• Hanson Dodge Taps Pope For New Assoc. Media Director Role
    Milwaukee-based Hanson Dodge has hired Maggie Pope in the new role of Associate Media Director.  In this role Pope will lead a team of media planners and assistant planners and be responsible for day-to-day media activities on national brands such as Creminelli Fine Meats and NOW natural vitamins and supplements, among other responsibilities.  She starts this week and will report to Michelle Millar, VP, Group Director Media & Activation at Hanson Dodge. Pope joins Hanson Dodge from Allied Global Marketing where she was Associate Director, Performance Media, overseeing AMC Network’s largest streaming service, AMC+.  Prior to that, she was …
  • Paradise Advertising & Marketing Ups Rudy Webb To President
    Webb will ensure the agency contributes to DEI, sustainable and regenerative tourism practices.
  • Marcus Thomas Ups 3 Veteran Staffers To VP
    Elizabeth Abate has been tapped as vice president, media, while Stephanie Burris becomes vice president, executive creative director.
  • Mother Adds Two Strategy Leads In LA
    Agency Mother has added two strategy heads—one for Mother LA and the other for Mother Design.  Jesse Unger joins Mother LA in the role while Mother Design has tapped Unger’s predecessor, Amaris Singer, for the post.  Unger joins from TBWA\Chiat Day\Los Angeles where she served as executive strategy director and head of Sway, a cultural influence lab at the agency.  Unger will oversee creative strategy for clients like Postmates, Sonic, Peloton and others.  Singer joined Mother LA as head of strategy last year. Earlier she worked at Interbrand and Wolff Olins.  Both strategists, based in LA, assume their new positions …
  • 'Happy Birthday, Twitter' Director Signs With Wild Gift
    Dylan Maranda, the Vancouver-based director behind the PSA “Happy Birthday, Twitter” has signed with production company Wild Gift.  Maranda worked with agency Mischief @ No Fixed Address on the PSA for the Canada Centre for Child Protection. On Twitter’s 15th birthday last year, the PSA called out the platform for lax policing of child predators on its service. The effort won numerous awards including a Cannes Lion, Clio Award and D&AD and One Show pencils, among others.  Wild Gift was formed last year by production veteran David Mitchell.  
  • Moore Selected As Chief Commercial Officer, Haberman
    Previously, Moore was an expert partner at Bain & Company.
  • Omnicom's TA Digital Ups Alkhafaji To President
    Omnicom's digital transformation agency TA Digital has promoted Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ali Alkhafaji to the role of President. Alkhafaji will now serve as both President and Chief Technology Officer of TA Digital. He joined TA Digital in 2017.As President, all client, sales, marketing, delivery, alliances, and consulting functions will come under his leadership.   With more than 1,000 employees across North America and India, TA Digital is a part the Credera Network of agencies within the Omnicom Precision Marketing Group.
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