by Steve McClellan on Feb 26, 1:02 PM
Atlanta independent agency Blue Sky today announced that industry veteran Annette Sally has been named executive vice president. Sally will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s client relations and new business development. Sally previously was executive director of client services at 22squared, a role in which she oversaw clients including The Home Depot, Publix, SunTrust, Baskin Robbins, and Southeast Toyota. Earlier Sally was an executive vice president at Leo Burnett Worldwide, Arnold NYC, and Grey Group, where she managed global brand portfolios such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Edgewell Personal Care. She is credited with leading the critically-acclaimed campaign …
by Larissa Faw on Feb 25, 4:14 PM
MullenLowe U.S. is appointing three new directors to its Los Angeles office. Fabio Brigido and Chris Juhas depart TBWA\Chiat\Day LA to join as creative directors with Brigido also taking on the new position of head of art. And Pilar McQuirter, who has previously served at Havas and Leo Burnett, is the agency’s first cultural strategy director to transform cultural insights into brand campaigns. She will focus on Patrón, as well as new business. McQuirter will also be contributing to the growth of MullenLowe’s DEI efforts and programming in the U.S.
by Steve McClellan on Feb 24, 11:25 AM
IPG Mediabrands has appointed Fiona Johnston to the new global role of Chief Growth Officer. She has served as CEO UM Australia since 2017 and is relocating to London to take up the new post.
by Larissa Faw on Feb 22, 7:24 AM
The community has appointed Kash Sree as executive creative director for the agency’s Verizon account. He will relocate to Miami for the new role and help spearhead the community’s creative vision for Verizon, working with Joaquin Molla, founder and Chief Creative Officer.In addition to Sree’s work with Verizon and as a senior leader within the community, he will also serve as a champion for diverse creative talent and leadership within the agency.Sree most recently worked at gyro in New York and earlier served at Wieden+Kennedy, Pereira & O’Dell, JWT, and BBH New York.
by Larissa Faw on Feb 18, 2:38 PM
YML, formerly Y Media Labs, is strengthening its creative capabilities as the digital agency seeks to accommodate changing client needs. The 12-year old shop specializes in designing and engineering digital products and experiences, but increasingly these projects involve creative content. As part of the move, YML is poaching Shannon Walters from Salesforce for the newly created group creative director role based at the shop’s Redwood City, CA headquarters. Most recently Walters worked at Salesforce as senior manager, user experience. Earlier he spent time at AKQA in London, before relocating to co-found the AKQA Gothenberg studio to help …
by Larissa Faw on Feb 17, 3:20 PM
Publicis Groupe’s luxury brand agency Team One is hiring Jessica Sinn as director of growth to manage marketing and new business growth. Based in Los Angeles, Sinn will report directly to Kyle Acquistapace, executive director, communications. She previously served as director of business development at 72andSunny and led the team that won a number of high-profile wins including Pinterest, Pacific Foods, See’s Candies, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Marriott Bonvoy and adidas. Earlier Sinn was at Wieden+Kennedy for ten years. She spent eight of those years in Portland helping to redefine the voice of the agency, the overall approach to new business …
by Larissa Faw on Feb 16, 9:40 PM
22squared is rearranging its senior leadership team following December’s
restructuring that elevated the agency’s longtime Chairman & CEO Richard Ward to oversee a new parent company titled Guided By Good (GBG). Under the reorganization, Chief Client Officer Erica Hoholick will assume the dual roles of president and chief operating officer. The latter role is a newly created position within the company, and she will continue to report to Ward. Under her leadership, 22Squared will continue operating independently as a fully integrated, mid-sized agency, while advancing its relationships with GBG sister brands Trade School (content & production) …
by Larissa Faw on Feb 15, 2:31 PM
W2O has appointed Stephanie Garcia Chief People Officer to help manage all HR capabilities, including talent, culture and team development, diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational design, management coaching and performance metrics. She previously worked at Postmates leading its workforce as it scaled from 800 to 1400 workers, leading to its recent acquisition by Uber.
by Larissa Faw on Feb 9, 7:34 AM
Grey London is adding President responsibilities to Chief Creative Officer Laura Jordan Bambach in order to install a creative leader directly at the helm of the London office and in a key role within the network. Bambach, who joined Grey less than a year ago, will be supported by a leadership team composed of Raquel Chicourel, Chief Strategy Officer, Jacquie King, Chief People Officer, Liam Murray, Chief Financial Officer and Javier Campopiano, Creative Chairman in London and Chief Creative Officer Europe. A new managing director will also be announced soon to complete the senior line-up.
by Steve McClellan on Feb 5, 1:14 PM
Havas Creative North America has appointed Bria Bryant head of communications. Based in New York, she’ll report to Stephanie Nerlich, chief executive officer, Havas Creative North America. Previously Bryant served as a senior vice president at Publicis Groupe’s MSL where she oversaw the award-winning Procter & Gamble Feminine Care portfolio and served as a member of the agency’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and Strategy Center of Excellence. Prior to MSL Bryant worked at communications firms Footsteps Group and Haute Behavior, a boutique experiential marketing and public relations agency she co-founded.