• Senior Appointments At Tug, MiQ
    Two UK agencies are adding to their executive teams. Tug is hiring Trefor Thomas as global chief creative officer to focus on omni-channel offerings across all of the agency's operations. Thomas, a 20-plus year industry veteran, has held senior positions in companies such as SapientNitro, RMG Connect, Saatchi & Saatchi and most recently as CCO of loyalty agency, LIDA. The addition of Thomas follow's Eoin O’Neill’s promotion to Chief Technology Officer to focus on how the agency leverages its tech expertise globally across creative and media. MiQ is appointing Giles Ivey as CEO, UK in a newly created role to ...
  • Senior Hires At GroupM Canada, m/Six and Valtech
    GroupM has appointed Sebastian Rennie Chief Investment Officer in its Canadian Market. Based in Toronto, Rennie will oversee all aspects of GroupM’s media investment, including trading and partnerships, on behalf of its agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker and m/SIX.  Starting in July, Rennie will join the GroupM Canada Executive Committee, reporting to Stuart Garvie, CEO, GroupM Canada -- who was named to his role last September.  Rennie most recently served as Chief Investment Officer of GroupM Australia. His 11-year tenure with GroupM Australia included leadership roles with MediaCom and MEC.  Separately m/SIX, which backed by GroupM and The&Partnership, is appointing Ray ...
  • Wild Card/3AM Adds A CMO; Dailey Hires Chief Strategy Officer
    Tara DeVeaux, who’s been CMO at BBDO NY since January of 2017 is leaving to join Los Angeles-based  entertainment marketing company Wild Card and sibling creative agency 3AM as CMO. The 11 year-old Wild Card is run by founder Nick Temple and 3AM was founded as a joint venture between Wild Card and Ridley Scott’s RSA Films in 2014. DeVeaux’s experience includes a previous tenure at BBDO New York as an executive vice president and senior account director leading teams for brands such as HBO, Mountain Dew and American Red Cross.  She has also held account management positions at agencies ...
  • VML London Taps Keith For New Client Engagement Role
    WPP’s VML London has tapped Marcus Keith, for the newly created role of head of client engagement.  Keith was previously client services director at R/GA London, part of IPG.  In his new position at VML Keith is tasked with managing best practices across the agency’s client roster, including Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, Ford, Nestlé, Bridgestone and the International Olympic Committee.  He will also lead the agency’s Baileys global digital AOR account, which VML London was awarded in May after a final-round competitive pitch against R/GA and We Are Social.  While at R/GA, Keith was responsible for the client services discipline and running ...
  • Appointments At FCB West, Arnold WW and DDB SF
    FCB West is pairing newly hired Justin Moore with the recently promoted Mike Long to serve as co-executive creative directors of the San Francisco-based agency. Moore and Long will report to chief creative officer Karin Onsager-Birch, working across all of FCB West’s client roster. Moore joins FCB after two years at VB&P, where he oversaw the Audi account, while Long first joined the FCB team in January 2017.  Separately, Arnold Worldwide is naming Max Geraldo as its latest ECD.  Geraldo will be part of the agency’s team of top creative management and help shape ideas ...
  • EP + Co. Creates Growth Officer Role, Promotes Hoffman To Fill It
    EP + Co. has promoted Jeff Hoffman to Chief Growth Officer, a new post at the agency. He reports to President Allen Bosworth and President- Chief Creative Officer Con Williamson. A 16-year veteran of the agency, Hoffman was most recently senior vice president, director of business development and is credited with helping to reel in a number of high-profile new clients like Lowe’s, John Deere and 20th Century Fox. In his new role Hoffman will focus on the overall strategic marketing and growth of the agency, including business development and targeting additional revenue streams.
  • Grey Co-CCO Joins Headspace; MMI Taps Integration Specialist
    Headspace, the meditation and mindfulness app has appointed Caroline Pay as Chief Creative Officer, a new role at the company. Pay was previously Co-CCO at Grey London. She will report to Headspace Co-Founder and CEO Rich Pierson. Effective September 4, Pay will direct Headspace’s creative team which develops content, design, marketing and communications initiatives.  She will guide all creative activities including digital, experiential, and traditional advertising, as well as all marketing and public relations campaigns and initiatives. At Grey London Pay served on the senior management team of the 400-person advertising agency and was the creative lead on accounts including ...
  • Rapp Creates Global CMO Role, Taps Neal To Fill It
    Omnicom’s Rapp Worldwide has promoted Anne Marie Neal to the post of Global Chief Marketing Officer, a new position at the agency.  She will report to Rapp’s Global CEO, Marco Scognamiglio.  Neal joined RAPP in 2005 and, most recently, served as  president of Rapp San Francisco. While in this role, she’s credited with helping to attract and grow key clients. Earlier she was senior vice president, client services at Rapp’s Los Angeles office.  "Anne Marie is a leader who brings clarity to our clients about the changing landscape of our industry and their role in it," stated Scognamiglio. "She listens ...
  • Deutsch Hires Huge Vet Lefelt To Manage UX Ops
    Deutsch has appointed former Huge managing director of ux Todd Lefelt to head up the agency’s user experience design department. Lefelt will work across the agency’s roster of clients, overseeing all user design out of the Los Angeles office. He will report to Deutsch’s North American Chief Creative Officer, Pete Favat. Lefelt joins Deutsch after 11 years at Huge, originally in its New York office and then helping to build its Los Angeles presence. He oversaw all West Coast user design at the agency and has worked a number of blue chip brands to develop their UX strategy including Apple, ...
  • R/GA's Chicago Hiring Spree
    IPG agency R/GA has hired six new Chicago-based staffers to support its design, finance, technology, campaign, media and production efforts.  The new staffers include senior financial analyst, Hannah Gargulak who will work with the R/GA Chicago leadership team to analyze and forecast the business success of the office. Also, Gargulak will play a part in monitoring and reporting the financial health of all client projects. Previously, Gargulak held a financial analyst position at The Chicago Tribune and an accountant role at Schwarz Supply Source.  Others recently joining the Chicago team include:  Bryan Haupt, senior art director  Josephine Holmes, senior bid manager  ...
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