While that big football game/brand match may be swallowing up most of the ad world’s energy this week, it’s not the only thing going on. The agency world is constantly moving like a team roster, with new names and new account wins popping up in heavy rotation. And who knows, you may just read about a potential GOAT here.
So, with the coin toss out of the way, let’s kick off this week’s Revolving Door Roundup.
WPP agency network Global agency David, after an expansion in Europe, is growing its reach in Latin America with the opening of a new office in Bogota, Colombia. The office will be integrated with the Buenos Aires office to grow the business in Latin America. Bogota becomes David’s third location in South America, including São Paulo and Buenos Aires.
To help get the Bogota office up and running, Carlos Andrés Rodríguez has been named chief creative officer and Juan Pablo García has been hired as managing director. Both will run the Bogota operation in coordination with Emanuel Abeijon, regional managing director of the new joint structure.
“Throughout David’s history, new office launches came about for two reasons: the presence of local talents and new business opportunities. With Carlos and Juan Pablo, we have both. They are true David talents,” said Fernando Musa, founding partner of David.
Creative agency Elephant has appointed Paula Maki as vice president, creative. Maki is based in Los Angeles and will be responsible for creative strategy, writing and campaign development for Elephant’s west coast-based clients and new business prospects.
Maki was previously creative director at 72andSunny, and before that, she spent 10 years at Mono, working as a copywriter and managing creative director.
Laura Jordan Bambach has been promoted from chief creative officer at Grey to president and chief creative officer. This puts the creative leader at the helm of the London studio and into a key role within the Grey network.
Bambach is tasked with delivering creative innovations to clients, promoting an entrepreneurial spirit in the studio and driving diversity and inclusivity.
Bambach is the co-founder of independent creative agency Mr. President and joined Grey just under a year ago as chief creative officer. She is a long-term champion of diversity and inclusion in the industry as a co-founder of the Great British Diversity Experiment and SheSays, a global volunteer network that encourages more women into the creative industries.
Michael Houston, Grey’s worldwide CEO, said: “Laura is a fabulous human being. Her creative skills, matched by her entrepreneurial and digital background, plus everything that she is giving back to the community, make her a special individual. She has a unique power to contribute to the ongoing success of Grey and its clients.”
Innocean Worldwide has appointed business strategy and brand expert Nicholas Kim as global chief strategy officer. His focus will be to re-establish the agency’s vision and future business strategy, first at the Seoul, Korea headquarters, then in the Americas, Europe and China.
Kim brings 20 years of experience to the position, having worked at such agencies as Publicis Communications East, Huge, and West.
McCann Health has promoted Dan Carucci MD, MSc, PhD from medical director to global chief medical officer. In his new role, Dr. Carucci, who joined McCann Health in 2018, will work with McCann Health clients’ medical teams to address communications challenges. Internally, he will expand on his current role providing McCann Health with expert medical advice and guidance.
Bill Kolb, chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup, said: “With this appointment, Dr. Carucci’s credentials and experience will be harnessed and maximized across our global network to the benefit of all of our brands and businesses.”
After retiring from the Navy with the rank of Captain after 20 years of active service, Carucci was appointed as the first director of the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, a program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As vice president of Global Health at the United Nations Foundation, Dr. Carucci served on the Global Fund’s board to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
He holds two U.S. patents for vaccine technologies.
Integrated marketing agency Mosaic has named Jason Dubroy senior vice president, commerce and experience, where he will work with the North American retail and shopper marketing team on retail and commerce programs.
Dubroy joins Mosaic from TracyLocke Canada, and he began his career at the Quaker Oats Company of Canada. He also founded the Canadian Shopper Marketing Forum.
Brand experience firm Siegel+Gale has hired Clinton Clarke as digital creative director, tasked with creating digital engagements to bring brands and experiences to life for global businesses.
Prior to Siegel+Gale, Clarke led the digital practice at B2B branding firm DeSantis Breindel, and he previously worked for Siegel+Gale as a design director early in his career.
Team One, Publicis Groupe’s integrated media, digital and communications agency, has brought on 72andSunny veteran Jessica Sinn as its new management director of growth.
At Team One, Sinn will head up the agency’s marketing and new business efforts, leading initiatives to attract new clients and partnering with existing clients to grow organic efforts. She was previously director of business development at 72andSunny, and before that was with Wieden+Kennedy for a decade.
“Jessica brings a wealth of experience from kindred agencies like Wieden+Kennedy and 72andSunny where she was instrumental in the growth of those agencies and their clients alike,” said Julie Michael, chief executive officer of Team One.
“Given the team’s long-standing success with Lexus and other category defining brands, I’m excited to share the agency’s success story with others and show them the magic of Team One,” said Sinn, who is based in Los Angeles and will report directly to executive director of communications, Kyle Acquistapace.
Victor & Simon and Human Humans
Amsterdam creative studio Victor & Simon and Human Humans entertainment studio has brought on Stéphane Février as executive producer and partner. Février brings over 10 years of experience working for leading global agencies such as 72andSunny and Grey London.
In his new role at Victor & Simon, Février will be responsible for leading new client relationships and overseeing branded content production. He will also help develop entertainment projects with Human Humans.
Artist management and representation agency Warshaw Blumenthal is merging with Turbo Dog Productions, rebranding as a full-service multimedia agency, WB+TDP. The combined company will provide full creative production services for film, video, animation and gaming.
Principal and founder Andrew Kessler said: “As the two companies continue to grow individually, it made sense to combine and formally join together our resources and offerings while streamlining our systems.