David Eastman

24 Hours in Advertising: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek:

Why This Former JWT Leader is Happy to Be at a Mid-Sized Digital Shop

Specs Who: David Eastman Current gig: Managing partner MCD Partners, a digital experience design shop with estimated revenue of $20 million and offices in New York, Chicago and Rochester, N.Y.

Ron Bess Exits Havas Worldwide

Add Ron Bess to the (growing) list of leaders exiting agencies in the past six weeks.

JWT’s Peter Sherman Rises to Head of North America

Peter Sherman has made a big impression in just four months as CEO of JWT's New York office—so much so that he has now been promoted.

Venables Bell Exec Takes New Business Role at JWT

The New York office of JWT has found a new director of business development in California. Emilie Vasu, who most recently was an account director at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco, joined JWT today. She assumes responsibilities previously held by Megan Kent, albeit under a different title.

Quish Exits JWT After Seven Years

Rob Quish wore many hats in his seven years at JWT: global evp, North American president, head of the agency's specialized communications group and most recently, Atlanta CEO.

Is Facebook a Media or Tech Company?

Don't call Facebook a media company. Six hours after WPP CEO Martin Sorrell did just that at the 4A's Transformation Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Facebook's Carolyn Everson took the stage and asserted that her employer is in the technology, not media business.

JWT Creative Hires Represent Needed Sizzle

With the appointment of new creative leaders from Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, JWT CEO Bob Jeffrey seems to be trying to regain the star power he lost when Ty Montague left in 2010.

JWT Buys Retail Marketing Specialist

JWT's acquisition of Lunchbox gives the agency a smallish domestic player in shopper marketing with common clients like Unilever and Kimberly-Clark. The 70-person shop is based in Los Angeles and has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Bentonville, Ark.—home of key client Walmart. The agency also works for Disney.

JWT New York Names Waxman-Arteta New CMO

JWT is shaking up its new business ranks after an arid stretch of relatively few wins. Beth Waxman-Arteta, co-president of client services, has assumed the role of chief marketing officer for the New York office. She succeeds Lee Davis, though Davis had a different title: new business director.