Roll Call: Social@Ogilvy and SE10

John Stauffer has been promoted to SVP, regional strategy director for Social@Ogilvy effective May 1. In his new role, John will be responsible for accelerating adoption of social media by our existing clients. He will work across disciplines to deliver truly integrated social strategy to clients large and small, with a focus on accounts in North America. John joined Ogilvy six years ago as an early member of the 360 Digital Influence practice. For two years he was based in Hong Kong to help grow the firm’s social media practice across 23 cities in Asia, while serving as the Asia Pacific Social media lead for Ford’s blended WPP team. He developed programs, built a training curriculum, delivered social +creative “Hackathons”, all designed to unlock new revenue from clients like Ford, Ikea, and Diageo. Most recently ,John served as the Social@Ogilvy lead strategist on DuPont working to transform the brand from a chemical company to that of a science company, while doubling the size of the social media spend during his time on the business. (Release)

Global PR agency SE10 has appointed Randolph Pitzer as general manager, Americas, where he will manage SE10’s operations in the region, serving clients, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Manitowoc and Skyjack. Randolph Pitzer brings to SE10 more than 25 years of experience on both the client and agency sides of public relations, marketing and journalism. His experience includes business-to-business, technology and consumer public relations, as well as corporate reputation management. Pitzer comes to SE10 after spending his last two years managing his own firm, Pitzer Relations. Prior to that, he was managing director of Porter Novelli’s Chicago office and spent nine years as general manager of Edelman Chicago’s Business Marketing and Technology Practice. Pitzer also worked at Ketchum and Ogilvy PR in California, focusing on accounts such as Epson and Fujitsu. On the corporate side, he worked in marketing and communications capacities for SPSS (IBM), Spyglass and Universal Access. (Release)