Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness in New York has hired Ned Russell as evp, director of client services, a new position at the agency. He joins SSW after working on both the client and agency sides of the marketing business. Most recently, he was vp of brand marketing for Las Vegas Sands. Jim Joseph, SSW managing director, said, “As an agency, our focus on wellness gives us a distinct point of view in the marketplace and has enabled us to grow and attract great talent like Ned to the agency.” Prior to the Sands, Russell worked at agencies Arnold and DDB, with clients such as McDonald’s, Hershey and Johnson & Johnson; for the latter, he managed the global expansion of its skincare portfolio as well as its Acuvue Disposable Contact Lens business.
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