Add Ron Bess to the (growing) list of leaders exiting agencies in the past six weeks.
Saatchi & Saatchi is changing CEOs in New York again, after just 14 months. CEO Durk Barnhill is being replaced by Brent Smart, a worldwide managing director on General Mills, a key agency account.
Asked today to identify the No. 1 threat to their businesses, the leaders of agencies and new technology companies differed a bit in their responses but overlapped on the issue of talent.
The New York office of Taxi has filled its president's post. Assuming the role is David Jenkins, who most recently was chief integration officer at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners in New York. He joined Kirshenbaum nearly four years ago after a stint at McCann Erickson.
One down, one to go. The New York office of Taxi has found a new planning chief in Frank Sanni, but still needs to fill its president’s post.