work has been recognized with industry awards, including Cannes Lions, the One Show and London International Awards, among others.  While at VMLY&R Kansas City, Evanson led ...
  • DDB NY Raids Grey For Creative Talent
    DDB New York's new co-chief creative officer's Lisa Topol and Derek Barnes are poaching their former colleagues at Grey New York to join them at the Omnicom-owned agency. It’s the duo’s  first batch of new hires since they joined the shop in March.  Lance Parrish is appointed executive creative director after spending seven years at Grey, where he helped pitch and win Gillette’s global business, in addition to Bose, Advil, and Applebee’s.  Katie Jensen and Ani Munoz are named group creative directors having also worked for three years together at Grey working on brands such ...
  • Vogt To Head Business Development For Fuseideas
    Justin Vogt is joining Fuseideas as the agency's first-ever vice president, business development. In addition to client prospecting, he’s tasked with identifying services for the agency to expand and develop. Vogt previously worked at Pile and Company, Boston-based agency search consultant. He also spent nine years with Connelly Partners as chief marketing officer and director, business development. 
  • MightyHive Taps WPP Veteran To Help Expand Its APAC Offering
    Programmatic buying agency MightyHive is appointing Jakub Otrzsek as director of analytics, APAC to be responsible for building out the ad tech platform's data program in the APAC region, as well as train clients and offer analytics consulting.  Otrzsek previously served as lead web analyst for Datalicious, where he led the shop's Google Web Analytics team distributed across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Otrzsek, interestingly, used to work at Cognifide, a WPP marketing technology consultancy, helping brands like Shell, Ford, Penguin, and Random House. Former WPP CEO Martin Sorrell’s new company, S4 Capital is reportedly in the bidding to acquire ...
  • Vistar Appoints New Publisher Partnerships Head
    Digital OOH specialist Vistar Media has named Chris Waterman as director, publisher partnership. Through Vistar’s programmatic buying platform, publishers can connect with buyers directly for both exchange and Private Marketplace (PMP) transactions and Waterman will oversee publisher partnerships globally, with a focus on the U.S., Canada and Europe.  Previously, Waterman was senior director of sales at Rubicon Project, where he led global efforts for digital out-of-home.    
  • Omnicom Precision Marketing Taps Singh For Marketing Sciences Role
    The Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG), Omnicom’s group of CRM and digital marketing agencies has named Jatinder Singh global chief marketing sciences officer. Singh will spearhead analytical innovation and thought leadership across the group which includes agencies Javelin, Organic, Proximity, RAPP and Targetbase. He will report to Luke Taylor, Global CEO, OPMG. Previously Singh consulted global marketers on CRM and analytics issues and also held roles at Havas Helia, UM, Wunderman and RAPP.
  • Cramer-Krasselt Fills Top Brand Planning Post
    Cramer-Krasselt (C-K) has appointed Erica Herman as senior vice president, brand planning for the agency’s New York office, replacing long-time C-Ker Jasmine Dadlani who went to McKinney earlier this year. Herman has more than 19 years of experience, including seven years at Publicis New York as group planning director across several Proctor and Gamble brands. She has been responsible for leading strategy for brands, including Metamucil, Stella Artois, Regent Hotels, Tampax and Got Milk?
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