As we head out for holiday break, we’re celebrating leaders in marketing and advertising who will be starting 2024 with new roles and new goals for the year.
Brad Ficek is joining 62Above in the newly-created position of director of digital activation. Ficek will oversee all digital advertising efforts in order to drive analytical and in-house programmatic offerings for clients.
BBDO Worldwide is welcoming Chris Beresford-Hill to its team as chief creative officer for the Americas. Beresford-Hill previously served as executive creative director at BBDO New York from 2010 to 2017 and comes to the agency from Ogilvy.
Dragon Rouge launched a new ecommerce offering with the addition of two senior hires. Agnieszka Mioduszewska was named global ecommerce digital branding director and Michal Cortez was named global ecommerce strategy director.
Innocean USA hired four new team members to its creative team. Brandon Mugar joined as executive creative director and Amar Marwaha, Miguel Mayen and Luiz Vicente Simoes all joined as creative directors.
IPG Health made two new key leadership hires. Jessica Specker joined as executive director of global content solutions and Jack Vance joined as managing director, data and activation at IPG Health and Solve(d), the media, tech and data engine behind the network.
Mediaocean promoted Nicole Brown to its new chief human resources officer. Previously the agency’s svp of people and culture, Brown will ensure global alignment, streamline workplace processes and foster a culture of inclusion and engagement for employees.
Octagon welcomed two new leaders to its team. Maria Kivimaa joined as head of planning and Laura Fairweather joined as business development and marketing director.
Omnicom Media Group U.K.
Omnicom Media Group U.K. made two new c-level appointments. Christian Byron joined as chief commercial officer and Vicky Fox as chief planning officer.
PubMatic appointed Ramon Jones, evp and CMO at Nationwide, to its board of directors. Jones offers over three decades of leadership experience in marketing and business operations.
Quigley-Simpson signed on two new executive leaders as it aims to continue driving upward momentum. Jeff Ratner joined as president of media, analytics and data and Mark Piazza joined as chief operating officer.
David Mann joined SponsorUnited as its new chief financial officer. Mann will lead comprehensive financial strategy and operations for the sports and entertainment intelligence platform.
Stagwell promoted Elspeth Rollert to CEO of the Stagwell Marketing Cloud. Rollert will lead all strategic direction, management and performance of the organization, which covers the company’s proprietary suite of SaaS products for marketers.
The Pack Productions
Eight-time NBA All-Star Paul George joined the upcoming documentary “Amongst the Trees” as an executive producer. The film is the inaugural production for George’s new production company, The Pack Productions, and is set to premiere on Saturday, January 6 in Palm Spring, with RTG Features producing and handling worldwide sales.
Voyager hired Meliz Yilmaz as head of production. Yilmaz brings experience contributing to commercial and branded projects for industry leaders like Adidas, Coca-Cola, Google and Walmart.