In-house specialist agency Oliver has boosted its global senior leadership with the addition of Richard Stainer, who has been appointed CEO, global clients. Stainer’s appointment follows the recent acquisition of Oliver’s parent firm, Inside Ideas Group, by You & Mr Jones, founded by former Havas Group CEO David Jones a few years back. Stainer is tasked with expanding Oliver’s in-house service to global brand clients. He will report to Simon Martin, founder and CEO of Oliver and Inside Ideas Group. He brings two decades’ worth of leadership experience in global advertising and communications, most recently as Partner and Global Head of …
Big Spaceship is hiring Layne Harris as senior vice president creative technology & innovation to work across the emerging tech spectrum from both a consultative and execution perspective, concentrating heavily on voice, AR/MR, and hardware/IoT. He was previously with 3601.Laura Breines is elevated from SVP director client services to managing director to lead agency clients, including JetBlue, Sony and Brightstar, as well as oversee account and production and key operational functions.
Mike Toofer departs The Many to join MOCEAN as svp/growth to set the vision and strategy for all new business initiatives as the agency continues to expand beyond its core entertainment sector. The position is new. Erica Coates, ex-Digital Kitchen, joins as executive producer to evolve the company’s social and digital offering. Both report to President Michael McIntyre.
The Shipyard is appointing John Sydnor as the agency's first Chief Growth Officer to be responsible for maximizing sales, profits, market share, and stakeholder value for the company. He previously led efforts in data analytics, predictive modeling, digital asset management, digital transformation and consulting for companies including IBM, Oracle, Apple Computer, Publicis, and Morgan Stanley. He also has financial experience in investment banking, wealth management including a leadership position at a hedge fund and private equity firm.
George Rogers is leaving WPP to serve as Refinery29's chief development officer. He’s tasked with leading new business strategy and building large-scale client partnerships. He previously served as Chief Revenue Officer at WPP, where he helped to secure global accounts including British Airways, Pfizer, Mazda and Johnson & Johnson, among others. He also helped to build Global Team Blue, WPP’s dedicated Ford agency.
Peter Mayer is hiring Fernanda Burgel as creative director to strengthen the New Orleans-based agency's multicultural and diversity messaging. Previously at Walton Isaacson, she has experience in creating and leading campaigns for Hispanic, Black and LGBTQ+ markets for brands like Lexus USA and Coca-Cola.
Multi-cultural agency the community is appointing Billy Boulia as the newly created group connections director to work across integrated accounts in Miami, New York, and San Francisco, including clients like Verizon, Magic Leap, and Mondelez. He will also be tasked with building out the agency's social labs offering. Boulia previously worked at Digitas North America, where he oversaw paid and owned media strategy for brands including PepsiCo, Macy’s and Delta Airlines.
McCann has added two senior creatives to the New York team, and has promoted two current creative directors to senior leadership positions. Executive creative directors Dan Donovan and Wayne Best have been promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Creative Officers. Andrea Gustafson has joined as design director and Gabrielle Shirdan has joined as creative director. Donovan, Best and Gustafson will share creative oversight of the agency’s dedicated Verizon unit. Gustafson brings 18 years of experience in design and advertising to McCann from agency roles in six countries. She held lead creative/design positions at JWT Metro, R/GA, Havas, Co:Collective, Johannes Leonardo, and Anomaly. …
Rauxa is expanding its health category expertise with the appointment of Karl Tiedemann as executive vice president, director of health and wellness for the independent and female-owned agency. Tiedemann, a veteran healthcare agency executive, is tasked with expanding the company’s profile in that sector. Previously Tiedemann was executive vice president of client services at ghg/Greyhealth group. He served the same role with Razorfish Health after the company merged with Rosetta, of which he was a partner. Previously, he spent time in roles at Wishbone-ITP, FCB Health, LLNS, and McCann-Erickson World Health. …
Digital marketing firm New Engen has hired former Amazon executive Ryan Turner as vice president marketing to oversee all marketing and communications programs, including brand and partnership strategies, positioning and messaging, as well as consulting with key enterprise clients. Turner previously served as Amazon’s global head of integrated social media. Earlier he was vice president of global digital engagement at Starbucks.