Wunderman Thompson is appointing a new executive leadership team in New York just months after the NY-based shop laid off about 25 staffers in the aftermath from parent company WPP merging J. Walter Thompson and Wunderman. Under the new Executive Leadership Team, Sherine Kazim is named Chief Experience Officer to oversee the agency's Customer Experience practice and develop products and services designed to scale across the digital platforms and physical spaces. The 20-year industry veteran has been mostly working as a consultant in recent years, and her roster of past clients include EA, Google, LG, ...
BBH LA has appointed Ned McNeilage as the agency’s executive creative director. Reporting to BBH’s Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Pelle Sjoenell, McNeilage will serve alongside Sjoenell, BBH LA CEO Frances Great and Agathe Guerrier, head of strategy LA, as a key member of the BBH LA leadership team. Most recently McNeilage produced a series of campaigns for Apple at Media Arts Lab. He previously served as an executive creative director at CAA and creative director at Wieden + Kennedy.
Luissandro Del Gobbo is returning to Italy to serve as global executive creative director, Publicis Italy. He's joining the agency from Ogilvy Chicago. In this newly created role, Del Gobbo will oversee local and global Heineken projects. Del Gobbo began his career as a copywriter in J. Walter Thompson in Milan, before moving to D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli. He next moved to France working for the next seven years as creative director between JWT Levallois and Gray Paris. In 2012 he moved to the United States to work at Energy BBDO as vice-president creative director. He then moved to Ogilvy Chicago ...
McKinney is promoting 20-year agency veteran Lisa Hughes from Group Account Director to Executive Director, Account Management. In her new role Hughes is responsible for leadership and development of account management across all three of the agency’s offices — Durham, Los Angeles, and New York.
Genuine has elevated Jen Poirier from senior vice president client services to managing director in charge of the digital agency's team of experience designers, strategists, writers and developers. Poirier's client services position will now be split between executives at the agency's three offices in New York, Boston and Chicago.
We Are Social is creating a new People & Culture team as the global agency redefines its HR department. Lisa Bain, previously global HR Director, will serve as Global People Officer to oversee a 20-person team. In addition to the traditional HR role, the group will take on a broad remit including workplace culture, well-being, and promoting the agency's brand.
Dentsu Aegis Network Media has appointed Jonathan Scarpetta as Chief Strategy Officer for the Latin American region. The position is new. Scarpetta will report to Mauricio Sabogal, Chairman DAN Media & President of Amplifi Latin America. Scarpetta previously led communications strategy at PepsiCo beverages in Mexico (GEPP). He also worked on leading brands in different regions such as ExxonMobil, Holcim, L’Oréal, Daimler, SC Johnson, Clorox, Unilever, Henkel, Huawei, LG, Sony y Coca-Cola, among others.