• Publicis Groupe Hires Mindshare Leader To Lead South East Asia
    Publicis Groupe is appointing Amrita Randhawa as Chief Executive Officer, South East Asia to bring markets in the region including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand under one leadership. Randhawa will start her new role on June 1st and be responsible for all the operations of Publicis Groupe in the South East Asia region, from creative to media, influence, production, commerce, data, tech and clients. She will be based in Singapore, reporting to Loris Nold, CEO Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Publicis Groupe. Randhawa is one of the region’s most accomplished leaders. Most recently, she was …
  • Dagger Appoints Phillips Head Of Client Partnerships
    Atlanta-based Dagger has appointed Carolyn Phillips senior vice president, head of client partnerships. The industry veteran spent 10 years at BBDO across its San Francisco, New York, and Atlanta offices working with brands like AT&T, Wells Fargo, and HP and more recently led creative and strategy development at EP+Co for clients such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, Bojangles and Morgan Stanley.
  • 3AM Names Tynesha Williams ECD
    Creative studio 3AM, a division of the Ridley Scott-founded entertainment marketing agency Wild Card Creative Group, has appointed Tynesha Williams as executive creative director. Previously Williams was executive creative director at Cashmere Agency Group. At Cashmere Williams led creative teams on entertainment and brand accounts including Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, HBO, Starz, TNT, FX, Coca-Cola and others. At 3AM she is tasked with integrating Wild Card Creative Group’s social team into 3AM, expanding the creative department, nurturing creative leaders and teams and growing the brand business.
  • DDB Taps Kaura To Lead Mars Account
    DDB North America is beefing up its Mars Inc. client team with the appointment of Varsha Kaura as global business director. Kaura will lead the cross-market teams servicing the Mars account. She’ll be based in Chicago and report to Justin Thomas-Copeland, CEO DDB North America. Previously Kaura was a senior vice president/client partner at Motista where she led client relationships for financial, brokerage and health care clients for the San Francisco-based predictive analytics company. Earlier she spent a decade at Leo Burnett where she was the account lead for Allstate Insurance and Brooks Sports.
  • Liquid+Arcade Promotes Nikki DePaola to VP/ Media
    Video-game marketing specialist Liquid+Arcade--FKA Liquid before a recent rebranding--has promoted Nikki DePaola to vice president, media. Previously she was director, media. In her new role, DePaola, a 10-year veteran of the agency, will share leadership responsibilities on video game clients such as Square Enix, Sega, NCSOFT, Nexon, and CD Projekt RED. Additionally, she’s tasked with continuing to expand the agency’s global workflow and client offering through international office development and inter-office collaborative processes. She’s credited with leading the recent high profile launches of video games “Cyberpunk 2077,” “Yakuza: Like a Dragon” and the remake of “Final Fantasy VII.”
  • Grey Names CEOs For Argentina, Mexico
    Grey Argentina has named Denise Orman CEO replacing Pablo Sánchez Rubio, who leaves the agency after 20 years of holding different management positions at Grey.Orman previously served as COO of BBDO Argentina for the past five years. She began her career at Young & Rubicam and has worked with brands including PepsiCo, Nike, Ford, YPF, Netflix, and SC Johnson, among others.Separately, Grey has appointed Coral Arnedo CEO of the agency's Mexico operations. He's been with Grey Mexico since 2016, most recently holding the post of General Commercial Director.
  • McCann Worldgroup Promotes Four In Global Branding & Corp Comm Group
    McCann Worldgroup has promoted four members of the agency’s global branding and corporate communications team. Bruce Stockler, Global Director of Brand Community, has been promoted to Editorial Director, McCann Worldgroup. Phillip Hess, Design Team Manager, has been promoted to the role of Director of Brand Operations. Victoria Park, Associate Director, Corporate Communications, has been named Corporate Communications Director, North America. And Alison Kelly, Designer, has been promoted to Senior Designer. Stockler joined McCann New York in 2008 as Corporate Communications Director. He launched the McCann Twitter feed in 2009 and was promoted to Global Director of Brand …
  • Proof Adds Creative, Strategy Veterans To Its Leadership Team
    Austin-based agency Proof Advertising has added two agency veterans to its leadership team. Craig Markus has been named executive creative director and John Kottmann joins as Chief Strategy Officer. The hires reunite the two with Proof Advertising owner Bryan Christian. They’ve worked together on and off throughout their careers. “COVID-19 has allowed me to reunite with John and Craig while allowing them to work from New York, where we have a growing team,” said Christian. “These two hires are critical investments in taking Proof to the elite level of mid-sized agency.” Markus began his career at Ogilvy and then served …
  • WT Names Chief Of Technology Business For LATAM Region
    Wunderman Thompson has appointed Glenda Kok as the Chief of Technology Business for Latin America. In the role she will manage and develop the Technology and Commerce practice throughout the region and support clients’ business transformation.   Previously Kok worked at Wunderman Buenos Aires for clients such as Cencosud, Unilever, DHL, Diageo, Dell, Citibank, among others. Before joining Wunderman Thompson, Glenda led an industrial startup for nine years. Neil Stewart, Global CEO of Wunderman Thompson Commerce & Technology, said Kok's new role, overseeing technology and commerce comprises "two of the most important growth areas in our business. Her experience …
  • Preacher Strengthens Leadership Team
    Preacher is promoting five staffers to senior leadership positions. Over the past year, the Austin shop has picked up business from the likes of Bestow, WeTransfer and Arcadia Clean Energy while expanding its relationship with additional brands under ESPN and Coca Cola. This is in addition to a roster of clients that includes Beam Suntory, Vital Farms, Fanta and The Container Store. Under the reorganization, Amanda VanAntwerp is upped to managing director. She'll focus on executing the strategic vision of the agency. The five-year agency veteran started as a brand director working on accounts like Venmo, Crate …
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