Cramer-Krasselt CEO Peter Krivkovich believes he has found an office leader with the right mix of scrappiness and big-agency know-how in Nancy Aresu.
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It took nearly a year, but FCB Garfinkel has filled its top creative role in New York. Eric Cosper, a veteran creative director who has worked at such agencies as BBDO, Wieden + Kennedy and Publicis, becomes the office's chief creative officer under CEO Lee Garfinkel.
Once again, the New York office of TBWA\Chiat\Day is getting a new chief. Rob Schwartz, a TBWA veteran and its global creative president, is taking the reins of the agency's New York office, replacing Robert Harwood-Matthews, who is leaving the agency, TBWA has confirmed. Schwartz becomes the office's CEO as he sheds his global title.
In his first big hire as JWT's worldwide creative chief, Matt Eastwood has tapped a creative director from a top digital shop to lead JWT's creative department in New York.
The New York office of McKinney has found its new managing director in Toronto. George Nguyen was md and chief strategy officer at TBWA\Toronto. At McKinney, he fills a vacancy left by the late 2013 exit of Alex Van Gestel.
Before venturing into digital startups, Peter Grossman, Arnold's new president in New York, spent more than a decade in account management at JWT.
Mcgarrybowen, after searching outside for an executive to lead its New York office, went for a longtime insider instead. Tom Sewell has worked at the agency since 2008, most recently as executive managing director on Verizon. He now becomes president of New York.
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.