• Marketsmith Expands Client Performance Department
    Suzanne Ciamillo and Michele Bavitz have joined Marketsmith’s client performance department. Each will manage a portfolio of agency clients and report to newly named President Rob Bochicchio. Ciamillo and Bavitz come from the client side and agency side, respectively. Ciamillo was previously with AT&T, where she was a director for digital performance in the company's entertainment and mobility services. Bavitz joins from Theorem Inc., where she was engagement manager for digital agencies using Theorem as their backroom for digital analytics.
  • Lubin Signs With Hey Wonderful
    Comedy director Brad Lubin has signed on with production company Hey Wonderful for his first stint directing commercials in North America. Lubin’s recent work includes spots for UK on-line real estate agency House Simple (agency: The&Partnership London), and  Burger King (agency: BBH London).
  • Connelly Partners Gains New ECD
    Connelly Partners is promoting 11-year agency veteran Nick Bontaites to executive creative director. He'll lead the creative direction as well as serve as a senior creative counselor to clients. He reports to Alyssa Toro, Chief Creative Officer. 
  • Walton Isaacson's New Creative Leader
    Milton Lebrón is joining Walton Isaacson as executive creative director, effective immediately. He succeeds Jim DiPiazza, who left the agency last month. Lebrón was previously Chief Creative Officer of República Havas in Miami. He will now be based out of Walton Isaacson Los Angeles, leading all work for that office as well as for the agency’s offices in Chicago, Dallas and New York. In addition to República Havas, Lebrón has served as a member of senior management and creative teams at Ogilvy & Mather, Euro RSCG, Isobar, Edelman, and Lopez Negrete Communications, working on brands such as Unilever, Sony, Apple, …
  • Johannes Leonardo Adds Integration, Client Talent
    Johannes Leonardo has hired Ben Muldrew as the agency’s business integration lead on the Volkswagen account. He is tasked with ensuring a seamless integration and delivery of internal creative efforts across the group of WPP agencies working on the Volkswagen business. He joins from an 11 year tenure at TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served as the group account director leading the Nissan North America business. He’ll report to Emily Wilcox, Head of Accounts at the agency’s headquarters in New York. Haley Mazza has joined the agency as group account director on MassMutual, also reporting to Wilcox.  She joins from MDC Partners’ …
  • McGuire Elevated to ECD At VMLY&R
    VMLY&R has promoted Rosie McGuire to executive creative director, effective immediately.  As Cincinnati creative lead, McGuire is credited with playing a key role in the creative output at the agency.  Additionally, McGuire, supports creative from VMLY&R’s Detroit and Kalamazoo offices. Currently she partners with creative leads on Ford and runs Cincinnati creative accounts inducing Kroger and Blink. In her new position, McGuire will be adding Mars and Unilever ecommerce accounts to her remit.  She joined VMLY&R when Rockfish Digital merged with the agency in September 2017. Prior to joining Rockfish Digital in 2014, she held creative leadership roles at Possible and Powerhouse Factories. …
  • 360i Elevates Two To Executive Creative Director
    Dentsu Aegis Network agency 360i has elevated Piper Hickman and WeiWei Dong to the role of executive creative director.  Both are based in New York.  In their new roles, the two creatives will take on greater responsibility for driving business growth, as well as increased creative, strategic, and operational leadership for the agency’s expanding creative department.  The duo will oversee several accounts, including Oreo, Champion, 7-Eleven, and Mini.  Hickman joined 360i more than a year ago as group creative director.  Prior to 360i, she spent nearly seven years as a freelance creative director, working with top ad shops like Ogilvy, …
  • DDB Chicago Adds Capital One Creative Leader
    Omnicom's DDB is hiring Jon Flannery as executive creative director at DDB Chicago to oversee all creative for Capital One, one of the agency's marquee clients. He will report to John Maxham, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Chicago. Flannery previously held a similar role at FCB Chicago. Earlier in his career, he worked at both the creative and production departments at FCB’s Toronto office.
  • Two Promoted Among The Many
    The Many (FKA Mistress) has promoted Kylie Wu to brand director to lead the agency's brand team and integrated offering. Adam Wagner has been elevated to associate creative director. Previously he was a copywriter. These promotions follow a series of managing director appointments at the agency earlier this year.
  • Swift Taps Brooks For Head Of Production Role
    Creative agency Swift, based in Portland, OR, has hired Frank Brooks as head of production, as the agency continues to expand its offering beyond a core expertise in social.  Brooks has worked for a number of high-profile creative agencies including AKQA, Argonaut, GS&P and Wieden+Kennedy. He’s also worked on the client side for Nike and Apple.  He will report to Chief Production Officer, Marni Beardsley.  
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