• Sibling Rivalry Adds West Coast Director
    Sibling Rivalry is naming Darren Foldes as managing director, West Coast executive producer to help manage the creative company and service its client roster, which includes Nike, HPE and Lexus. Previously, Foldes worked at Pulse Films. Earlier in his career, he served as executive producer at Caviar. He also has a thriving side career as a DJ, spinning records for clients such as Prince, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kristen Bell and Surface magazine.
  • Canvas Worldwide Names New CIO
    Canvas Worldwide is promoting Madhavi Tadikonda to EVP/Chief Investment Officer to oversee the overall media investment strategy for the agency, as well as its client roster, including Hyundai, Kia, Genesis and Heineken. Tadikonda is being promoted from within the agency, where she most recently served as SVP, group director of National Video Investment. She replaces former Amy Ginsberg who departed for Havas.
  • The Gate NY Names New President
    Aresu brings over 35 years of New York agency experience.
  • DNA Taps Dobson For New Media Role
    DNA is expanding its media capabilities and naming Wieden + Kennedy veteran Alex Dobson as director of media, a new senior leadership role at the agency. He will oversee a growing media department that includes new media supervisors Francisca Moliere, ex-Mediahub, and Tess Oppenheimer, ex-Zillow. Dobson's responsibilities include communications planning, media planning and buying, tactical media strategy and he will play a key role in the agency's growth in data and analytics. Dobson spent nearly 18 years at W+K where he was most recently Group Media and Communications Planning Director, overseeing such accounts as Nike, Converse, P&G Global, and Kraft. …
  • The Many Taps Justis To Lead Creative, Design
    The Many has named Amber Justis Head of Creative, a newly minted position to oversee the creative and design departments. Justis brings over 23 years of creative experience  that’s led her to shops like BBDO, FCB and Giant Spoon, as well as in-house roles with The Wonderful Agency and Facebook. Most recently she ran her own consultancy, The Justis Department. With over 15 new business wins in the past year, the independent agency’s client list includes Panda Express, eBay, Bumble Bee Seafoods, Budget Blinds, and Sweet Earth.
  • D&G Bolsters Strategy, Creative Teams
    David&Goliath is announcing several new management changes to bolster its creative and strategy departments. Lixaida Lorenzo and Frauke Tiemann are upped from group creative directors to executive creative directors. Lorenzo’s primary responsibilities will include helping guide the creative work on Jack in the Box and the Ad Council while providing mentorship for the creative department.Tiemann will be leading creative on the Kia account alongside ECD Mark Koelfgen. Michael Molinaro is named group creative director/design director to develop and grow the agency’s design team. And Bruno Cunha takes on the role of group strategy director to oversee brand and communications strategy …
  • Momentum WW Elevates Two Senior Marcoms Leaders
    Momentum Worldwide has promoted two of its longtime marketing/communications executives to new leadership positions. Anna Dalziel has been promoted to senior vice president/director of Marketing Communications and Anna Scholes has been elevated to senior marketing & communications manager, UK/NA. Momentum Worldwide’s President & Chief Marketing Officer Kevin McNulty announced the promotions in an internal memo noting that since joining the agency in 2002 Dalziel has “worn many hats, including Business Leadership, Project Management, Shopper Discipline, New Business, DEI and most recently Marketing & Communications.” Her abilities, he added, has “made her an indispensable asset to the agency.” …
  • Specialist Works Installs Mental Health Expert
    The Specialist Works Group has named psychotherapist Isabella Barrand as its first-ever Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist. This new role for the group is a first for the independent media agency sector, claims an agency spokesperson.Her role is entirely focused and measured on improving employee wellbeing. It was created in response to the mental health crisis exacerbated by Covid-19. Barrand will offer in-house counselling to all employees, shape the group’s mental health and wellbeing strategy and provide company-wide resilience training. These confidential counselling services will sit alongside existing support available to staff, including trained mental health first-aid responders and an …
  • Publicis Groupe Hires Mindshare Leader To Lead South East Asia
    Publicis Groupe is appointing Amrita Randhawa as Chief Executive Officer, South East Asia to bring markets in the region including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand under one leadership. Randhawa will start her new role on June 1st and be responsible for all the operations of Publicis Groupe in the South East Asia region, from creative to media, influence, production, commerce, data, tech and clients. She will be based in Singapore, reporting to Loris Nold, CEO Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Publicis Groupe. Randhawa is one of the region’s most accomplished leaders. Most recently, she was …
  • Dagger Appoints Phillips Head Of Client Partnerships
    Atlanta-based Dagger has appointed Carolyn Phillips senior vice president, head of client partnerships. The industry veteran spent 10 years at BBDO across its San Francisco, New York, and Atlanta offices working with brands like AT&T, Wells Fargo, and HP and more recently led creative and strategy development at EP+Co for clients such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, Bojangles and Morgan Stanley.
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