AKQA Japan has appointed Terence Leong as executive creative director. Leong previously served as executive creative director at R/GA Shanghai.
Taylor is hiring Benjamin Robinson as the agency’s first Chief Administrative Officer to be responsible for oversight of operational and strategic functions. He’ll also have a leadership role in the agency’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Based in Taylor’s Charlotte office, Robinson assumes the full-time role following a consulting assignment with the agency that included his analysis of enterprise-wide initiatives in the areas of finance, operations, supply chain, business development, and human resources.
Angela Jones has joined ad agency Laundry Service as senior vice president/head of strategy. She joins after seven years at Wieden + Kennedy. She will oversee the Laundry Service Strategy team across all clients and will be based in Portland. W+K Portland, Jones led campaigns for brands like Omen by HP, Secret Deodorant and TurboTax. Earlier she spent time at 72andSunny, TBWA\Chiat\Day and Deutsch.
AKQA is naming Bianca Dordea as client partner in San Francisco where she will serve as the liaison between AKQA clients and agency staff. Dordea most recently served as executive vice president/client services director for Energy BBDO, focusing on clients including the Adler Planetarium, Avocados from Mexico, Champion and Ocean Spray accounts. Earlier she was CEO of DDB Berlin.
Havas Chicago has appointed Lilia Arroyo Flores as Chief Strategy Officer and Maisha Pearson joins as Chief Client Officer. Flores will be responsible for developing and leading strategy across Havas Chicago, Annex Chicago and Annex Experience. She was most recently head of strategic planning for Edelman. Prior to that role, she held multiple positions at Leo Burnett Group/ARC, leading global strategy and insight development for 25 brands in the P&G portfolio. Pearson will serve as executive client lead and will be responsible for overseeing all clients across Havas Chicago, Annex Chicago and Annex Experience. She joins from Burrell Communications Group …
Tasha Dean executive vice president and head of production at The Martin Agency has been appointed to agency’s executive committee. Her appointment brings 50% BIPOC representation to the committee. Since joining Martin in July of 2018 to lead the agency’s integrated production teams, Dean has grown those departments while expanding specialty capabilities. She helped to found SuperJoy, a creative studio and content hub that Martin recently invested $1.5 million to expand. Martin Agency CEO Kristen Cavallo said, “As a producer, she’s honed her skill of turning ideas into reality. As a prolific accomplisher, she’s taken her skills …
Havas New York has appointed Dan Lucey as Chief Creative Officer. Lucey, a 20-year plus agency veteran, joins the flagship agency’s executive leadership team, helmed by CEO Laura Maness. The agency said the hiring of Lucey “reinforces the agency’s commitment to deliver purpose-driven work to its growing roster of clients.” Lucey joins from agency Joan, where he was executive creative director and equity partner. Before Joan, he served as executive creative director at BBDO New York, leading a group that managed all Foot Locker brands, Guinness, Bud Light and priceline.com.
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VMLY&R Commerce, has promoted Manuel Bordé to the role of Global Chief Creative Officer expanding his remit to include global creative responsibilities for the WPP end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. Prior to the promotion he served as CCO for Geometry’s North America region. Effective immediately, Bordé has responsibility for global creative strategy for VMLY&R Commerce to accelerate the delivery of “Creative Commerce at the intersection of physical, digital and social,” according to the agency. He is part of the team that will launch the new company working closely with Global CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow. Originally from …
Ad technology and retargeting platform Criteo has appointed Brendan McCarthy as its new CMO. In his new role, he will lead the marketing and communications teams across Criteo's global markets and will be an integral part of Criteo's “transformation and innovation strategy to a Commerce Media Platform.” He was previously senior vice president and head of communications and product marketing for Nielsen Global Media. He’ll report to Criteo CEO Megan Clarken.
MullenLowe U.S. has tapped Chris Denson for the role of senior vice president/director of innovation. Denson will work closely with the agency’s strategy, creative, and Digital Experience Group leaders in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. Based in Los Angeles, he will directly report to CEO Lee Newman. Prior to joining MullenLowe U.S., he served as an advisory board member for HubSpot. He served in a similar capacity at SXSW and is the creator and host of the podcast Innovation Crush.