DirecTV Exec Returns to Agency World, Assumes MD Post at Amalgamated


By Kiran Aditham Comment

After just a 10-month stint as VP of advertising at DirecTV, Michael Stefanski is returning to agency life and joining up with New York shop Amalgamated as not only managing director, but it’s fourth managing partner. Stefanski now joins the leadership/managing partner team that also includes CCO Eric Silver, CEO Brian Martin, and chief strategy officer Doug Cameron.

During his 15-year career, Stefanski served as SVP/senior director at BBDO, where he spent three years and had a four-year stint at JWT, where he eventually was appointed to partner/management director and oversaw the agency’s Domino’s account. As for Amalgamated, the agency’s current client roster includes the likes of Ben & Jerry’s, Coca-Cola brand Honest Tea, CarMax, MSG Networks and Patron brand, Ultimat Vodka.