Zenith is hiring Morris Martin, formerly with Sito, as executive vice president, data, intelligence, technology and engineering for the agency and its subsidiary shops Moxie and MRY. In this newly created role, Martin will be responsible for setting the overall “strategic vision” for the data and technology practice. He’ll also oversee product development and the expansion of data and technology capabilities in the U.S. He reports to Kathleen Dundas, president of data strategy and technology for Zenith, Moxie and MRY.
Creative duo Alex Booker and Philip Sicklinger are joining BBDO to serve as executive creative directors to handle the agency's Ford business in North America. They will be based in New York, but split time between New York and Detroit. Booker and Sicklinger have been creative partners for more than a decade, including stints at M&C Saatchi in Australia and most recently at MullenLowe U.S.
HelloWorld, part Dentsu Aegis Network’s Merkle, has appointed James Riess senior vice president/head of strategy & insights for promotions & loyalty solutions. Based in New York City, Riess joins as a member of the senior leadership team reporting to Chris Wayman, executive vice president/general manager, client services. Previously, Reiss was senior vice president/client services at Epsilon.
Rob Lenois is joining VaynerMedia as Chief Creative Officer. In this role, he will oversee the agency’s global creative product, reporting to CEO and Co-Founder Gary Vaynerchuk. Lenois joins from Grey New York, where he spent nine years, most recently as Deputy Chief Creative Officer. Earlier he served with BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi. “At VaynerMedia, we have a very different approach to our creative product,” said Vaynerchuk. “We believe in contextual creative at scale in order to drive business results for our clients. In addition, having creative, media and production all in house allows us to be one of …
Foreman & Bodenfors is appointing Yuna Park as the agency's engagement strategy lead to work across the agency's departments and client roster. She will be based in New York. Park previously worked at PHD Media to develop communications strategy for brands such as Audi and Ferrero. Earlier in her career, she worked at Anomaly, 22squared and MDC's Attention. Park replaces Kristin Maverick who departed in July to lead social at 360i.
Taras Wayner has been appointed Chief Creative Officer, North America, Wunderman Thompson. He will based in New York and will report to Shane Atchison, CEO, Wunderman Thompson NA. In addition to creative leadership duties, the agency said Wayner will partner with its data, technology and user-experience specialists to bring the agency’s expertise to bear across its portfolio of clients. He will also spearhead selected new business initiatives. Previously Wayner was Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi New York and earlier served as Chief Creative Officer of R/GA’s U.S. offices.
Republica Havas, Havas Group’s lead multicultural agency, has hired Jason Wolske and Danny Alvarez as executive creative directors, effective immediately. Based out of Republica Havas’ Miami headquarters, Wolske and Alvarez will report to Luis Casamayor, co-founder, president and Chief Creative Officer. In the newly created roles, the duo will lead the agency’s creative team across a roster of undisclosed clients. Most recently Wolske and Alvarez served as group creative directors at David Miami. Previously, they each worked at several different agencies, including Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, BBDO, and TBWA\Chiat\Day.
R/GA is adding Jennifer Mollo as managing director, client services and Elizabeth Thompson as executive strategy director to the agency’s Austin office following a handful of recent business wins, including Fritos and Michaels. Mollo previously worked at T3 while Thompson most recently worked at GSD&M.
Levelwing is appointing Jennifer Davidson as the digital marketing agency's first senior vice president president, business strategy to lead agency growth and expand its client portfolio. Davidson previously spent over two decades at XO Group working with brands like Nordstrom, Hayley Paige, Carolina Herrera, Kleinfeld, Anthropologie and the National Football League.
The Shipyard is hiring Sarah Matousek as director of talent to strengthen all aspects of employee development. Matousek was most recently director of human resources at e-commerce clothing line, Homage and earlier spent two years at The Omnicom Health Group. She succeeds Michele Bain who left the firm in late August for an HR position with Loeb Electric.