TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles adds Michael Claypool, previously with IPG's Huge, as managing director to lead office operations. Simon Wassef, previously with R/GA London, joins as Chief Strategy Officer to help the agency reimagine former creative leader Lee Clow’s “Media Arts” philosophy to meet the needs of today’s brands.
Burbank, CA-based marketing agency Midnight Oil has hired Phil Eichenauer as senior creative director. Eichenauer will help evolve the LA-based agency’s overall creative approach across its Entertaining, Gaming and Technology verticals. Previously Eichenauer served as group creative director at gnet agency. He’s worked on accounts such as HBO, Sony and Google. Midnight Oil’s client roster includes Netflix, Activision and Walt Disney Studios.
Omnicom is adding more responsibilities to Audrey Melofchik's remit by appointing her President DDB New York in addition to her current role overseeing Velocity OMC, Omnicom’s dedicated Johnson & Johnson agency. She replaces 20-year agency veteran Chris Brown who announced he was leaving the agency in October.In her new role as dual President, she will have the same role and responsibilities at both agencies, reporting directly to Paul Gunning, President and COO of DDB U.S."When the opportunity to have Audrey lead DDB New York and become part of the U.S. leadership team presented itself, it was an easy decision to …
Firstborn is hiring Laurie Hollar as creative director following a string of recent additions to the shop’s client roster, including, Royal Caribbean, Flexport, Facebook and Foot Locker. Hollar previously served at VML She will work with and report to Chief Creative Officer Dave Snyder.
Joan is hiring Magnus Blair, ex-Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as Chief Strategy Officer to work directly with Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jaime Robinson and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Clunie on client strategy. Blair replaces Anibal Casso who left the agency earlier this year.
Laundry Service is hiring Allison Baker as creative director to oversee creative for clients Tic Tac, European Wax Center and High Ridge Brands. Baker was most recently at BBDO New York, where she created and launched global campaigns for Gillette’s shaving and body care products. North Carolina-based Baldwin& is adding Emily Lloyd Watson, who has worked on accounts such as BMW, AARP, Cheerwine, TRESemmé, NC Lottery, Boppy, and New Holland, to the newly created position of associate creative director. She was most recently held the same position in the Winston Salem, N.C., office of MullenLowe. Allen & Gerritsen is bolstering …
22squared is adding two new senior-level positions reporting directly to Chief Creative Officer, Matt O’Rourke, who joined the agency in September from Grey. Mara Evans joins as vice president to lead the SunTrust account after previously working at Spanx as senior consultant & creative director. Bowen Mendelson is named creative director to oversee Southeast Toyota's business after most recently working at Leo Burnett Chicago where he was vice president/creative director.
Partners + Napier has elevated Mike Baron to executive creative director in a newly expanded role where he will continue to oversee creative work for the agency’s health and wellness vertical, while playing a key role on the agency growth team and the operations team. He will also look to strengthen and expand the agency’s content studio. Baron first joined the agency in 2005.
Barbarian is promoting Courtney Berry to managing director to lead key client relationships like JBL Audio, L'Oreal, Panasonic Avionics and Ad Council. She’s also tasked with implementing the agency's strategic vision, and overseeing the account management and project management departments. She will continue to serve in her previous position as group business director. "She is the perfect person to lead Barbarian while we continue our active search for a new CEO,” said Aaron Lau, CEO of agency parent company Cheil North America. That search began in March after the departure of Cathy Butler who left to become CEO at Omnicom …
Programmatic shop Coegi has tapped Katie Kluba as the agency's first senior vice president of operations & analytics to lead the company’s programmatic, social advertising, data and analytics divisions from the firm’s St. Louis office. Kluba most recently held roles at Xaxis and Catalyst, both part of WPP’s GroupM. Over her career, she has worked with brands such as Dell, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi, P&G, Kimberly Clark and Allergan. This position expands the previous director of operations role held by Kelly Roberts who is now digital media manager at Build-a-Bear.