• SCS Adds 7 Across Strategy, Creative, Media, HR
    Ad agency SCS (with offices in Costa Mesa, CA and Atlanta) has made seven new hires across strategy, creative, media and HR.   The agency said the new hires would help it meet the needs of clients with a focus on performance marketing and brand communications. Clients  include Vans, Warner Bros. Discovery, Spectrum Brands, and Rollins. The hires include:    Christine Lee, vice president/people & culture Todd Nolley, creative director Tyler Hartsook, senior brand strategist Rick Burchfield, senior digital strategist Danielle Richards, media director Brandon Wilhelm, media director Sarah Romero, research director      
  • Boathouse Taps NBA, Deloitte Veteran For Social, Content Role
    Boathouse has appointed Geoff Gates as Creative Director of Social Strategy and Content. He’ll report to Eve Asbury (Co-leader Creative & Production) and Margaret McGovern (Executive Creative Director/Co-leader of Creative and Production).  According to the agency, in his new role, Gates will be tasked further developing Boathouse's organic social and content capabilities to meet client needs. He’ll also help integrate the social and content strategy within the agency’s creative team.  Previously Gates led the social and content team at the Los Angeles Lakers overseeing their 66 million-plus followers worldwide. He and his team were responsible for the Lakers social media channels and …
  • Godley Named Managing Director, True
    Godley, previously managing director for The Red Brick Road, will be responsible for the B2B agency's culture, creativity, media and process.
  • MWG's Miller Moves To Dentsu International
    Dentsu International has appointed Jeremy Miller Global Chief Communications Officer. He’ll report to CEO Wendy Clark. Previously Miller spent a decade at McCann Worldgroup where he was promoted last year to executive vice president/Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Miller’s departure comes amid a management shakeup at MWG where Daryl Lee was named CEO. Bill Kolb, Miller’s former boss, remains chairman of the group. Prior to McCann, Miller served at Omnicom’s TBWA.
  • Reynolds Selected As Blue Conic's First CMO
    Pure-play customer data platform BlueConic named Patrick Reynolds to head global marketing ops.
  • Exverus Media Hires Ullah As VP Performance Media
    Los Angeles-based Exverus Media, a strategic media consultancy, has hired Sifat Ullah as vice president of performance media. At Exverus, he will work on the digital brand and retail media strategic initiatives across several clients, such as Premier Protein, Stella & Chewy's, John Soules Foods, Honey Stinger and Kum & Go. Ullah joins Exverus from Pharmapacks, where he was senior director of marketing.    
  • Kauth Named Executive Creative Director At LA Agency Woo
    Los Angeles-based Woo, an independent, woman-owned, creative agency has named Chelsea O’Brien Kauth as executive creative director.Kauth joins Woo from Omelet where she served as group creative director and partner, overseeing creative across the firm’s Walmart, YouTube, Asana and Princess Cruises accounts. Kauth also worked with the City of Los Angeles and LA mayor Eric Garcetti in developing the “Louder Than Guns” campaign.Earlier, Kauth was creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky working on the firm’s PayPal, Infiniti, Kraft, Applebee’s and Hulu accounts. 
  • Watson Upped To EVP Marketing At Active International
    Corporate trade agency Active International has promoted Diahanna Watson to executive vice president, Marketing. In this role, Watson oversees US corporate and sales marketing efforts for Active and its subsidiaries, iNvolved Media and Broadbeam Media.  She is based in the New York office. Watson joined Active International in 2010 as senior vice president sales and client management. Previously, she held executive positions in sales, marketing and communications for Initiative, Starcom, Saatchi & Saatchi, De Witt Media and more.   
  • Olmer Named Across The Pond's Account Director-U.S. Diversity Lead
    Olmer will work with various brands, including Google, Anglo American, Lendlease and Coinbase.
  • Razorfish Promotes Three To Senior Strategy Roles
    Razorfish has promoted three executives to strategy leadership roles.    Nicolas Chidiac is promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, Brand & Experience. In this capacity Chidiac will be responsible for helping Razorfish clients articulate their purpose and ensuring it is translated across channels and audiences.   Edward Gonzalez is elevated to Chief Strategy Officer, Performance & Experience. He will be responsible for ensuring Razorfish clients achieve their target business outcomes by leading the integration of marketing channels, experiences, and commerce.   Josh Seifert has been upped Head of Corporate Strategy, partnering with Razorfish leadership to steward long-term agency growth.  
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