As the Definition of a Media Agency Changes, MEC Hires a Talent Chief

The seismic shift inside media agencies toward data analysis and digital delivery has spurred MEC to name its first global chief talent officer, with the shop reaching into a creative agency to fill the role.

Nancy Vonk on The Agency Training Problem

Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin have discussed launching a training consultancy geared toward creative staffers for months since a lack of training has plagued the industry for years.

Vonk and Kestin Launch Training Consultancy

Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin have turned the dearth of training in the ad industry into a business model.Vonk and Kestin, co-chief creative officers of the Toronto office of Ogilvy & Mather, are leaving the agency to launch Swim, a company that will help train and nurture creative staffers. The business opens next month.