• Quigley-Simpson Adds Three Senior-Level Roles
    Quigley-Simpson is adding three new senior-level positions. Scott Marsden, previously with Parachute Home, joins as executive vice president/media and analytics to unite the firm’s media services and the firm’s data and analytics practice. Lothar Boensch departs WPP to serve as senior vice president, business strategy and growth to develop new client business, expand agency capabilities, and lead overall agency marketing. Stephen Blumberg exits Starcom to become the first general manager of the agency’s burgeoning New York office.
  • Travel Shop Adds Strategic Role
    Tourism marketing agency Development Counsellors International (DCI) is promoting Daniella Middleton to the newly created role of senior vice president/tourism. This position unifies the shop’s five divisions, including PR, business events and digital marketing, under one leader to better serve the agency’s roster of destination clients. She will also continue to manage the firm’s digital offerings.
  • Doria Named Global Chief Creative Officer Havas Health & You
    Havas Health & You (HH&Y) has appointed Icaro Doria Global Chief Creative Officer for the network. In his new role, Icaro will lead the development of the strategy and vision for the global network's various creative agencies as well as lead the HH&Y global creative council. Starting May 26 he will report to Donna Murphy, Global CEO of HH&Y. Doria most recently served as U.S Chief Creative Officer for Arnold Worldwide, also part of Havas. He will continue to serve as a member of the Havas Global Creative Council. Prior to joining Havas, Doria was Chief Creative Officer of DDB New …
  • Leadership Change At WPP Italy: Simona Maggini Named Country Manager
    WPP has appointed Simona Maggini Country Manager for Italy, succeeding Massimo Costa who the holding company said has decided to step down from the role. Maggini will retain her existing role as CEO of VMLY&R in Italy. She joined Y&R in 2003 and has held a number of senior management roles including General Manager Y&R and VML Italy, before being promoted to CEO in 2015. Maggini led the integration of Y&R and VML in Italy when WPP merged the agency networks in 2018. As part of the leadership succession, Massimo Beduschi has been promoted to chairman of …
  • GP Generate Adds Analytics, Social Media Directors
    Los Angeles-based independent media agency GP Generate has appointed Rob Tucker director of analytics. Previously Tucker was vice president/trading and analytics at ProgrammingAddicts. Earlier he was a consultant.  Separately Lizzie Clavert has been appointed social media director at the agency.    Agency clients include Lexus, Southern California Edison, and MedMen.
  • Dear Future Adds U.S. Chief Creative Officer Role
    Dear Future has appointed Anne Swan to the new role of Chief Creative Officer, U.S. to work across the design firm’s roster of clients including The Honest Company, Greenlight, High Ridge Brands, Reach and Ori. Agency co-founder Blake Enting holds the CCO role for Dear Future’s New Zealand offices. Swan earlier spent 13 years at Siegel+Gale, where she held roles including executive creative director for New York and global creative director for Procter & Gamble and American Express. In addition to her creative duties, Swan will head up the company’s sustainability practice and accelerate its “creative capital” model through which …
  • Mark Wenneker Eyes Next Move After MullenLowe Departure
    The well-regarded creative veteran is leaving the agency he helped revitalize in a period bookended by two disruptive socio-economic events: the great recession and the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The Community Taps Kline For Biz Dev, PR Role
    Cross-cultural agency the community has hired Anomaly alumnus Matthew Kline as its new executive director, growth & partnerships. He will oversee business development and public relations. Based in New York, Kline will report to President Luis Montero. At Anomaly Kline contributed to new business wins including NBCUniversal’s Peacock, Microsoft, Huda Beauty, and Abbott Diabetes Care , while also building partnerships with organizations like the ANA and AdColor. Earlier Kline oversaw new business at Zambezi.
  • W2O Adds Bryan Specht To Leadership Team
    Healthcare marketing group W2O has appointed Bryan Specht group president, transformation, consumer activation and marketing. In this role, he will expand W2O’s healthcare offering to include additional consumer-focused, tech-enabled and digital capabilities, designed to accelerate its transformation to a digital healthcare firm.  The company has made five acquisitions in the past seven months, including a deal for social media analytics shop Symplur last month. Specht most recently served as a key architect in the creation of ICF Next, a global consulting agency built by combining 10 different marketing, engagement and digital businesses. After working as Chief Growth …
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