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DDB North America Names Its First Chief Creative Officer

DDB announced today it has hired Ari Weiss as its first chief creative officer of North America, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

Fallon Builds Its Next Generation of Leaders With 2 Digital-Savvy Hires

Fallon Worldwide is expanding its management team with two young, digitally savvy hires—Mandana Mellano is now chief media officer, and Matt Benka is director of digital.

Amid Restructuring, Saatchi & Saatchi Hires Andrea Diquez as Its N.Y. President

Saatchi & Saatchi New York has tapped Andrea Diquez to be president, adding another woman to its executive leadership team. She joins recent hires Carol Miller-Repetto (COO for the shop's P&G business), Jessica Hendrix (president of Saatchi & Saatchi X USA) and Julie Michael (president of Team One).

Havas Worldwide Adds 2 Execs to Double Down on Innovation and Creativity

Havas Worldwide global CEO Andrew Benett's vision for the Havas network in the next five years has a great deal to do with bringing Havas shops from around the world closer together to continuously push boundaries and deliver results for clients.

Reddit’s Pick for New Ad Leader Shows the Site Is Getting Serious About Mobile

Reddit's ad team has a new leader as the "Front Page of the Internet" forges ahead with a mobile and marketing push. The company hired Zubair Jandali from Google, who started this month as Reddit's first vp of sales.

Pinterest Hires the Man Behind Axe Marketing at Unilever

Pinterest has a new advocate, David Rubin, who was a vp at Unilever in charge of marketing hair care products. At Pinterest, he's the new head of brand, working with users and businesses to encourage more activity on the platform.Rubin is known for developing digital and social campaigns for brands like Axe at Unilever, where he had worked since 1999.

New Executive Joins Zynga in Transition

Zynga picked up a new chief operator.The company announced that Clive Downie would join as COO after serving as CEO at rival Japanese game maker DeNA.