She most recently served as group planning director at Carmichael Lynch. Prior to that, Giel served as a strategist at Fallon, leading brand and digital strategy for Cadillac, Cruzan Rum and Travelers Insurance.
"Liz was chosen for her ability to unlock insights that drive both effective and highly creative work," said Neil White, CEO of BBDO Minneapolis. "Beyond this, she's a great cultural fit and I look forward to working with her to make 'The Work' work better for our clients."
Snelling’s move to A&G was a long time coming: she and CEO Andrew Graff first connected almost two decades ago when she applied for a job at the agency. Graff let her know there weren’t openings at the time but encouraged her to stay in touch. “Amy has been on my radar for a long time now, and I’ve been continually impressed with her ability to translate a consumer insight into a campaign that’s truly inventive," said Graff. Snelling is a familiar face with several of her coworkers. She used to work alongside chief creative officer Jennifer Putnam at both SapientNitro and Digitas and Beder at Digitas.
“A&G has been on my list forever,” Snelling said. “The culture is universally known to be great, and I love that the agency has a people-focused environment not only internally but with clients as well. I also love that I have the ability to teach up and coming talent while still learning myself. I was ready to go to a creative, entrepreneurial place where I could quickly effect change, and A&G is the perfect place to do that.”
Oliveira has created award winning work for such clients such as Virgin America, Visa, Google, Apple, Beats, Oakley, Bank of the West and EA Sports. He worked as an art director as well as a software engineer and technologist at agencies such as R/GA and Heat.
"We've been looking for the right person to help lead creative technology at BSSP for a while and Anderson has a design/art direction background and like all good creatives and innovators, he loves making stuff," said Cartwright and Coates.
Most recently, she was director of brand planning at Deep Focus, overseeing Unilever, Nestle and Purina. Rowley was also involved on the new business front, growing the Nestle and Unilever Spreads businesses. Prior to Deep Focus, she worked at Grey, on P&G Beauty's global Pantene business, bringing more than 30 new products to the market. Rowley also worked on the COVERGIRL business.
Most recently, Bazarkaya was chief creative officer of the Americas and chairman of the Global Creative Council for Havas Worldwide. In this role, he elevated the creative profile of the New York agency and built a creative network across the North and South American talent. While at Havas, Bazarkaya oversaw the work for IBM, Liberty Mutual, Dos Equis, Sony, TD Ameritrade and Reckitt Benckiser.
Prior to Havas, Bazarkaya spent six years at BBDO New York working on global brands like Visa, Gillette, Campbell's, HP, Mars and MLB. Before that, Bazarkaya was the chief creative officer of BBDO Germany. He also worked at Jung von Matt and Springer & Jacoby in Hamburg, DM9DDB in São Paulo, Mullen in Boston, and DDB New York.
"Toygar is one of those rare creative leaders who moves mountains. He didn't earn his stripes working in the margins," said Weiss. "He does award winning work that drives real business forward. Businesses like Mercedes, Gillette, Dos Equis and Visa. I can't wait to see what he does with the Golden Arches."
Catherine Blackwell was promoted to senior director of marketing, Marty Filogamo to brand and design specialist, and Tiffany Kerns to director of community outreach.