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Dentsu International Names Damien Lemaitre as Global Commerce Director

Dentsu International has named Damien Lemaitre as its global commerce director, charged with scaling commercial solutions for clients across its media agency network. Based in Lyon, France, Lemaitre will report to global chief product officer for media Rohan Philips and will be responsible for driving and implementing commercial strategies within Carat, iProspect and Dentsu X....
Tags: Advertising, Lemaitre, Lyon France, Leadership & Talent, Global Commerce, Dentsu International, Damien Lemaitre, Rohan Philips


AMV BBDO Hires Saatchi & Saatchi London CEO

AMV BBDO's appointment of Sam Hawkey as the new chief executive officer is an example of new leadership within the London ad community. 72andSunny Asia Pacific chief and partner Chris Kay will replace Hawkey as Saatchi & Saatchi London CEO. Clients of both agencies are being informed of these job changes, while Hawkey's departure date...
Tags: London, Advertising, Asia Pacific, AMV BBDO, Saatchi London, Saatchi Saatchi London, Chris Kay, Hawkey, Leadership & Talent, AMV BBDO Hires Saatchi, Sam Hawkey


Michelle Lee, Allure’s Top Editor, Heads to Netflix

Michelle Lee, who has helped modernize and diversify Allure since becoming the magazine's editor in chief in 2015, has announced she'll be leaving the Cond? Nast publication to join Netflix. Her role at the streaming service will be vp of editorial and publishing, in which she'll be focused on platforms such as Netflix's social media...
Tags: Publishing, Advertising, Netflix, Michelle Lee, Streaming & OTT, Leadership & Talent, Michelle Lee Allure


Nextdoor Taps Jose Gaztelu as Head of International

Jose Gaztelu joined Nextdoor as head of international, tasked with leading the neighborhood social network's efforts to grow its global presence and portfolio. Nextdoor is currently available in 11 countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. Gaztelu had been chief commercial officer at Domestika through January,...
Tags: Advertising, Leadership & Talent, Social Pro Daily, Netherlands Spain Sweden, Domestika, Jose Gaztelu, Australia Canada Denmark France Germany Italy, Gaztelu


Taj Alavi, Former Uber and Chime Exec, Is Now Global Head of Marketing at Spotify

Industry veteran Taj Alavi is now global head of marketing at Spotify, a newly created role for the music streaming company, the brand confirmed to Adweek today. Most recently, Alavi was vp of marketing and communications for banking app Chime--a fintech company that saw its popularity and valuation skyrocket during the Covid-19 pandemic. Spotify declined...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, Adweek, Alavi, Taj Alavi, Leadership & Talent


Agency Grey London Promotes Celeste Dalairac to ECD

Creative agency Grey London has appointed Celeste Dalairac as its executive creative director. Dalairac's promotion comes just four months after joining the WPP agency in February as a creative director. In her bigger role she will report to Laura Jordan Bambach, Grey's president and U.K. chief creative officer. Before Grey, Dalairac was a regional creative...
Tags: London, Advertising, WPP, Grey London, ECD, Leadership & Talent, Celeste Dalairac, Dalairac, Laura Jordan Bambach Grey, Grey Dalairac


TBWA\Chiat\Day LA Elevates Erin Riley to CEO and Jen Costello to Chief Strategy Officer

TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles has promoted president Erin Riley to chief executive officer and Jen Costello to chief strategy officer from head of strategy. The moves come after a year that saw the Los Angeles office land key clients, including Discover, Moderna, Behr Paint and Schwan's food brands. Riley takes a title that was not currently...
Tags: Advertising, Los Angeles, Riley, Schwan, Leadership & Talent, Erin Riley, Jen Costello, Chiat \ Day Los Angeles


TBWA Worldwide Enters the Third Phase of Strategic Overhaul

As TBWA Worldwide has increased the number of strategists/planners companywide by 34% over the past four years, the agency is entering what it calls phase three of their multi-year plan to commit to a "disruptive" future. "We believe better inputs--knowledge, data points, cultural strategy--are the fuel for better creative ideas and output, and by investing...
Tags: General, Advertising, Leadership & Talent


Mother London’s Ana and Hermeti Balarin Are Moving to Wieden+Kennedy Portland

Wieden + Kennedy Portland has recruited Ana and Hermeti Balarin, the widely celebrated executive creative directors of Mother London. The pair, who joined Mother as interns in 2007, were made ECDs in 2015 and were the first to reach that level in the agency's history. They will retain the ECD titles at their new agency....
Tags: London, Advertising, Mother, Ana, ECD, Wieden Kennedy Portland, Leadership & Talent, Hermeti Balarin


After Its Breakout Super Bowl Ad, Special Group US Ramps Up With 17 New Hires

Eight months since landing in the U.S., Australian and New Zealand independent agency Special Group is rapidly expanding in the Americas with 17 new hires over the past few months. Notably, these mostly organic arrivals are largely talent leaving large holding companies in favor of smaller, more family-like shops. "Some of the people we hired...
Tags: Americas, Advertising, US, New Zealand, Leadership & Talent


Special Group US Ramps Up With 17 New Hires

Eight months since landing in the U.S., Australian and New Zealand independent agency Special Group is rapidly expanding in the Americas with 17 new hires over the past few months. Notably, these mostly-organic arrivals are largely talent leaving large holding companies in favor of smaller, more family-like shops. "Some of the people we hired had...
Tags: Americas, Advertising, US, New Zealand, Leadership & Talent


British Publisher Guardian Media Group CEO Annette Thomas Resigns After a Year

Guardian Media Group CEO Annette Thomas will step down after a year in the role, the British publisher said today. Thomas, who joined in March 2020, will leave at the end of June. Keith Underwood, chief financial and operating officer, will act as the interim chief executive officer. Thomas had previously served as the chief...
Tags: Advertising, Guardian Media Group, Thomas, Leadership & Talent, Keith Underwood, British Publisher Guardian Media Group, Annette Thomas


Snap Snaps Up 2 Execs From TikTok, 1 From Condé Nast

Snap Inc. recently added three people to its executive ranks. Sam Corrao Clanon joined Snapchat's parent as director of content, focusing on its Snapchat Spotlight initiative to inject funds into the creator community. He will oversee the community team and Spotlight team globally, helping to form and execute the company's vision for content on Spotlight....
Tags: Advertising, Snapchat, Conde Nast, Snap Inc, Leadership & Talent, Social Pro Daily, Sam Corrao Clanon


Publicis Groupe Reorganizes U.S. Media Leadership Team

Publicis Groupe is rejiggering its U.S. Publicis Media leadership team with an array of new titles to round out its C-suite. Michael Epstein departs the Dentsu network to join Starcom as its new CEO, U.S. Epstein, the former CEO of Carat Global, is well-known for his digital transformation as he rose through the ranks at...
Tags: Advertising, Publicis Groupe, Carat Global, Dentsu, Publicis Media, Starcom, Leadership & Talent, Michael Epstein, U S Epstein


Publicis Groupe Reorganizes Media Leadership Team

Publicis Groupe is rejiggering its U.S. Publicis Media leadership team with an array of new titles to round out its C-suite. Michael Epstein departs the Dentsu network to join Starcom as its new CEO, U.S. Epstein, the former CEO of Carat Global, is well-known for his digital transformation as he rose through the ranks at...
Tags: Advertising, Publicis Groupe, Carat Global, Dentsu, Publicis Media, Starcom, Leadership & Talent, Michael Epstein, Publicis Groupe Reorganizes Media Leadership Team, U S Epstein


Cara Sylvester on Embracing Her New Role as Target’s Head of Marketing

There are few retailers more beloved in the U.S. than Target, which gained some $9 billion in market share over the course of 2020. Entrusted with protecting that brand and its $90 billion business is Cara Sylvester, who was promoted to chief marketing and digital officer in February. "When I tell people I work at...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Retailing, C-Suite, Leadership & Talent, Cara Sylvester


French Ad Agency Rosapark Changes Name to Rosa Paris a Year After Facing Criticism

Havas-owned creative agency Rosapark has rebranded to Rosa Paris, following through on a pledge made a year ago amid criticism from diversity advocates who felt the agency's white leadership was using a name referencing U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks without demonstrating actual racial inclusiveness. In the wake of 2020's murder of unarmed Minneapolis resident...
Tags: Minneapolis, Advertising, Diversity, Rosa Parks, Havas, Rosapark, Leadership & Talent, Equity and Inclusion, Rosa Paris


Creative 100: TV and Streaming Innovators

Like a Big Bang, the streaming universe exploded out in all directions just in time for a pandemic to lock audiences at home by the millions. The experience of the past year has helped put the work of modern television's most creative talents in front of more people than ever--at a time when comfort, empathy...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Streaming & OTT, Leadership & Talent, The Creative 100


Creative 100: Artists and Authors to Follow

During a year defined by tension, solitude and unrest, art again proved its value as a vital lens for how we make sense of the turbulent and changing world around us. Here are the artists and authors featured on this year's Adweek Creative 100: Temi Coker Multidisciplinary artist Reimagining icons: The silhouette of the Oscars...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Leadership & Talent, The Creative 100, Influencers & Creators


Creative 100: Icons and Influencers

Today's most admired celebrities don't just show up, stand in front of a camera and look the part. They're often strategic content creators, hands-on brand builders and high-profile investors. Here are this year's icons and influencers featured on Adweek's Creative 100: Ziwe Fumudoh Comedian and TV host The hottest hot seat: Fumudoh's no-holds-barred interview style...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Adweek, Leadership & Talent, The Creative 100, Fumudoh, Influencers & Creators


Creative 100: Media Innovators

The media field, once defined by glossy magazines and national news broadcasts, is today more accessible and multifaceted than ever, which is also enabling a new breed of media innovators to rise to prominence. Here are this year's media innovators featured on Adweek's Creative 100: Whembley Sewell Editor in chief, Them Community rules: Since Sewell...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Adweek, Leadership & Talent, The Creative 100


Giant Spoon Promotes Two Women to C-Level Positions

Giant Spoon, an agency specializing in experiential marketing activations, has promoted Christina DeGuardi to president and chief client officer, and Nikita Malhotra to CFO and chief operating officer. In their new roles, these C-suite female leaders will oversee business operations for the agency and will report to the agency partners. DeGuardi has been with Giant...
Tags: Advertising, Leadership & Talent, Giant Spoon, Christina DeGuardi, Nikita Malhotra, DeGuardi


VMLY&R Appoints Sean Rooney to Newly Created Role of Chief Science Officer

Like many large agencies, VMLY&R is seeing the opportunities in the healthcare sector and is investing more in health and healthcare marketing. To bolster its commitment to the sciences, VMLY&R has hired Sean Rooney, PhD, as its chief science officer, a new position at the agency. Rooney, who holds a PhD in Immunology from Harvard,...
Tags: Advertising, Rooney, Sean Rooney, Leadership & Talent, VMLY


Independent Agencies Say They’re Flooded With Holding Company Applicants

Everyone is dusting off their resumes. As the economy and marketing budgets begin to return amid loosening Covid restrictions, the frenzy to hire talent is booming as shops restructure their rosters to adapt. And you may be surprised where a lot of that talent is going. Although this hiring bonanza impacts traditional holding companies and...
Tags: General, Advertising, Leadership & Talent


Grey London Acquires Wildfire to Form Dedicated Social Offer

Grey London is to fully acquire and integrate social media agency Wildfire on June 1, forming Grey Social, which will offer social insights, creative and content production. The Wildfire management team will join Grey London, with Ivan Palmer as director of social development and innovation; Olivia Clarkson as director of connected culture; Asad Shaykh as...
Tags: General, Advertising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Grey London, Leadership & Talent, Grey Social, Ivan Palmer, Olivia Clarkson, Asad Shaykh


BBH London Announces Departure of Creative Chief Stephen de Wolf

BBH London has announced the departure of Stephen de Wolf, its chief creative officer. Chief executive of BBH London, Karen Martin, told the agency in an email that de Wolf would return to Australia in July due to the ill health of a family member. She paid tribute to "Wolfie" stating that he had "made...
Tags: Australia, Advertising, Wolf, Wolfie, BBH London, Leadership & Talent, Stephen de Wolf, BBH London Announces Departure of Creative, BBH London Karen Martin


72andSunny Amsterdam Bolsters Leadership With New Strategy Chief and ECD

72andSunny Amsterdam has expanded the agency's leadership with the appointment of a new strategy lead and executive creative director (ECD). The MDC-owned agency has named Ben Armistead as executive strategy director, joining from Wieden+Kennedy having served as chief strategy officer for its London office before joining the global leadership team as global head of effectiveness....
Tags: London, General, Advertising, Amsterdam, MDC, Wieden Kennedy, ECD, Ben Armistead, Leadership & Talent


Wongdoody Expanding Into Europe With London, Amsterdam and Berlin Offices

Infosys-owned experience agency Wongdoody is expanding into Europe, with new studios in London, Berlin and Amsterdam working with founding clients such as Telenet, Sainsbury's, Daimler and BP. The expansion means the agency, which focuses on design-led digital transformation in its service offer, is growing the number of its worldwide locations to 16, adding to existing...
Tags: Europe, General, Berlin, Advertising, Amsterdam, Daimler, Infosys, London Berlin, London Amsterdam, Leadership & Talent, Telenet Sainsbury


Ogilvy Hires First Global Creative Lead of Experience

Ogilvy hired Kaleeta McDade as its first global creative lead for its experience practice as it moves toward integrating creative services globally. McDade's arrival in the newly created role of global executive creative director of experience comes as the network seeks to realize its ambitions of integrated global delivery anchored by creative, Ogilvy Experience global...
Tags: Advertising, Customer Experience, Ogilvy, McDade, Leadership & Talent, Ogilvy Hires First Global, Kaleeta McDade


Revered Agency Founder Ami Hasan Has Died at Age 65

Award-winning chairman and co-founder of Finland's Hasan & Partners Ami Hasahn, described as "one of the great patrons of creativity," has died after an extended illness, his agency has announced. He was 65 years old. Hasan was the founding chief executive of the independent agency, founded in 1991 in Helsinki. He originally studied architecture before...
Tags: General, Advertising, Finland, Helsinki, Hasan, Leadership & Talent, Ami Hasan Has, Hasan Partners Ami Hasahn