Hearts & Science welcomed A.J. Storinge from GroupM as its new executive director, media on the AT&T account.
Storinge will be tasked with leading AT&T media across the New York, Atlanta and Dallas offices while reporting to Ralph Pardo, Hearts & Science president on the account.
Last year, AT&T began the process of moving its entertainment division from Atlanta to El Segundo, Calif., and its Dallas headquarters. Some six months later, Omnicom made a series of hires to build up its AT&T-dedicated unit.
“A.J.’s experience working with the world’s most iconic and successful brands can be defined in a single word: transformation,” Pardo said in a statement. “He’s singularly adept at keeping brands ahead of the innovation curve—and that’s what makes him singularly qualified for this new role on the AT&T integrated team.”
At GroupM, Storinge founded MetaVision Media and oversaw the agency’s relationship with Nestlé U.S. Before founding MetaVision Media he spent four years at OMD in roles including U.S. chief strategy officer, managing director for PepsiCo and the Luxottica business.
“Launching and leading MVM at GroupM over the last four and a half years has been a marketer’s dream, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity,” Storinge said. “As I take on my new role at Hearts & Science, I am looking forward to setting new milestones for creativity and unlocking new opportunities for innovation that delivers business success.”