• DDB NY Appoints Bisher Chief Creative Officer
    DDB has appointed Mat Bisher Chief Creative Officer, DDB NY to lead creative teams at the network’s flagship office. Bisher, a 20-year industry veteran, has held creative leadership positions at agencies such as McCann, BBDO, Deutsch and Burrell. He spent the majority of his career at McCann Worldgroup where he was most recently executive vice president and executive creative director. Bisher’s work has garnered awards from Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Webby, Clio, and ANDY.  Bisher steps in to lead the NY creative team as Lisa Topol and Derek Barnes leave the agency later this month. They joined DDB three-plus years ago from Grey.  
  • Skona Adds GM, Business Director
    Ad agency Sköna, has promoted Anna Andersson to general manager at the agency's Stockholm office. Previously she had previously been digital account director and a producer at the agency, which also has an office in San Francisco. The agency has also hired Stefan Nordin to serve as business director, Stockholm. Most recently he was CEO at creative marketing agency, Schjærven Reklamebyrå, based out of Oslo.  The 15-year agency veteran has worked with brands like  Nike, Samsung, Google, Hyundai and Canon.    Separately, the agency has hired Matilda Sjöberg as a project manager. Previously she was project manager at DeoDoc …
  • Tunnl Taps Wunderman Thompson Exec For Chief Product Officer Role
    Audience identification and segmentation platform Tunnl has named Vinita Srivastava as its Chief Product Officer. Srivastava joins Tunnl from Wunderman Thompson Data, where she served as vice president of product management, leading the development of products and solutions for leveraging first party data.  Previously, she was head of product management for West Monroe Partners and also director of product management and operations for Catalina Marketing. Launched in August, Tunnl, from Deep Root, a provider of audience-powered analytics for political campaigns and causes, provides brands and agencies with audience segments and targeting capabilities specifically developed for purpose driven marketing, issue advocacy …
  • Cramer-Krasselt Elevates Estes To Lead Its Chicago Headquarters Operations
    Ad agency Cramer-Krasselt has promoted Stephani Estes to executive vice president, general manager of the agency’s Chicago headquarters. Estes was promoted to associate general manager in January and will take over full management duties for the Chicago office from C-K's President and COO Karen Seamen who will focus on overall agency operations and new business. Seamen has held the GM role since 2005.  Estes joined C-K in July 2015 as vice president, digital strategy and implementation, and in  2017 was promoted to senior vice president, director of media strategy and in 2019 was tapped to oversee all media strategy and …
  • Duncan Channon Adds Three To Bolster Creative, Design Efforts
    Duncan Channon has added three new hires to bolster its creative and design leadership: Creative Directors Kelly McCullough and Jessea Hankins, and Design Director Darlene Gibson.  The new directors will report to Chief Creative Officer Michael Lemme and Executive Creative Director Anne Elisco-Lemme.   McCullough will be responsible for leading and winning new business and joins the creative leadership for the agency’s largest account, health insurance marketplace Covered California. She joins the agency after serving as a creative director at Eleven. She has held creative director roles at meal delivery company SunBasket and FCB and served …
  • Kantar Names Bacuvier Worldpanel Global CEO
    Media and marketing research giant Kantar has appointed Guillaume Bacuvier as Global CEO of its Worldpanel Division. Bacuvier succeeds Josep Montserrat who takes on the role of Non-executive Chairman of the Worldpanel business. Most recently Bacuvier was Group CEO  of dunnhumby Ltd, the retail and CPG customer data analytics company.  Prior to dunhumby, Bacuvier was at Google for more than a decade, holding a number of senior roles, including vice president advertising solutions, EMEA where he was responsible for all aspects of the core online advertising business in the region.  Kantar is owned by Bain Capital and …
  • The Marketing Arm Elevates Gallagher To Executive Creative Director
    Dallas-based The Marketing Arm, part of Omnicom, has promoted Laragh Gallagher to executive creative director of the agency. She was previously SVP of Creative and is the first senior creative appointment announced by the agency’s newly named Chief Creative Officer Harris Wilkinson.  Since joining TMA in 2007, Gallagher has led creative for new business, most recently helping to reel in one of the agency’s newest clients, Pernod Ricard, during the pandemic. She’s created award-winning work such as Wendy’s “Scare Thru” and been a key contributor to many other agency clients including Frito-Lay, American Airlines, Goodyear, Hilton, and Hasbro.  
  • Stagwell's Forward PMX Bolsters Senior Leadership
    Stagwell marketing services company, ForwardPMX has announced four new hires and six promotions of women in senior leadership roles.  New hires include Hattie Whiting who takes on the role of Chief Growth Officer for Europe. Sheila Hollins joins as senior vice present of Integrated Media and Felicia Zerrenner joins as vice president of Display. Kim Pezone has been appointed vice president of account management.  Promotions include Toni Box to senior vice president of Social, Sara Pollack to vice president of Marketing, Christie Frazer to vice president of affiliate marketing, global, Gunilla Huddleston to vice president of marketing, EMEA, Kim Davis to …