• 9thWonder Adds Three New Managing Directors
    Agency 9thWonder is promoting three executives: Sara Hoerner is elevated to managing director for 9thWonder/Los Angeles after having led the team there which brought Valvoline to the agency and spearheaded a $2 million relaunch of the Public Storage online presence. Lisa Hillmer-Poole is upped to managing director for 9thWonder/Denver after overseeing strategy for the agency’s technology clients for eight years. And Lisa Parker is appointed managing director for 9thWonder/Houston after being with the agency for more than 20 years.   “The faster we grow, the more we need leaders who can evangelize the agency and intensify collaboration between all of …
  • Midnight Oil Taps McNulty To Oversee Netflix Account
    Los Angeles-based agency Midnight Oil has appointed Caitlin McNulty to the post of vice president, group account director to oversee the agency’s Netflix account.  McNulty, who most recently co-led the Samsung business as vice president/executive client partner at Publicis Sapient, previously held leadership roles at Rosetta and Ogilvy & Mather in LA.  
  • Launch Taps Ex-Moxie Exec For Innovation Role
    Atlanta-based Launch is appointing Jerry Hudson as head of innovation and growth to help the experience design agency's roster of clients capitalize on emerging technologies and trends. Hudson spent five years at Moxie where he created the agency’s Future Experiences Group, established FutureX Labs and conceptualized the FutureX Live conference series. Most recently, as principal at Meta56Labs, he provided strategic solutions for emerging and future technologies in entertainment and media.
  • Nobox Hires Strategist Ortiz
    Miami-based digital and social content agency Nobox, has hired Ludwig Ortiz as head of strategy, a new position at the agency. The agency said the hire signals a major investment in Nobox’s strategy and planning practice, as it accelerates an ongoing expansion in the U.S. general market.  Ortiz has been a planner and strategist for agencies such as Energy BBDO, Mindshare, McgarryBowen, DDB and Ogilvy for clients like Kraft-Heinz, Disney, Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark.
  • The Shipyard Taps Vitturi-Lochra To Manage Scotts Miracle Gro Account
    Marketing consultancy The Shipyard has appointed Jan Alexander Vitturi-Lochra as account director on the Scotts Miracle Gro business.  In this role, Vitturi-Lochra is charged with managing the Agency’s relationship with Scotts Miracle Gro and assisting the client with developing insights, strategies and integrated marketing solutions. Most recently Vitturi-Lochra was a vice president at Havas. Earlier he was with  Starcom Mediavest in the UK and held various strategic roles in the U.S. at Starcom, OMD and Spark Foundry.  He’s worked with clients like Miller Coors, InBev, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, BlackBerry, Burger King and HP. While at Spark Foundry in Chicago, Vitturi-Lochra led …
  • Opus Agency Staffs Up Boston Office
    Opus Agency has appointed John Trianes global chief creative officer to lead and build the events and experiential marketing shop's Creative Studios. The new facility, based in Boston, will be designed to serve client creative needs across the agency. Trinanes will also work closely with Mia Choi, Chief Creative Officer for MAS Event + Design, the standalone experiential company acquired by Opus in 2018. Trianes was formerly head of creative at George P Johnson.Separately, Brent Turner has joined Opus as senior vice president, business solutions, a newly created role. He will work with Trianes in Boston and is also tasked with …
  • New Hires At Fine
    PDX design and branding agency Fine has added three new hires. Matt Noe joins as associate design director, having previously worked at Nelson Cash and Uncorked Studios, leading the design of digital, brand, and innovation projects for clients including adidas, Samsung, and Google Fiber. Hannah Peterson, formerly of Instrument, Jordan Brand and Nike Sportswear, comes aboard as brand strategist. Rachel Hauge has been hired as creative producer. She joins from Nemo Design, where she managed projects for clients in the active lifestyle segment including: MasterCraft, Oakley, and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resorts.
  • Maeda Named Chief Experience Officer At Publicis Sapient
    Publicis Sapient has appointed John Maeda Chief Experience Officer. The Publicis Groupe unit said that in addition to spearheading design globally Maeda will spend time on developing talent for the firm. Maeda joins Publicis Sapient from Automattic, where he served as the global head of computational design + inclusion.   He currently serves on the Board of Sonos, the Smithsonian Design Museum and Weiden + Kennedy, and is the author of five books including the bestselling, "Laws of Simplicity." Maeda was the recipient of the White House's National Design Award, the Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Award, …
  • Publicis UK Appoints First CCO
    Publicis Groupe is hiring Ben Mooge for the newly created position of Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe UK. In his role, Mooge will partner with Publicis Groupe UK CEO Annette King, to deliver the Groupe's “Power Of One” creative mission for clients. He will also be responsible for leveraging and nurturing the creative talent and output across Publicis Groupe UK’s agencies. The role is one of the first country CCO remits, following the appointment of Nick Law last year as Publicis Groupe global CCO. Mooge will work closely with Law to form …
  • Eleven Reorganizes Leadership Team
    Eleven is rearranging the San Francisco-based creative agency's leadership team following its November 2018 acquisition by Canadian marketing communications company Vision7 International. This new team precedes an expected expansion of both fresh talent and new locations.  To prepare for this development, Chief Strategy Officer Jarett Hausske is promoted to the newly created president position to lead the agency and roster of clients. His replacement Ryan Ku will join Hausske's executive leadership team as head of strategy and brand innovation. Having previously worked as an independent strategy and innovation consultant and also serving as managing director at Redscout, Ku will now …
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