People on the Move
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Liz Giel
    BBDO Minneapolis
    BBDO Minneapolis hired Liz Giel as vice president, director of strategy. Giel has more than 12 years of experience working on clients in retail, food and beverage, automotive and insurance industries.

    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."

  • Amy Snelling
    Allen & Gerritsen
    Industry veteran Amy Snelling is departing SapientNitro to join Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) as SVP, Business Leadership. In this new role, she will partner with her SVP, Business Leadership colleague Joey Curtis to oversee accounts including Waters Corporation, the Museum of Science, TJX Companies, Hartford Funds and Toyota Raymond. She will report to Dan Beder, managing director of the Boston office.

    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.”

  • Anderson Oliveira
    BSSP hired Anderson Oliveira as director of creative technology. Oliveira joins the agency from Eleven in San Francisco where he was technology director. He will report to BSSP executive creative directors Keith Cartwright and Tom Coates.

    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.

  • Michelle Rowley
    Deutsch New York
    Deutsch New York hired Michelle Rowley as senior vice president, group planning director to oversee strategy and insights on the global Johnson & Johnson Acuvue business, along with new business efforts.

    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.

  • Toygar Bazarkaya
    We Are Unlimited
    Toygar Bazarkaya was named chief creative officer for We Are Unlimited, McDonald's creative agency of record. Bazarkaya is Ari Weiss' first creative hire for the DDB Network since becoming chief creative officer of DDB North America in February. Bazarkaya will report to Weiss, and lead the agency alongside chief executive officer Brian Nienhaus.

    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."

  • David Levy
    David Levy, president of Turner, joined the Simulmedia board of directors replacing Rachel Lam, who retired.
  • Mike Woods
    m ss ng p eces
    m ss ng p eces hired Mike Woods as director of immersive content, executive creative director.
  • Ben Jones
    Bento Box Entertainment
    Bento Box Entertainment tapped Ben Jones as creative director.
  • John West
    Possible named John West as senior vice president of experience platforms.
  • Stephen J. McGowan
    Univision Communications
    Univision Communications named Stephen J. McGowan as senior vice president, corporate research.
  • Sergio Bosatra
    IDENTITY signed Italian director Sergio Bosatra for U.S. commercial representation.
  • Mark Crowley
    Public Radio's Marketplace
    Mark Crowley was named the first chief operating officer at Public Radio's Marketplace.
  • Ed Carey
    Kargo named Ed Carey as executive vice president, US sales.
  • Dan Fromm
    The National Advertising Review Board
    The National Advertising Review Board added Dan Fromm, president and chief operating officer Barkley, to its ranks.
  • Jeff Loeb
    Jeff Loeb was named chief marketing officer of Vidyard.
  • Dana Avidan Cohn
    POPSUGAR hired Dana Avidan Cohn as executive style director.
  • Jonathan Dorn
    Active Interest Media
    Active Interest Media promoted Jonathan Dorn to chief innovation officer.
  • Amber Williams, Haley Steinbuchel, Taylor Viegut, Catherine Blackwell, Marty Filogamo and Tiffany Kerns
    Country Music Association
    The Country Music Association hired Amber Williams as vice president of communications and talent relations; Haley Steinbuchel as strategic partnerships coordinator; and Taylor Viegut as digital coordinator.

    Catherine Blackwell was promoted to senior director of marketing, Marty Filogamo to brand and design specialist, and Tiffany Kerns to director of community outreach.

  • Nicole Henderson
    FOX8 WGHP, Tribune Broadcasting's Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC television station, named Nicole Henderson as director of sales.
  • Whistle Sports
    J LaLonde
    J LaLonde joined Whistle Sports as vice president of content.
  • Tracy Brogden Miller
    Tribune Broadcasting
    Tribune Broadcasting named Tracy Brogden Miller as vice president/general manager of WDAF/FOX4 Kansas City.
  • Agathe Bousquet
    Publicis Groupe France
    Agathe Bousquet was named president of Publicis Groupe France.
  • Tony Stern
    Phelps named Tony Stern as chief creative officer.
  • Brian Hajek
    JAMM added commercial and feature flame artist Brian Hajek to its roster.
  • Ben Boylan and Ken Miller
    Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
    Kroenke Sports & Entertainment promoted Ben Boylan to executive vice president of partnership marketing & media sales and Ken Miller as executive vice president & general manager/ executive producer.
  • Jane Wagner
    Tongal hired Jane Wagner as senior vice president of client development.
  • Lauren Snyder
    Atlantis, Paradise Island
    Atlantis, Paradise Island named Lauren Snyder as chief marketing officer.
  • Jonathan Lee
    RLTV promoted Jonathan Lee to senior vice president of media operations and strategy.
  • Neil Abramson
    Big Block
    Big Block added director Neil Abramson to its roster.
  • Liz Geavaras
    Black Angus Steakhouse
    Black Angus Steakhouse named Liz Geavaras as chief marketing officer.
  • Christine Petersen
    Time Out Group
    Time Out Group named Christine Petersen as CEO of its business division, Time Out Digital.
  • John Miller and Liz Carter
    PebblePost hired John Miller as director of product and Liz Carter as director of marketing.
  • George Russell
    PureRED | Ferrara
    PureRED | Ferrara tapped George Russell as chief executive officer.
  • Paul Potenzone, Dino Markus and Caitlin Bergmann
    Digitas Studios
    Digitas Studios, the content arm of DigitasLBi, hired Paul Potenzone as senior vice president of content, Dino Markus as vice president, group content director and Caitlin Bergmann as vice president, content director.
  • Dani Martin
    IRIS.TV named Dani Martin as vice president of sales.
  • Laurel Weir
    Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT
    Laurel Weir was named senior vice president, research of Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT.
  • Joe DeCicco
    Archer Group
    Archer Group promoted COO Joe DeCicco to partner.
  • Jason Schoenfeld
    MBMG hired Jason Schoenfeld as associate, national ignition.
  • Madeline Rich
    Madeline Rich was promoted to vice president of professional services at Lotame.
  • Ken Kresge
    Edit 1
    Edit 1 hired Ken Kresge as vice president, creative director/editor.