• Rapp UK Taps Al Mackie As Creative Lead
    Creative veteran Al Mackie has landed the top job of Chief Creative Officer of the newly merged Rapp UK and Proximity London. Mackie, who joined RAPP in 2017 from Rapier, has overseen work for clients such as Mercedes-Benz and Mothercare. His counterpart at Proximity London, John Treacy, executive creative director since 2013, has announced he is leaving the business. “As I look back, it’s been an amazing ride but I’m taking the opportunity to now go in a different direction,” Treacy said in a statement. “After nearly seven years at Proximity and 18 years as a CD/ECD, ...
  • Forsman & Bodenfors Names New York Account Management Lead
    Forsman & Bodenfors, part of MDC Partners, is hiring Jill Ong to lead account management for its New York office where clients include Hyatt, iRobot, Seagrams 7 and YouTube. Ong will also focus on new business development. Ong brings 20 years of advertising experience, with the past nine years spent at Anomaly, also part of MDC, working on brands such as Converse and Sonos.    
  • Mesh Expands To Austin, Chattanooga And Lafayette, LA
    Baton Rouge, LA ad agency Mesh is expanding to three new locations in the South. Chief Strategist Hector Gonzalez is leading the firm’s expansion to Chattanooga, TN. Will Jenkins has joined the firm as agency director in Austin, TX, and Daniel Kedinger has joined as principal and digital director, based in Lafayette, LA.  Gonzalez joined Mesh in 2017 and has built the agency’s brand strategy and public relations services offerings. Prior to Mesh, Gonzalez held roles at marketing agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Previously Jenkins was a senior strategist at Austin-based T3, and earlier was strategist at GSD&M, also located in ...
  • Moon Rabbit Taps Lihander For Managing Partner/ECD Role
    Independent advertising and marketing agency Moon Rabbit has appointed Arvid Lihander managing partner and executive creative director. The agency is focused on the consumer and healthcare sectors.  The agency said Lithander will serve as the agency’s global creative lead with oversight of campaigns for clients in the U.S. and globally.   Lithander ran his own agency Bakheda and previously served as creative director at 72andSunny, digital creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi. Earlier he was with  Wieden+Kennedy, working with brands such as Nike and Carlsberg.  
  • Yamamoto Joins Merkle RMG As President
    Dentsu Aegis performance marketing agency Merkle has appointed Phil Yamamoto to President of its Response Management Group. Yamamoto succeeds Bill Sayre who was promoted to CEO in March. Merkle RMG focuses on the nonprofit, government, and commercial sectors. The unit now has more than 640 employees and over 200 clients. Yamamoto most recently served as executive vice president at Hungry Harvest where he had various responsibilities including strategic operational planning, cross-functional leadership, new market development, vendor management, and supplier engagement. Earlier Yamamoto held senior positions  at Nutrisystem, SweetWorks Confections, and Ready Pac Foods.
  • Di Trolio Joins Cheil WW In Executive Creative Director Role
    Alejandro Di Trolio departs Good Rebels to joins Cheil Worldwide as Executive Creative Director, Spain. Reporting to Worldwide Spain CEO Kelly Kim, Di Trolio will lead the Creative Department with responsibility for key accounts including Samsung, Hankook and Carrefour. He is also tasked with boosting the agency’s digital capabilities by further integrating the creative side with data and technology.
  • Quigley-Simpson Adds Three Senior-Level Roles
    Quigley-Simpson is adding three new senior-level positions. Scott Marsden, previously with Parachute Home, joins as executive vice president/media and analytics to unite the firm’s media services and the firm’s data and analytics practice. Lothar Boensch departs WPP to serve as senior vice president, business strategy and growth to develop new client business, expand agency capabilities, and lead overall agency marketing. Stephen Blumberg exits Starcom to become the first general manager of the agency’s burgeoning New York office.
  • Travel Shop Adds Strategic Role
    Tourism marketing agency Development Counsellors International (DCI) is promoting Daniella Middleton to the newly created role of senior vice president/tourism. This position unifies the shop’s five divisions, including PR, business events and digital marketing, under one leader to better serve the agency’s roster of destination clients. She will also continue to manage the firm’s digital offerings.
  • Doria Named Global Chief Creative Officer Havas Health & You
    Havas Health & You (HH&Y) has appointed Icaro Doria Global Chief Creative Officer for the network. In his new role, Icaro will lead the development of the strategy and vision for the global network's various creative agencies as well as lead the HH&Y global creative council. Starting May 26 he will report to Donna Murphy, Global CEO of HH&Y. Doria most recently served as U.S Chief Creative Officer for Arnold Worldwide, also part of Havas. He will continue to serve as a member of the Havas Global Creative Council. Prior to joining Havas, Doria was Chief Creative Officer of DDB New ...
  • Leadership Change At WPP Italy: Simona Maggini Named Country Manager
    WPP has appointed Simona Maggini Country Manager for Italy, succeeding Massimo Costa who the holding company said has decided to step down from the role. Maggini will retain her existing role as CEO of VMLY&R in Italy. She joined Y&R in 2003 and has held a number of senior management roles including General Manager Y&R and VML Italy, before being promoted to CEO in 2015. Maggini led the integration of Y&R and VML in Italy when WPP merged the agency networks in 2018. As part of the leadership succession, Massimo Beduschi has been promoted to chairman of ...
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