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Publicis Sapient Chief Experience Officer Joins Tech Company Focused on Disaster Management

Publicis Sapient's chief experience officer is leaving the agency to join a tech company focused on disaster management working, in part, to fight Covid-19 via contact tracing. John Maeda is exiting the role but will remain at Publicis Sapient in an advisory capacity as chair of the experience advisory council. He was unable to share...
Tags: Advertising, John Maeda, Publicis Sapient, Leadership & Talent


Match Hires Former Everlane Exec as VP of Brand

Match, the flagship offering of Match Group's dating app and website portfolio, said today that it has hired Ayni Raimondi as its new vp of brand. Raimondi previously held senior marketing roles at Airbnb, where she spent more than six years focusing on brand activations and partnerships, and Everlane, where she helped drive the brand's...
Tags: Advertising, Airbnb, Match Group, Everlane, Raimondi, Leadership & Talent, Ayni Raimondi


Condé Nast Names Whembley Sewell Editor in Chief of Them

Cond? Nast has promoted Whembley Sewell from executive editor to editor in chief of its LGBTQ+ brand, Them, the company announced today. Sewell's new title comes after joining Them in January 2019 from her role as a channel manager at Teen Vogue. She also advises the international media company on LGBTQ+ issues. "Whembley is not...
Tags: Advertising, Publishers, Sewell, Nast, Leadership & Talent, Whembley Sewell, Condé Nast Names Whembley Sewell Editor, Teen Vogue She


Campbell Ewald Hires Pair of CCOs

Campbell Ewald welcomed a pair of new creative leaders, ushering in a new creative phase following the agency's rebranding last year. The agency hired Silmo Bonomi and Clarence Bradley as co-CCOs. In the roles, Bonomi and Bradley will be tasked with overseeing creative and production across Campbell Ewald's Detroit, Los Angeles and New York offices....
Tags: New York, Advertising, Bradley, Campbell Ewald, Bonomi, Detroit Los Angeles, Leadership & Talent, Campbell Ewald Hires Pair, Silmo Bonomi, Clarence Bradley


Unilever’s Mira Beauty Hires New CPO and Its First CMO

Days after its $9 million fundraiser led by Unilever Ventures and 14W, Mira Beauty, a community-driven site for makeup and skincare reviews and purchasing, has announced the appointment of a new CPO, Arundhati Sampath, and its first CMO, Benjamin Lord. "Mira Beauty is the digital truth serum beauty needed," Lord said in a statement. "It...
Tags: General, Advertising, Unilever, Lord, C-Suite, Unilever Ventures, Leadership & Talent, Mira Beauty Hires New CPO, CPO Arundhati Sampath, Mira Beauty


Former Labor and Delivery Nurse Emily Meyer Went From Kindness to Kind Snacks

Growing up in Napa, Calif., Emily Meyer's two brothers had a history of fainting whenever they visited the doctor. But not Emily. Given her ability to handle blood and needles, her mother suggested she look into a career in healthcare. She ended up choosing nursing because it appealed to her social side. After completing UCLA's...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Ucla, Food & Beverage, Napa Calif, CPG, Emily Meyer, Leadership & Talent, Emily Given


Prudential Hires a New CMO, Adds New Chief Market Development Officer Role

Prudential Financial announced today that it's bringing on Susan Somersille Johnson as its new chief marketing officer. She'll take over for Naveen Agarwal, who will move into the newly created role of chief market development officer for the brand. Johnson joins Prudential from Truist Financial, a bank holding company created in 2019 after the merger...
Tags: Advertising, Prudential, Johnson, Prudential Financial, Susan Somersille Johnson, Leadership & Talent, Naveen Agarwal, Truist Financial


Marketing Legend Antonio Lucio Shares 40 Years of Wisdom on the Eve of His Retirement

On the last day of his storied, four-decade career, marketing legend Antonio Lucio sat down with Brandweek attendees to share an impassioned lecture on leading with heart, vulnerability and dedication to craft. Lucio announced last month that he was stepping down his role as global chief marketing officer for Facebook, a position he's held since...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Lucio, Antonio Lucio, Leadership & Talent, Brandweek, Brandweek Masterclass


RPA Creative Leader Jason Sperling Departs Agency for Facebook

Jason Sperling, one of the bright lights of the Los Angeles agency creative community, is leaving indie RPA after 10 years. He is stepping into the role of executive creative director for Reality Labs at Facebook, the social network's practice for Oculus, Portal, Spark AR and more. "We are excited to have Jason join [the]...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Los Angeles, Jason, RPA, Jason Sperling, C-Suite, Leadership & Talent, Reality Labs


R/GA Names New Global CCO, CXO

A new era is officially underway at R/GA. After the departure of a series of senior leaders amid a fundamental repositioning last week, R/GA named new global creative and experience leaders today. R/GA promoted agency veterans Tiffany Rolfe and Ben Williams to roles as global CCO and global CXO, respectively. In their new leadership roles,...
Tags: Advertising, Ben Williams, R GA, Tiffany Rolfe, Leadership & Talent


Global Huge CEO Pete Stein Is Departing the Agency

After roughly a year on the job, Pete Stein is leaving digital agency Huge. Stein will take on a role leading experience and commerce at Merkle, the data-driven customer experience management company acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network in 2016. Huge's chief operating officer, Raj Singhal, will take on Stein's day-to-day responsibilities while continuing in his...
Tags: Advertising, Stein, Dentsu Aegis Network, C-Suite, Pete Stein, Leadership & Talent, Raj Singhal


Discord Hires Former VSCO Marketing Chief as New CMO

Chatroom platform Discord has named Tesa Aragones, former marketing head of photography app VSCO, as its new CMO following a blockbuster $100 million funding round in late June. The startup, which is now valued at $3.5 billion, also named Clint Smith as its first-ever chief legal officer. The C-suite expansion comes as the company attempts...
Tags: General, Advertising, CMO, Vsco, Clint Smith, Leadership & Talent, Tesa Aragones


Omnicom Names New CEOs at Hearts & Science, PHD

Omnicom Media Group is undergoing a major leadership realignment, naming new chief executives at two of its agencies. The media agency network appointed Ralph Pardo as CEO of Hearts & Science and Catherine Sullivan as CEO of PHD, effective immediately. "We wanted to have a new leadership team in place [heading into planning for 2021]...
Tags: Advertising, Omnicom, Omnicom Media Group, Hearts Science, Leadership & Talent, Catherine Sullivan, Ralph Pardo


Mazda Appoints New CMO for North American Operations

Mazda North American Operations said today it has promoted interim chief marketing officer Brad Audet to serve in the top marketer role permanently, effective today. Before assuming the interim CMO role in March, Audet spent seven years as executive vice president of Garage Team Mazda, WPP's integrated agency for the automaker. While at the agency's...
Tags: General, Advertising, Mazda, Mazda North American Operations, Audet, Leadership & Talent, Brad Audet, Mazda WPP


Goodby Silverstein & Partners Welcomes New Diversity Chief

Goodby Silverstein & Partners has hired Jennifer Gomes as the agency's head of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Gomes brings significant experience to the position, with nearly two decades in various roles. Most recently, Gomes was the founder and CEO of Positioned, a consultancy that developed, supported and empowered women of color in leadership positions. Additionally,...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Gomes, Goodby Silverstein Partners, Leadership & Talent, Goodby Silverstein, Equity and Inclusion, Jennifer Gomes


The Working-Class Kid From Liverpool Who Changed the Gay Media World

The first of his working-class Liverpool family to attend college, Josh Fletcher felt out of place as a young gay man without many clear examples for a viable path forward. "I felt pretty invisible in advertising and media growing up, and when I moved to London, this began to really affect me," said Fletcher. "For...
Tags: London, Media, Advertising, Magazine, Liverpool, Publishers, Leadership & Talent, Josh Fletcher


After 18 Years at One Agency, Global Creative Icon Eva Santos Is Planning Her Next Step

Advertising isn't a field known for its longevity and loyalty, with top talent and their agencies often parting ways every few years. But for nearly two decades, Eva Santos has been a fixture at Proximity, the global network owned by Omnicom. In that time, Santos has risen to be not only one Spain's top women...
Tags: Advertising, Spain, Santos, Omnicom, Leadership & Talent, Eva Santos


R/GA Undergoes Leadership Changes Amid ‘Foundational’ Repositioning

R/GA is once again reimagining its business. The agency is undergoing a "foundational" change with a new focus for the coming decade as it parts with a trio of important leaders and enters a new era. Global chief innovation officer Saneel Radia, global head of brand Mike Rigby and vice chairman, global chief strategy officer...
Tags: Advertising, Saneel Radia, Leadership & Talent, Mike Rigby


Globetrotting Creative Duo Lands Leadership Roles at MullenLowe LA

Creative teams--especially duos--are fun to watch. From university days to first placements--then on to bigger agencies and brands--the portfolios tell a chronological and evolutionary story. Some creative pairs have been together for a long time, and MullenLowe LA snapped up the team of Laura Sampedro and Carlos Alija as executive creative directors at the agency....
Tags: Advertising, Carlos Alija, Laura Sampedro, Leadership & Talent, MullenLowe LA


David&Goliath Names First Director of Empathy

Tiffany Persons has joined David&Goliath as the agency's first director of empathy. The title, unusual even for an ad agency, encompasses a range of responsibilities. In this role, she will conduct workshops to "unlock empathy" at the 180-person shop, recruit underrepresented professionals and focus on fostering an environment where BIPOC employees can grow. She is...
Tags: General, Advertising, Diversity, David Goliath, Leadership & Talent, BIPOC, Equity and Inclusion, David amp, Tiffany Persons


Amazon Taps MAC CMO Ukonwa Ojo to Market Prime Video and Amazon Studios

MAC Cosmetics chief marketing officer Ukonwa Ojo is joining Amazon as CMO of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, leading the company's global brand and originals marketing. Ojo, a heavy-hitting executive who helped shepherd the MAC brand into the global market, will oversee all of Amazon Studios' global brand and originals marketing beginning Sept. 21. "As...
Tags: Amazon, Mac, Advertising, Amazon Studios, Mac Cosmetics, C-Suite, Streaming & OTT, Leadership & Talent, Ukonwa Ojo, Amazon Taps MAC CMO Ukonwa Ojo


After 14 Years, IAB Is Getting a New CEO

The Interactive Advertising Bureau today announced that David Cohen, the trade organization's current president, will take over for Randall Rothenberg as chief executive officer of both IAB and IAB Tech Lab on Sept. 15. Rothenberg will stay on as executive chair through 2022. Cohen joined IAB in March from Magna, Interpublic Group's centralized media intelligence,...
Tags: General, Advertising, David Cohen, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Iab, Cohen, Randall Rothenberg, Rothenberg, Iab Tech Lab, C-Suite, Leadership & Talent, Ad Tech & Mar Tech, Magna Interpublic Group


Global CMO Suzy Deering Is Leaving eBay After Nearly 5 Years

After almost five years with eBay, first as chief marketing officer for North America and then as vp and global CMO, Suzy Deering is leaving the ecommerce platform. In a statement shared on LinkedIn, Deering called the decision to leave eBay "anything but easy," but noted that the timing is right for her to pursue...
Tags: General, Ebay, Advertising, North America, Deering, Suzy Deering, Leadership & Talent


Daniel Cherry III Joins DC Comics as SVP and General Manager

Daniel Cherry III first discovered the joy of comics from his father, who collected Shazam! oversized graphic novels from the '70s. Now, he'll be fulfilling a childhood and professional dream: joining WarnerMedia as svp and general manager of DC Comics. Cherry, who most recently spent over two-and-a-half years leading Activision Blizzard Esports' marketing department, will...
Tags: Advertising, Dc Comics, SVP, Leadership & Talent, Daniel Cherry III, WarnerMedia, Activision Blizzard Esports, DC Comics Cherry


Daniel Cherry III Joins WarnerMedia as SVP and General Manager of DC Comics

Daniel Cherry III first discovered the joy of comics from his father, who collected Shazam! oversized graphic novels from the '70s. Now, he'll be fulfilling a childhood and professional dream: joining WarnerMedia as svp and general manager of DC Comics. Cherry, who most recently spent over two-and-a-half years leading Activision Blizzard Esports' marketing department, will...
Tags: Advertising, Dc Comics, SVP, Leadership & Talent, Daniel Cherry III, WarnerMedia, Activision Blizzard Esports, Daniel Cherry III Joins WarnerMedia, DC Comics Cherry


VMLY&R Names Chief Integration Officer, Establishes Transformation Initiative

VMLY&R has promoted Myron King to chief integration officer. In the new role, King will be responsible for leading the organizational design and cultural integration strategy for North American clients, which encompasses overseeing the integration of core agency capabilities for new and existing clients across the region for the agency, which resulted from WPP's merger...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, Leadership & Talent, VMLY, Myron King


Adobe Reveals 10 Rising Stars of Photography for 2020

Adobe has unveiled its fourth annual Rising Stars of Photography, a group of 10 diverse artists from around the world who specialize in work ranging from environmental photojournalism to striking portraiture and conceptual work. This year's list includes Lia Clay Miller, the first trans woman to photograph back-to-back covers for Out Magazine; Andrew Mor?cho, a...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Creative Thinkers, Leadership & Talent, Equity and Inclusion, Rising Stars of Photography, Lia Clay Miller, Andrew Mor?cho


This Ghanian American Went From Dancing in LA to Agency Talent Acquisition in Boston

As a creative and as a Black woman in marketing, Akuamoah's journey back-and-forth across the country (twice) was anything but traditional. But being fearless helped her make bold personal and professional moves. Growing up, educators told her she could do whatever she set her mind to, but as a child of Ghanian immigrant parents, Akuamoah...
Tags: La, Boston, Advertising, Magazine, Leadership & Talent, Akuamoah, Agency Talent Acquisition


Isobar US CEO Deb Boyda to Step Down From Role in March 2021

Isobar U.S. CEO Deb Boyda will step down from her current role and leave the broader Dentsu Aegis Network holding company in March 2021 to pursue consultation and board work and spend more time with her family. "Deb has been a strong leader for Isobar, stabilizing the business and beginning the transformation necessary to rebalance...
Tags: General, Advertising, Deb, Isobar, Dentsu Aegis Network, Leadership & Talent, Deb Boyda


Pinterest Hires Tyi McCray as Diversity Chief

Tyi McCray has joined Pinterest as global head of inclusion and diversity amid recent uproar at the social media company over alleged gender and racial discrimination that culminated in a staff walkout and petition. Though her appointment was announced today, McCray joined in June and has been meeting with teams across the company during her...
Tags: Pinterest, Advertising, Diversity, Platforms, McCray, Leadership & Talent, Equity and Inclusion, Tyi McCray