• Berman Promoted to Chief Creative Officer At McCann Health New York
    McCann Health New York, part of IPG Health, has promoted Stephanie Berman to Chief Creative Officer of the McCann Health flagship agency. Building on her three-year tenure with the agency, Berman will lead the creative team.  Berman joined McCann Health New York in 2018 as Executive Creative Director. For two decades she has focused exclusively on health and wellness, including CV/Met, infectious disease, mental health, oncology, and rare diseases, with clients ranging from major pharmaceutical organizations to startups bringing their first product to market.  Prior to McCann Health New York, Berman was a partner and Chief Creative Officer at The …
  • Mader Joins XD Agency As Head Of Creative
    The XD Agency, a specialist in the experience design space, has appointed Anna Mader as head of creative across the agency’s Atlanta, New York and San Francisco hubs. Mader joins from Freeman Company where she was an executive creative director and worked for over a decade in the experiential marketing industry.  Her most recent work included the launch of Amazon’s first-ever appearance at the NewFronts and leadership of several design teams for major Google events. She has also worked with brands like Adobe, AT&T, Intel, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Visa and YouTube.   She succeeds Cara Oppenheimer who left to …
  • 4A's Adds Dentsu's Freemore, Others To Management Team
    The new hires include SVP-media, tech & data Kevin Freeman who joins from Dentsu.
  • Melega Joins Doner As Global
    Ad agency Doner has tapped Tito Melega as its next Global Chief Creative Officer. Based in Detroit, Melega will oversee creative across all Doner offices, which also include Los Angeles and Norwalk, CT. He will report to CEO David DeMuth.  Melega succeeds Eric Weisberg, who left the agency in July to join Havas. Melega previously served as Chief Creative Officer at Hustle, a Los Angeles agency focused on helping brands optimize brand purpose. Earlier he was Chief Creative Officer at WPP’s dedicated Ford agency GTB. A native of Argentina, Melega has also worked with agencies including TBWA\Chiat\Day, BBDO and Fallon.
  • Changing Of The Guard At Merkle
    Dentsu International announced that Michael Komasinski is to be promoted to the role of Global Chief Executive Officer, Merkle and a member of the Dentsu International executive team. He replaces Craig Dempster who will retire from the business at the end of the year. Komasinski has led Merkle across two of dentsu’s three regions. Joining Merkle seven years ago as Chief Operating Officer of Agency Services, he went on to become President of Merkle’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA), leading a business of $400 million-plus in net revenue. He currently serves as President of Merkle/CXM, Americas, and leader …
  • Verizon Chief Vestberg To Receive Ad Council's Public Service Award For Outstanding Corporate Citizenship
    The Ad Council announced today that its 67th Annual Public Service Award Dinner will honor Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. The event will be both in-person and streamed online, with the in-person gathering held at the Glasshouse in New York City on December 2, 2021. Platinum sponsors include Adobe, Comcast NBCUniversal, Disney Ad Sales, Facebook, Google and Verizon. The Annual Public Service Award Dinner is the organization's largest fundraising event, with the last Annual Dinner in 2019 raising more than $5.8 million to support the Ad Council's national social impact programs. This year's event will be co-chaired by Linda Yaccarino, Ad Council Chair and Chairman of Global …
  • Publicis Media Launches In Pakistan, Taps Irshad For CEO Role
    Publicis Media has launched in Pakistan and agency veteran Benish Irshad has been named CEO. At 37, Irshad is said to be youngest, and first female CEO of a media agency in Pakistan. Irshad has been Chief Operating Officer at sibling agency Starcom Pakistan since November of last year. Earlier she was head of marketing at Lotte Kolson and served for a decade at Procter & Gamble including a stint overseeing media & digital channels/customer marketing and instore/shopper engagement. The agency’s charter client is Nestle Pakistan, which it won after a review that began in July.  
  • Code and Theory Taps Sachs For Content Strategy Role
    Stagwell creative agency Code and Theory has appointed Anne Sachs, senior director of editorial strategy. She will be responsible for growing and evolving the agency’s editorial strategy practice. She was previously Chief Content Officer at Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. Earlier she worked at Conde Nast and served as executive digital director at Glamour and W Magazine.
  • BBH Reorganizes As CEO Munn Readies To Leave At Year's End
    BBH Global CEO Niel Munn is leaving the agency which will now be run by a Global Board, spanning key markets including its founding office in London, as well as Asia and the US.  The new management setup is described as a partnership between the agency and its parent, Publicis Groupe and is modeled on the Groupe’s regional management framework.  Chairing the board is Annette King, CEO Publicis Groupe UK and Joakim (Jab) Borgström, BBH’s Worldwide Chief Creative Officer.   It will comprise of other BBH leaders including: Karen Martin, CEO of BBH London; Amani Duncan, President of BBH USA; Arto Hampartsoumian, …
  • Huge Appoints Ovaice Global Executive Creative Director
    Interpublic agency Huge has appointed Abdul Wahid Ovaice Global Executive Creative Director for Huge’s Google account. He will report to David Clarke, Huge’s Chief Design Officer, North America, and serve as the global creative lead for the agency’s Google account. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing all creative design and execution across the account, which spans across 10 of the agency’s 13 offices. Ovaice previously served as Executive Creative Director for Oura, a health technology company known for innovative wellness wearables. Huge has worked with Google to launch a number of new products and services, including Google …