Milwaukee-based agency Hanson Dodge has added two senior hires following a recent string of new business wins. Sara Theis has joined the agency as account director, overseeing the agency’s expanded Keen footwear assignment, as well as its newly added Colectivo Coffee and Grand America Hotels & Resorts businesses. Theis was most recently an account director at Omnicom’s GMR in Wisconsin. Mason Widmer joins as senior media strategist, primarily responsible for the agency’s newly added Now account, along with other media businesses. Widmer was senior manager of addressable media at Grapeseed Media, with offices in New York and the UK.
Lavecchia will maintain her responsibilities overseeing client engagement in Miami for Wendy's, Dell and Apex Tool Group.
Deutsch New York has announced the appointment of Samira Ansari as Chief Creative Officer. Ansari, joining from FCB New York where she was Executive Creative Director and responsible for the agency’s AB InBev portfolio, has over 20 years of experience. In addition to AB InBev, she has worked across Fortune 500 brands including P&G, Kimberly-Clark, MassMutual, Kellogg, and Gap among others. Reporting directly to Deutsch NY CEO Val DiFebo, as part of the executive leadership team Ansari will lead the creative vision for the agency, help shape the culture, and oversee all creative efforts for brands …
Harrison's remit is to shape the department as the business expands.
The former Appian Way co-founder will oversee growth for the brand-marketing agency.
Performance Art, the data-driven creative and CRM agency that Interpublic Group formed last year, has added several senior creative roles. Paul Fung has been named creative director in New York, with Benson Ngo promoted to the same title, and Jess Willis joining as Group Creative Director in Toronto. Fung most recently served as Creative Lead at RPA, where he headed up brand work Honda and Facebook, among others. Ngo has been part of the agency since its founding and worked on the agency’s award-winning Black Elevation Map work for client Black & Abroad. Willis brings nearly 20 years of …
Omnicom’s Rapp Worldwide, has appointed Nicole Simpson U.S. Director of DE&I, a newly created position at the agency. Simpson is tasked with ensuring that Rapp’s employees “feel seen, safe and have a clear path forward for success, and that the work Rapp produces for its clients continues to be inclusive and equitable, representing the diverse communities and people the brands serve,” the agency stated. She will also assist in RAPP’s implementation of Open 2.0 – Omnicom’s action plan for achieving systemic equity throughout its agencies. Simpson will report directly to Devin O’Loughlin, Rapp’s Global Chief Diversity, …
Roan said McJ "is steeped in craft - which is a rarity in our industry."
She will lead some of the agency's key global client relationships, such as Diageo, PepsiCo and Colgate-Palmolive.
The U.K. agency is adding to its creative department.