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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.