Ackerman Hands Global Reins to Lipson

DALLAS David Lipson has been named president of Ackerman McQueen’s international division, the agency said.

Lipson replaces Tory Syvrud, who resigned to form an integrated marketing company called Strategic Partners in Dallas.

Lipson, who currently manages Ackerman’s Dallas and San Francisco offices, will now also direct the agency’s new Brussels and London locations. Those sites serve as satellites for two of Ackerman’s largest clients, theme park company Six Flags and Leapfrog Enterprises, which manufactures educational products, as well as Juniper Networks.

Syvrud was instrumental in establishing the London and Brussels offices within the past year, Lipson said. Those two locales have a total of 15 employees.

Lipson said the Dallas office manages the two clients’ advertising needs in Mexico and Latin America. The San Francisco office, which opened seven months ago, handles their needs in Asia.

Lipson’s previous title was executive vice president, creative director and managing director of the Dallas and San Francisco offices.

Ackerman McQueen is headquartered in Oklahoma City.