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Hearts & Science Names Annalect North American Chief Executive Erin Matts as New U.S. CEO

Omnicom Media Group's data-driven media agency Hearts & Science has promoted Erin Matts to U.S. CEO, effective immediately. She replaces founder and former chief Scott Hagedorn, who was promoted last week to CEO of the larger Omnicom Media Group in North America. He succeeded Page Thompson, who retired after four decades with the holding company....
Tags: Advertising, North America, Omnicom Media Group, Scott Hagedorn, Hearts Science, Erin Matts, Leadership & Talent, Page Thompson


Ogilvy Announces Another Restructuring in the Latest Phase of Its ‘Next Chapter’

WPP's Ogilvy has gone through yet another round of executive and organizational changes as part of its two-plus-year restructuring. In an internal memo sent to all staff last night with the subject line "Next Phase Next Chapter," global CEO John Seifert confirmed a series of promotions and departures as he seemingly finalized the makeup of...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, Ogilvy, John Seifert, Leadership & Talent, Ogilvy Announces Another Restructuring


How the Lee Clow Talent Tree Spreads Far and Wide in Advertising and Creativity

The "coaching tree" is a familiar phenomenon in football. Much like a family tree, some of the most successful coaches in the sport can trace their lineage back to a legend who gave them the chance to earn their keep. In advertising, the theory of the coaching tree is pertinent as some of advertising's earlier...
Tags: General, Advertising, Leadership & Talent


Omnicom Promotes Hearts & Science CEO Scott Hagedorn to Lead OMG North America

Scott Hagedorn, founder and CEO of the Hearts & Science team that made headlines by scooping up AT&T and Procter & Gamble's media accounts in 2015 and 2016, has been promoted to chief executive officer of Omnicom Media Group in North America, effective immediately. Hagedorn succeeds Page Thompson, who will retire after four decades with...
Tags: Advertising, North America, Procter Gamble, Hagedorn, Omnicom Media Group, Scott Hagedorn, Hearts Science, Leadership & Talent, Omnicom Promotes Hearts, Page Thompson


Timeline: Lee Clow’s 50 Years in Advertising

1943 Lee Clow is born in Los Angeles, where he would later attend Santa Monica City College and California State University at Long Beach. 1968 Jay Chiat and Guy Day form creative agency Chiat/Day in Los Angeles through the merger of Jay Chiat & Associates and Faust/Day. The agency had one office, 50 employees and...
Tags: Advertising, Los Angeles, Long Beach, California State University, Lee Clow, Jay Chiat, Santa Monica City College, Leadership & Talent, Jay Chiat Associates


Lee Clow Announces Retirement and Looks Back on a Career That Helped Define Advertising

Today, one of advertising's leading lights officially hung up his hat. Lee Clow--the legendary creative behind such campaigns as "Think Different," the Energizer bunny and the Taco Bell chihuahua--has retired after 50 years in the business, 30 of which he spent turning Apple into a case study on the effectiveness of creative marketing. That's not...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Taco Bell, Lee Clow, Leadership & Talent


Edelman Hires Creative Veteran Behind Leo Burnett’s ‘Like a Girl’ as Its First Global CCO

Edelman had a message for last summer's Cannes Lions festival: we do creative now, too. Since giving up its fight against paid media back in 2013, the world's largest independent communications firm has, by its own estimates, hired 600 creatives and planners over the past two years alone in an attempt to offer a wider...
Tags: Advertising, Edelman, Cannes Lions, Leo Burnett, Leadership & Talent


Intel’s Global Creative Director Exits After Company Dismantles In-House Agency

Intel has confirmed the departure of its vice president and global creative director Teresa Herd who oversaw the Silicon Valley's in-house hub Agency Inside. The departure follows Intel's decision to lay off all of Agency Inside's creative and production staffers to focus the in-house operation only on account services last November. According to people with...
Tags: Advertising, Intel, Silicon Valley, House Agency, Leadership & Talent, Teresa Herd


Q&A: MediaLink’s New Managing Director on Why Ad Agencies Will Survive

Today MediaLink, the advisory firm that has become a ubiquitous presence in the media and advertising industries, announced the hire of Christopher Vollmer as managing director. The newest member of the firm's leadership team will work in its New York headquarters and report directly to CEO and chairman Michael Kassan. Vollmer joins MediaLink from Strategy&,...
Tags: New York, Advertising, MediaLink, Leadership & Talent, Christopher Vollmer, Michael Kassan Vollmer


Q&A: MediaLink’s on Why Ad Agencies Will Survive

Today MediaLink, the advisory firm that has become a ubiquitous presence in the media and advertising industries, announced the hire of Christopher Vollmer as managing director. The newest member of the firm's leadership team will work in its New York headquarters and report directly to CEO and chairman Michael Kassan. Vollmer joins MediaLink from Strategy&,...
Tags: New York, Advertising, MediaLink, Leadership & Talent, Christopher Vollmer, Michael Kassan Vollmer


Founder and Global CEO of WPP’s Mirum Steps Down Following Wunderman Thompson Merger

Mirum, a WPP-owned digital agency network, recently said goodbye to its founder and global CEO Dan Khabie, who resigned in late January to pursue other ventures outside the holding company. His departure follows the merger of Wunderman and JWT, the latter of which acquired his former agency Digitaria in 2010 and combined it with 10...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, JWT, Wunderman, Mirum, Digitaria, Leadership & Talent, Wunderman Thompson, Dan Khabie


Founder and Global CEO of WPP’s Mirum Steps Down After 4 Years

Mirum, a WPP-owned digital agency network, recently said goodbye to its founder and global CEO Dan Khabie, who resigned in late January to pursue other ventures outside the holding company. His departure follows the merger of Wunderman and JWT, the latter of which acquired his former agency Digitaria in 2010 and combined it with 10...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, JWT, Wunderman, Mirum, Digitaria, Leadership & Talent, Dan Khabie


Analyst Brian Wieser Joins WPP’s GroupM to Drive and Expand Its Thought Leadership Practice

The trade press's most famous source for real-time analysis, industry trends and commentary is going in-house: WPP's GroupM hired Brian Wieser for its the newly-created role of global president, business intelligence. In the role, Wieser will be tasked with driving and expanding GroupM's thought leadership practice and collaborating with GroupM agencies and the broader WPP...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, Groupm, Brian Wieser, Wieser, Leadership & Talent


How Teaching Dog Agility Helps This Creative Director Excel

Before she became a creative force in the advertising industry, Lisa Topol--now co-chief creative officer at DDB New York--was dead set on becoming a professor of religion and 19th century Victorian literature. But while the topic was fascinating to her, it became unfulfilling. "I just felt like I'd never be doing anything that engaged with...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, DDB New York, Leadership & Talent, Lisa Topol


Meet the Agency That’s Hiding Cadbury Eggs in Other Brands’ Ads

With just 60 on staff, Elvis certainly isn't the largest operation in the industry in terms of size, but the shop maintains that what it lacks in headcount, it makes up for in agility--and the ability of its creatives to deliver on big ideas. Headquartered in London, Elvis counts a host of notable international brands...
Tags: London, Advertising, Magazine, Elvis, Cadbury Eggs, Leadership & Talent


Condé Nast Names 2 Agency Veterans as Creative and Strategy Leads for In-House Unit CNX

Over the last several months, publishing giant Cond? Nast (Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Wired, GQ, etc.) has rebranded its in-house agency CNX and strengthened that division by hiring top talent away from old-school ad shops. Former TBWA\Chiat\Day L.A. chief innovation officer John Deschner became managing director of the newly renamed unit last November,...
Tags: Advertising, Leadership & Talent, Condé Nast Names, Nast Vogue Vanity Fair The New Yorker Wired GQ, John Deschner


Beats by Dre Global Head of Marketing Departs for Cannabis Company Cura Partners

Jason White, evp and global head of marketing for Beats Electronics, has left that company after nearly five years. The executive told Adweek he accepted a new role as global CMO of Cura Partners, a Portland, Ore.-based company that aspires to be "the leading provider of cannabis in legal U.S. and international markets." Friday was...
Tags: Advertising, Portland, Adweek, Beats Electronics, Jason White, Leadership & Talent, CMO of Cura Partners


Meet the MullenLowe Creative Director Who ‘Appreciates the Absurd’

Be smart about how you want to be dumb. That's the mantra Adam Calvert kept in mind while pitching last year's E*Trade Super Bowl commercial, "This Is Getting Old," which features a gang of retirement-ready folks still hustling as firefighters, DJs and Baywatch-inspired lifeguards. While many try to pull the heartstrings, Calvert, creative director Jeff...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Baywatch, Calvert, Leadership & Talent, Adam Calvert


GS&P Hires Two New Creative Leads for the BMW Account

Goodby Silverstein & Partners welcomed two new creative leads on the BMW account the agency won last March, following a review that included finalists Wieden+Kennedy, Droga5, Anomaly and Hill Holliday. Matt Edwards and Wes Phelan have joined GS&P as creative directors overseeing BMW. The creative duo left Johannes Leonardo, where they oversaw creative on the...
Tags: Advertising, Bmw, Wieden Kennedy, Goodby Silverstein Partners, Johannes Leonardo, Leadership & Talent, Hill Holliday Matt Edwards, Wes Phelan


Mindshare Hires New Chief Data Strategy Officer Away From Merkle

WPP media agency Mindshare hired a new chief data strategy officer to further integrate data and analytics into its media planning operations. Shane McAndrew comes to the role with over 20 years of experience across digital, marketing and ad tech, most recently overseeing global business and client development, market strategy, establishing best practices and scaling...
Tags: Advertising, Merkle, WPP, Leadership & Talent, Shane McAndrew


Lucky Generals Hires Former Y&R London Managing Director Katie Lee as Its First CEO

London's Lucky Generals, a division of TBWA, has appointed its first CEO: Katie Lee, who most recently served as managing director of Y&R London before the WPP agency merged with VML to become VMLY&R. Lee had only taken up her position at Y&R London in July of last year. The merger, according to a statement...
Tags: London, Advertising, WPP, TBWA, Katie Lee, VML, Leadership & Talent, VMLY R Lee


Streetwear Designer Benny Gold Closes His Store and Heads to Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Over the past 15 years, Benny Gold became one of the premier streetwear designers in San Francisco by parlaying his fame as a skateboarder into his own eponymous brand of shirts, hats and outerwear. His flagship Valenica Street shop became a tourist destination and mainstay of the city's historic Mission District. But this week, Gold...
Tags: Advertising, San Francisco, Mission District, Partners, Leadership & Talent, Goodby Silverstein, Benny Gold, Valenica Street


SpecialGuest Provides Brands a Cast of Creative Directors to Choose From

SpecialGuest spun off from sibling company 1stAveMachine as a distinct, separate offering over four years ago, with co-founder Aaron Duffy providing creative direction to clients. Since then, SpecialGuest has worked with brands including Google, Spotify, Squarespace and YouTube. SpecialGuest has branched out to offer the approach across a range of creative directors. Duffy likened the...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Duffy, SpecialGuest, Aaron Duffy, Leadership & Talent, Google Spotify Squarespace, YouTube SpecialGuest


Zenith Welcomes Matt James as New Global Brand President

Publicis media agency Zenith welcomed a new lead for its global network. Matt James joins Zenith as global brand president, tasked with setting its global brand strategy and uniting its offices around the world around his vision, leading work across a client roster that includes Nestl?, 21st Century Fox, Nomad Foods, Oracle and Perrigo. James...
Tags: Advertising, Publicis, Zenith, Matt James, Leadership & Talent, Fox Nomad Foods Oracle


Lester Wunderman, Direct Marketing Pioneer and Original ‘Mad Man,’ Dies at 98

Lester Wunderman, founder of the agency that bore his name and longtime advertising executive who is generally recognized as the "father of direct marketing," passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, Jan. 9, a spokesperson announced today. He was 98 years old. News of his death comes just over a month after WPP merged his...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, Leadership & Talent, Lester Wunderman, Direct Marketing Pioneer


SodaStream U.S. Marketing Chief Departs After 4 Months as PepsiCo Completes $3.2 Billion Acquisition

SodaStream, the Israel-based home carbonation company that made major waves in the soda industry before being acquired by PepsiCo in December for $3.2 billion, recently parted ways with its top U.S. marketing executive, Maurice Herrera. The shakeup came only four months after Herrera arrived from Weight Watchers, where he spent more than three years as...
Tags: Israel, Advertising, Pepsico, Herrera, Leadership & Talent, SodaStream U S Marketing, Maurice Herrera


Jayanta Jenkins Joins HP as Global Executive Creative Director

Long-tenured agency and brand creative leader Jayanta Jenkins has joined HP as its global executive creative director. The role will see him work across all of HP's business units to develop continued continuity in the brand's communications. Jenkins will report to Karen Kahn, HP's chief communications officer. Jenkins, who started his career on the agency...
Tags: Advertising, Hp, Jenkins, Jayanta Jenkins, Leadership & Talent, Karen Kahn


Mastercard Hires Its First Chief Experience Officer

Mastercard has added a new position to its C-suite: chief experience officer. The company has hired Donald Chesnut from SapientRazorfish for the newly created role. Chesnut will officially join the company Jan. 14. The chief experience officer will be responsible for delivering the "best consumer payment experience, while providing merchants, issuers and other partners a...
Tags: Advertising, Mastercard, Chesnut, Leadership & Talent, Donald Chesnut


Vice-Owned Virtue Names New Creative Lead, Moves Beyond Parent Company’s Cultural Cred

Virtue wants brands around the world to know that it's no longer one with Vice. Just over one year after officially consolidating its marketing divisions under one umbrella, folding the Carrot brand and parting with CEO Mike Germano, the still-young media company's ad agency promoted Cameron Farrelly to the role of North American chief creative...
Tags: Advertising, Mike Germano, Leadership & Talent, Cameron Farrelly


McCann Hires Former J. Walter Thompson Creative Chief to Lead Global Healthcare Network

McCann Health, the global healthcare division of IPG's McCann Worldgroup, has hired Matt Eastwood to serve as chief creative officer across its 60 offices in 20 countries around the world. Eastwood was most recently worldwide CCO at WPP's J. Walter Thompson before parting ways with the agency as it very publicly announced it would be...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, McCann, IPG, Eastwood, Walter Thompson, J Walter Thompson, McCann Worldgroup, Matt Eastwood, McCann Health, Leadership & Talent, Global Healthcare Network