• TBWA\Chiat\Day LA Elevates Costello To Head Of Strategy
    TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles has elevated strategy veteran Jen Costello from Group Strategy Director to Head of Strategy, a new role at the agency. She will report to Chief Strategy Officer Simon Wassef who is taking on an expanded role focused on increasing the agency’s current strategic capabilities and growing the agency’s client roster.  Costello joined the agency in 2013 and is credited with playing a key role in building the department, bringing a refreshed strategic approach to an array of clients and contributing to the agency’s recent new business success including Agency Of Record wins for Blue Diamond Almonds and online investing platform Robinhood.  In her new …
  • Johannes Leonardo Adds Three Creative Directors
    Johannes Leonardo has expanded its creative department with the addition of three creative directors, Alice Blastorah, Ray Smiling and Dan Grech. Blastorah joins Johannes Leonardo following three years at Saatchi and Saatchi Los Angeles where she crafted multiple-award winning campaigns for Toyota Global Olympics and Paralympics. Over the course of her career Blastorah has held Art Director roles at Deutsch LA and BBDO part of creative teams for clients including Volkswagen, Target, and Pepsico.   Smiling arrives from BBDO where he worked on Foot Locker.Earlier he served at Droga5 where he was part of the creative team on the Under Armour …
  • Mirum U.S. Adds CCO
    Mirum U.S. is appointing Brian Morris as the newly created Chief Creative Officer to lead the U.S. creative department on major clients, including Qualcomm and Mazda. He formerly worked at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). 
  • Targetspot Expands NA Sales Leader Duties
    Targetspot is expanding the duties of Dominick Milano to oversee the digital audio solutions platform's sales teams and activities in the U.S. and Canada. Milano's new responsibilities as senior vice president of sales and business development, North America follows Laurane Delcroix’s departure to become Targetspot’s new country manager in Spain and Portugal. He first joined the company earlier this year as vice president, business development, NA.
  • FCB Chicago Bolsters In-House Team
    FCB Chicago is hiring Erika Pflederer as senior vice president, managing director of the agency's in-house production studio Lord + Thomas to oversee business growth. She previously served as a group managing director of production at mcgarrybowen.
  • Mirum U.S. Expands C-Suite With CCO Hire
    Mirum, part of WPP’s Wunderman, has hired former PwC Experience Center, Group Creative Director Brian Morris, as Chief Creative Officer in the U.S. Morris will lead the U.S. creative department on major clients such as Qualcomm and Mazda, having previously worked with brands such as Target and Patron. Morris will be based out of Chicago. His appointment follows the recent hiring of Nathan Denton as Group Creative Director earlier this month.
  • Rix Named Global Marketing Chief At BBDO Worldwide
    Crystal Rix, Chief Strategy Officer at BBDO New York, will become Global Chief Marketing Officer for BBDO Worldwide, in addition to her current role.   In her new post Rix will play a central role in business development and in helping to shape the agency’s offering.   She has been with BBDO for 15 years.  Prior to being named Chief Strategy Officer of BBDO New York, she served as director of business development and as planning lead on multiple accounts including Mars and AT&T.   “We’ve never had a Global Chief Marketing Officer before,” stated Andrew Robertson, president …
  • Geometry Taps Munk For NA Strategy Role
    WPP commerce agency Geometry has hired Curt Munk as Chief Strategy Officer for North America. Previously Munk served at FCB/RED as executive vice president, head of strategy. He’s worked with companies like Samsung, Walmart and Coca-Cola.
  • Grey Adds Global CMO Role
    Cory Berger is joining Grey as its first Worldwide Chief Marketing Officer. Berger will be responsible for driving Grey's growth across the global network.  Berger joins Grey from independent creative agency, Pereira O’Dell.  Over the past six years, as Managing Director, he established and led its New York operation. At Grey Berger will lead the planning, development and execution of the agency's marketing, reputation management and multinational new business efforts. The goal:  communicate Grey's "Famously Effective" brand positioning and capabilities to all key audiences, internally and externally. Grey Global CEO Michael Houston stated, "We've established this new position to advance …
  • MediaCom Promotes Three To Senior Leadership Posts
    The moves follow last week's news that the agency's Chief Operatiing Officer Toby Jenner has been named Global CEO of sibling agency Wavemaker. He's succeeded by EMEA CEO Nick Lawson.
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