Agency.com New York (yes, the shop is still open for business) has named a new managing partner, Joan Zulawski in attempt to get some more hands on deck. Riccardo Zane, President of Agency.com, said:
“We recognize the value of investing in top industry leaders in order to best serve our clients.” And, “Joan has a wealth of experience working successfully with major brands and their customer relationships. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team.”
And you should be Mr. Zane. Most recently, Joan was SVP, Group Management Director at Draftfcb. So… Joan bounced from the often squally Draftfcb to join the even more tempestuous Agency.com. Hunh. Oh wait. Here we go:
“Joan spent over four years as the Group Account Director at G2/Grey Interactive managing senior client relationships including Reliant, Mars, Vonage, Nokia, Phillips Consumer Electronics and Nestle.”
Joan likes stormy weather apparently. Good for her. Someone has to ride the rough seas and look at her go:
“Agency.com’s multiple digital touchpoints approach is what clients need today more than ever. In my 20 years of working with global brands, I have rarely seen an agency that understands modern digital marketing like they do.”
Joan will be responsible for providing leadership for senior client partnerships and deepening current relationships. Additionally, she will
work alongside the business development team driving growth and generating new client relations.
Other recent bodies shifts out of Agency.com include AKQA poaching Agency.com exec Scott Symonds to build its media practice in January. Omnicom snapped up Jason Kuperman for their Vice President, Asia Pacific Digital Development spot a few weeks ago. He was formerly Managing Director of the Shanghai office of Agency.com, part of the TBWA\network.