Accomplice is appointing Craig Mathe as the agency's first executive vice president to oversee delivery of client ad assets and to guide the integration of business operations. The long-time Austin, TX resident previously served as VP operations at T3 and earlier worked in management at Frog, Razorfish, Schematic, and UPS.
LA agency The Many is reshuffling its strategy team to enable founding partner, strategy, Christian Jacobsen, to focus on growth and brand building of the agency itself. The agency changed its name change from Mistress to The Many earlier this year. Under this new realignment, Melissa Cabral is upped from director of strategy to group strategy director. Kristin Busk shifts from social strategy director to the new role of director of social innovation. Reporting dually into brand strategy and The Many’s team of executive creative directors, the role is designed to blend Busk's experience engaging influencers and social strategy with …
WPP commerce agency Geometry has promoted Tyler Murray to North American CEO, succeeding Scott McCallum who is shifting to the role of North American Chairman. Previously Murray was NA president at the agency. He joined in 2018 after serving as Chief Strategy Officer/Managing Director of Chicago at TracyLocke. There Murray worked with Beth Ann Kaminkow, who is now Global CEO at Geometry. “I am excited to have Tyler at the helm at this dynamic time reimagining the potential in Creative Commerce,” stated Kaminkow.
Luquire George Andrews (LGA) is appointing Glen Hilzinger as Chief Creative Officer to oversee the Charlotte, NC-based agency's creative output. He is flying south for the winter as he joins from Leo Burnett in Detroit, where he served eight years as SVP/Integrated Group Creative Director overseeing the work of 30 creatives on accounts including General Motors and the NCAA. Previously Hilzinger spent time at Doner in Detroit and at JWT there working on the Ford Motor Co. business. He replaces Steve Dunkley, who was CCO for 10+ years before mutually agreeing with agency leaders to part ways a few months …
Allen & Gerritsen is promoting four members of its creative team. Both Pete Valle and Marie Rockett are each upped to senior vice president group creative directors from their previous roles as vice president, group creative directors. Chris Fernandez is elevated to group creative director from vice president creative director and Erin Arbaugh rises from senior copywriter to associate creative director.
AKQA's digital production studio Potato has named Perry Tell senior vice president, North America to lead the company’s growth throughout the region. Part of his remit is to develop new ventures and partnerships. Tell previously worked as head of business development and partnerships at Native.
Colle McVoy is hiring Sophia Wiener as the agency's first experience design director to shape the shop's brand experience offering and create innovative solutions for clients. She was most recently at Wondersauce in New York, where she co-led the experience team to create websites and digital products across various industries, including ecommerce, publishing and hospitality.
McCann London is appointing Jessica Tamsedge as managing director, replacing Sheryl Marjoram, recently appointed CEO. She previously worked at Grey as joint head of account leadership. Her client portfolio included Nomad Foods (owner of Birds Eye), GSK, The Tate and Pladis.
Hill Holliday is hiring Linda Bennett as managing director to co-lead the business unit with executive creative director David Leonardi. She is responsible for its total revenue and growth strategy. Bennett replaces executive vice president Scott Rabschnuk, who left to pursue new opportunities. Bennett will be based in New York and work closely with Leonardi, reporting to Hill Holliday president Chris Wallrapp. Most recently, she served in the same title at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.
IPG Mediabrands' UM is hiring Dawn Reese, ex-StyleHaul, as senior vice president, managing director of UM Studios, the agency's creative content unit. Reese will lead the agency’s team and practice across all U.S. offices, partner with client business leaders to create strategic business plans and oversee creative content strategies. She replaces Adam Puchalsky, who left in April, to work at GroupM’s Wavemaker.