• Obviously Adds Talent Management, Sales Executives
    Obviously has added senior level talent to oversee its newly introduced talent management division and a growing sales operation.   Christopher Lukas, ex-Next Management, joins as talent manager to expand the agency’s relationships with top-level celebrity influencers, handling the full range of talent management services from negotiation to representation.  Also, Anne Hrubala, ex-The Young Turks Network, is named to the new role of vice president of sales to scale and manage Obviously’s growing sales team.
  • Deutsch Elevates Lehr To Executive Creative Director
    Deutsch has named Ryan Lehr as executive creative director for the agency’s Los Angeles office.  In his new role, he will continue to report to Brett Craig, who was recently promoted to the post of LA chief creative officer.  Lehr was tapped by Deutsch in 2012 to write and develop creative campaigns for key brands under the Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) umbrella.  Lehr got his start in advertising working reception at TBWA\CHIAT\DAY. He then landed his first copywriter position at Omelet and helped establish the agency’s LA office working on campaigns for major entertainment brands including Marvel, Activision, ABC, FOX …
  • David Curzon Joins Gyro London As ECD
    Dentsu Aegis B2B agency gyro has appointed David Curzon to the new role of executive creative director for the agency's London office.  He reports to gyro UK President, Emma Rush.  Curzon joins from Saatchi & Saatchi Pro, where, as executive creative director, he led the creative output across the operation, as well as working with other Publicis Groupe agencies on integrated work for clients including Vaillant, Edwardian Hotels, Visa and Oracle.  Earlier Curzon held senior creative roles at DigitasLBi and 360i. He has also held a creative roles at agencies in London and Los Angeles, including WCRS, Fearlessly Frank and …
  • Breen Passes Qnary CEO Torch To Carbonell
    Qnary, the digital reputation technology platform founded by former Madison Avenue luminary Bant Breen has promoted Ray Carbonell to CEO from global president. He succeeds Breen, who last month joined Harte Hanks as CEO. Breen remains chairman of Qnary.  Carbonell, a native of Barcelona, Spain, joined Qnary in 2012 as its first employee. In 2015, he was named executive vice president account solutions  and was promoted to global president in 2017. In the latter role, he oversaw Qnary’s business outside of the US.  “I’m excited to pass the day-to-day reins over to Ray as Qnary accelerates its growth,” Breen …
  • GKV Reshuffles Creative Department
    GKV is elevating Dave Broscious and Mark Rosica to co-creative directors, succeeding Jeff Millman, who has been with GKV since 1983. While Millman will continue his leadership role with several accounts, particularly with baby boomer and health care focused clients, he has turned over the day-to-day operations, strategy and oversight of GKV’s creative department to Broscious and Rosica. Broscious most recently served as creative partner at the Baltimore-based agency and Rosica previously worked as senior, vice president, associate creative director.
  • Wonderful Company Nabs BBDO Talent
    Tom Sann is jumping from the agency side at BBDO New York to join the Wonderful Company's in-house agency that operates as exclusive creator of marketing communications and brand experiences for such brands as FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, Wonderful Halos, JUSTIN, JNSQ and Landmark Wines, and Teleflora.  Sann will serve as executive producer, the most senior position in the Integrated Production department, to work across all of the company’s consumer and philanthropic brands as well as on internal video content. He will also partner with direct supervisor and agency chief creative officer Darren Moran to build …
  • Isobar Promotes Salema To Chief Creative Officer
    Isobar has promoted Ricardo Salema from executive creative director to the newly created role of chief creative officer.  Salema will continue to report to Isobar U.S. CEO, Deb Boyda.    In the new role, Salema will work more closely with Isobar’s other officers and discipline directors on growth and development plans while continuing to manage the day-to-day operations of the U.S. creative team.  He will work alongside Ng to align global creative initiatives and goals, such as raising awareness of the agency’s creative capabilities.  Senior U.S. creative leads and directors will continue to report to Salema, a 12-year veteran of the agency. There are no immediate plans to …
  • Elevation Elevates Two
    Elevation is promoting Carol Gregory from senior account planner and Marnie Martin to senior manager, operations and project management. Megan Bagli departs ICF Olson to join the agency in the newly created role of social media manager. 
  • The Many Adds Digital, Social Lead
    The Many (FKA Mistress) is promoting Todd Lombardo to managing director, brand & social in a newly created role.  Most recently, Lombardo served as director of digital and social and earlier in his career worked at Deutsch, Yahoo!, and Lowe & Partners. 
  • C-K Adds Tech Guru
    Cramer-Krasselt is hiring Jeff Kean as senior vice president, innovative technology director to lead a team of developers, creative technologists, UX/UI members working across agency accounts. This newly added role comes as 61% of C-K's revenue now comes from  digital, social and programmatic media.  Kean was most recently an independent contractor working with Zimmer Design, Qualcomm and Mirum. 
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