Joe Saracino, who was promoted from CMO to president of Erwin Penland in November, announced today that he will resign to accept a top marketing job at Chick-fil-A, which is also an Erwin Penland client.
Erwin Penland has made its first big staffing move since the November announcement that CMO Joe Saracino would replace outgoing ceo Joe Erwin by hiring Martin Agency veteran Mike Lear as its newest executive creative director.
The New York office of Saatchi & Saatchi has filled its top creative role with a leader from sister shop Leo Burnett. Jay Benjamin, the chief creative officer at Burnett's New York office, assumes the same title at the bigger office of Saatchi, whose top accounts include Procter & Gamble and General Mills. Both agencies are owned by Publicis Groupe.
David Perry's long, remarkable run as head of broadcast production at Saatchi & Saatchi is coming to an end.
Saatchi & Saatchi shifted a top creative player to its New York headquarters and expanded the role of its strategic planning chief. New York chief strategy officer Claudine Cheever added responsibility for Latin America and Canada while worldwide digital cd Tom Eslinger left the shop’s London office to steer integrated production in New York.