Topic: David Eastman

24 Hours in Advertising: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pizza Hut pokes fun at selfie sticks, and Spotify introduces video

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Spotify is now in the video business  Spotify announced it will soon offer…

Why This Former JWT Leader is Happy to Be at a Mid-Sized Digital Shop

David Eastman on the benefits of being back in the trenches

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. Previous gig: Partner…

Ron Bess Exits Havas Worldwide

Joins list of executives leaving agencies

Add Ron Bess to the (growing) list of leaders exiting agencies in the past six weeks. Bess, the Chicago-based North American president of Havas Worldwide, is leaving the agency after more…

JWT's Peter Sherman Rises to Head of North America

Agency names Claire Capeci to manage 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. Sherman assumes the role of…

Venables Bell Exec Takes New Business Role at JWT

Emilie Vasu brings account management background

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…

Quish Exits JWT After Seven Years

Agency launches search for new Atlanta CEO

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. The last role,…

Is Facebook a Media or Tech Company?

Sorrell, Everson differ at 4A's conference

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…

JWT Creative Hires Represent Needed Sizzle

Crispin's Benjamin, Goodby's Geiger start next month

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…

JWT Buys Retail Marketing Specialist

Lunchbox will keep its name, management

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…

JWT New York Names Waxman-Arteta New CMO

New chief comes from client services

JWT is shaking up its new business ranks after an arid stretch of relatively few wins. Beth Waxman-Arteta, co-president of client services, has assumed the role of chief marketing officer for…