-Director James Rouse (above) joined the ranks of production company The Corner Shop mere days after the Harvey Nichols ‘Sorry, I spent it on myself’ spot he directed won a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions. Rouse-helmed campaigns for Marmite and VW also earned awards (a Gold Lion and Three Bronze Lions, respectively); his first feature film Downhill saw release in 2013.
-Los Angeles creative agency Mistress added two new partners to its roster: Boris de Malvinsky and Hartmut Heinrich will be co-MDs of the shop’s first European office in Hamburg and run “dedicated entity” Mistress.tech from Germany and LA. de Malvinsky worked at Germany’s largest agency Jung von Matt before joining kempertrautmann, and Heinrich was a partner at global strategy consultancy Vivaldi Partners Group.
-Meredith Xcelerated Marketing hired Dawn Furey as SVP, Head of Social, effective immediately.
Furey most recently served as Director of Client Services at New York’s Deep Focus and previously held senior positions at Havas, McCann, Atmosphere BBDO and more; in her new role she will both lead the agency’s social practice across North America and manage operations at its Washington, D.C. office.
-Internet radio company Pandora hired sales vet Jeremy Randol as its new VP of programmatic sales strategy. Randol ran NBC’s “emerging programmatic ecosystem” for the past few years; before that he was director of advertising for Thomson Reuters’ Northeast region from 2005 to 2010.
-The Trade Desk, a “global demand-side platform in real-time bidding”, expanded its presence in Australia with the hiring of Doireann Ó Brádaigh as Commercial Director based in Sydney.