• Publicis Groupe Taps Lam To Lead Creative Across APAC, Middle East, Africa
    Publicis Groupe has appointed Natalie Lam as Chief Creative Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. In this newly created role, Lam will have oversight over the creative product as well as managing and activating the creative community across the regions. She will be based across Hong Kong and Singapore, reporting to Loris Nold, CEO Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Publicis Groupe. Previously she worked on Nike at R/GA, before joining Ogilvy One as regional creative director out of Shanghai in 2008. She then served as an executive creative director at McCann before taking on a …
  • Rutgersson Appointed Chief Media Officer Merkle Americas
    Dentsu-owned Merkle has appointed Liz Rutgersson Chief Media Officer, Merkle Americas, a new position at the company. She was previously responsible for Merkle’s EMEA media and planning practice and agency operations. Rutgersson is tasked with further developing Merkle’s data-driven, technology-enabled media capabilities for the Americas. She’ll also support new business efforts and be responsible for key publisher relationships, and the development of joint business plans with partners. Since joining the company via Merkle’s Periscopix acquisition, she has been responsible for launching the company’s programmatic, paid social, and integrated media teams, as well as building the foundation for …
  • Renner Rejoins Walton Isaacson In New Agency Services Role
    Walton Isaacson has appointed Jon Renner senior vice president/director of agency services. The position is new and Renner will be based in New York and report to agency CEO Aaron Walton. It’s Renner’s second tour of duty with the agency where he previously served as account director (2008-12) working with clients like Unilever and Avion. He subsequently spent six years at Marketsmith as executive vice president/business development and account management, overseeing the New Jersey Lottery, Remington Men’s Grooming, Sherwin Williams and several government accounts. Prior to rejoining WI, he was partner and managing director of Position A, a new business …
  • Ogilvy Appoints Soechtig Global CEO/Experience
    Ogilvy CEO Andy Main has rounded out his leadership team with the appointment of Steve Soechtig as Global CEO of Experience. In this new role leading the agency’s experience practice, Soechtig is tasked with tapping Ogilvy’s capabilities to deliver clients digital transformation experiences quickly and at scale. Those offerings include insights, commerce, design, CRM among others.  Previously Soechtig was a partner and leader at McKinsey & Company where he developed enterprise growth strategies for clients. Earlier he led the expansion and operation of Deloitte Digital's Experience practice in the U.S.  
  • Cartwright Strengthens Creative Team
    Keith Cartwright is building out his namesake agency with four new hires. Joining Cartwright as creative directors are Thiago Gripp and Suzanne Sherwood. Gripp previously worked as a freelancer at a number of agencies including TBWA/Chiat Day Media Arts Lab and R/GA LA. Sherwood has held a senior creative role at TBWA/Chiat/Day for over three years and also worked at Taxi and Mullen.In addition, the agency is hiring two alums from Cartwright’s former employer 72andSunny. Taylor Whitelow joins as copy writer and Chelsea Ceasor as design and art director.
  • FCB Chicago Names New Strategy Lead
    FCB Chicago has appointed Nicole Brandell as Chief Strategy Officer. She'll work closely with Kelly Graves, FCB Chicago President, and Andrés Ordóñez, FCB Chicago Chief Creative Officer, to lead the office.She has spent 20 years in the advertising industry, including roles at Wieden+Kennedy and Leo Burnett, and has worked for the past two years at consulting agency Material+.Brandell replaces John Kenny who departed in November after nearly eight-plus years to pursue new opportunities.
  • Kinney Succeeds Pedro As Ogilvy's Top DE&I Officer
    James Nicholas Kinney has been appointed Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Chief People Officer for Ogilvy North America.   Kinney will oversee all aspects of talent management, recruitment, learning & development, and wellbeing working with Jag Dhanji, who was recently appointed Global Chief People Officer, and Devika Bulchandani, who is joining the company as CEO of Ogilvy North America.   The WPP agency said that Kinney will also partner with leaders across the company’s global network to develop and evolve practices, policies, and programs to ensure Ogilvy has a strong culture of belonging.  Kinney succeeds Donna Pedro who joined …
  • Kinesso Creates Chief Client Officer Role, Taps YoungLincoln To Fill It
    IPG’s marketing intelligence company Kinesso has promoted Tracy YoungLincoln to Chief Client Officer, a new role at the company. Previously she was executive vice president/ global client solutions and success. She joined IPG's Mediabrands in 2019 as EVP/global data strategy and client solutions. Earlier she held roles at Publicis Media’s Zenith and Moxie.    
  • Engine Digital Builds Design Team With New Hire
    Engine Digital has appointed Mike Kingsborough as design director to be based in Toronto. This new hire is part of the agency’s plan to build a Toronto-based team in 2021 to serve clients on the East Coast and in Europe. Kingsborough previously spent five years at Huge, most recently in an Associate Design Director role.  
  • Digitas Adds BBDO Vet As Chicago Creative Leader
    Digitas is hiring Tim Mattimore as executive creative director, Chicago to oversee the office’s creative portfolio with clients that include Whirlpool, Mondelez, Mizkan and Aldi. Mattimore is also tasked with helping to shape the creative and strategic vision for the agency. He will report to Atit Shah, U.S. Chief Creative Officer. He previously served as ECD at BBDO Minneapolis developing campaigns for Hormel Foods, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Theirworld, 3M, Caring Bridge, and Protolabs.