Saatchi & Saatchi London is appointing Sarah Jenkins, ex-chief marketing officer of Grey London, to managing director to set the direction of the agency across recruitment, talent development, culture, agency positioning and marketing. She will be working with Saatchi & Saatchi’s existing clients EE, Visa, Britvic, GSK, Marie Curie, Expedia, Deutsche Telekom, Kerry Foods, Mercedes, HomeAway and most recently, BT.
Interpublic’s R/GA has promoted Jess Greenwood to global chief marketing officer. She joined the agency in 2012 in a strategy role and most recently served as U.S. co-chief of strategy. The move follows several other senior appointments at the agency this month. R/GA New York added group executive creative directors Rick Williams and Marcel Yunes. Known for their work as creative directors on the Award-winning P&G campaign, “The Talk,” the duo will lead the creative vision for R/GA’s work with Verizon, Ally Bank, Beam Suntory, and other accounts. They’ve been creative partners for over a decade. After 10-years at BBDO …
WPP’s Wunderman Thompson has appointed Neil Dawson Global Chief Strategy Officer. He’ll report to Global CEO Mel Edwards and will be based in London. Guy Murphy, the current J. Walter Thompson Global CSO will be taking on a new role as Chief Strategy Officer, Global Clients. Previously Dawson led the strategy group for Publicis Sapient as Chief Strategy Officer International. His team was responsible for shaping the digital products and services, new business model innovation and the digital experience ecosystems for clients across multiple industries. Earlier Dawson held several strategy leadership roles at agencies including Havas London and TBWA London.
Publicis Groupe’s BBH Worldwide is promoting Joakim Borgstrom, the current Chief Creative Officer of BBH Singapore Worldwide Chief Creative Officer at the agency. He succeeds Pelle Sjoenell who is departing for the role of Chief Creative Officer at Activision Blizzard. Under Borgstrom’s tenure, BBH Singapore has produced work such as “Human Catalogue” for IKEA and “Battle Force Live” for Nike. Earlier this year, the agency launched the Nike Women Instazine, a sports magazine built for the social media generation. Prior to BBH, the Swedish native held leadership roles at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam …
Engine is promoting Don Simons from managing director, business development of the agency's insights group to CEO, Insights, North America as the insights business pivots into a more modern data and analytics-driven product suite. He replaces Oliver Rust, who moved to Hong Kong to oversee APAC for Engine. Before arriving at Engine, Simons had a lengthy tenure at GfK spanning more than two decades.
Dan Richards is jumping from the client side to join AMP Agency as group creative director. Richards will lead the AMP Seattle office’s creative and production studios, contribute to the agency’s thought leadership, while developing an updated creative approach to new business, and widening the firm’s experiential marketing opportunities. Richards spent the past four years at Columbia Sportswear as global creative director where he led all brand design efforts within marketing.
Mcgarrybowen New York has upped agency veteran Haydn Morris to global executive creative director for the agency’s United Airlines account. Previously he was executive creative director. Morris joined mcgarrybowen in 2004, when the agency was still a startup. In 2010 he led the creative that landed the United Airlines business. Last year
mcgarrybowen parent Dentsu Aegis Network won the bulk of United’s global media account.
Jay Highland has been named Chief Creative Officer and managing director of Chute Gerdeman, a design unit within FCB/Red. He will also serve executive creative director, brand experience at FCB. Highland will continue to lead creative within Chute Gerdeman, but now will also spearhead efforts to advance creative integration with FCB and its client roster and will collaborate with executive leadership to provide strategic direction for the agency.
Zenith U.S. is appointing Bryan Jackson as the agency's EVP/managing director, Atlanta. He replaces Mitch Scharf who departed for MiQ. Prior to joining Zenith, Jackson was CMO of Chispa House, a video production and original film company. Earlier he held leadership roles at OMD and MEC. Jackson will report to Linda Fitzsimmons, President, Client Leadership of Zenith, Moxie and MRY.
Publicis Sapient is appointing Kristi Erickson as Global Chief Talent Officer to work alongside CEO Nigel Vaz to develop and drive talent and culture strategies. Kristi worked at Accenture for 25 years, including leading HR strategy and delivery for over 100,000 people globally.