We’re back this Friday with news of vast expansions across creative, strategic and development teams at agencies worldwide. Let’s dive in to see who went where this week in the industry.
72andSunny promoted Emily Connelly to director of brand management. With seven years of experience at the agency, Connelly has been a key leader delivering to brands including Google, United Airlines and Tinder.
Judson Phillips is joining Arketi Group as its vice president. Phillips brings over 20 years of experience in B2B marketing at companies including Primus, Advectis by Xerox and BioIQ.
Badger Agency is scaling its team with eight new hires in an effort to continue diversify its team with new authentic voices. Hires include Brooke Adler as art director, Brooke Erlich as content strategist, Caroline Fasulo as marketing manager, Sophie Gerritsen as senior art director, Ana Laraia as junior copywriter, Judy Pardo as director of business affairs, Li Ya (Jessie) Ruan as accountant and Hannah O’Toole as junior copywriter.
Dounia Senawai is joining Deloitte Digital as its chief commercial officer. With eight years of experience at the company, Senawai will now lead all go-to-market efforts across Deloitte Digital’s offerings, alliances and marketing functions.
Effie Worldwide welcomed Allison Knapp Womack as its new chief operating officer. In this role, Womack will lead operations for worldwide programs like the Effie Awards, Effie’s global network development and overall operations for the company.
Fig promoted Samantha Deevy to lead its integrated strategy department. Deevy will hold responsibility for utilizing Fig’s creative-first, data-powered approach to deliver strategy to clients across its roster.
Hanson Dodge hired Megan DeAngelis as its first tech account director. Coming from her previous role as account supervisor at BVK, DeAngelis will help to manage expanded digital responsibilities for the agency due to new clients like Colectivo Coffee, Now Vitamins and Keen outside and kids’ lines.
Havas Health & You
Havas Health & You appointed Laura Mizrahi as the chief creative officer of H4B Chelsea, its flagship agency. Mizrahi will work to foster agency growth and brand success through connected user experiencing meeting the demands of the health and wellness landscape.
Brenna Terry is joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies as the global chair of healthcare. Terry brings over 20 years of experience in the healthcare communications industry, and will be responsible for the vision, strategy, client relationships and development of H+K’s healthcare business.
IPG health company Humancare hired Lauren Cohen as its managing director and creative lead. In this role, Cohen will lead all creative across clients and brands and work to elevate the agency dedicate to human care.
Michelle Peguero joined Mediavine as its vice president of influencer partnerships, sales. The hire represents the agency’s focus on influencer partnerships, aiming to meet the growing demand of brands and advertising.
Cameron McCormack is joining Nail Communications as producer and director. In this role, he will work with clients including Lifespan, IGT and Preservation Society of Newport to create content, shape key marketing initiatives and lead the agency’s film production practice.
Ryan Sheppard joined influencer marketing agency Pixly as its senior partnerships manager. Sheppard has previously gained expertise driving successful campaigns for brands including PlayStation, Buffalo Wild Wings and Johnson & Johnson.
Lisa Ardia was promoted to associate director of media at Rinck Advertising after building a strong record of expanding the agency’s capabilities and bringing innovative solutions to clients.
RSA Films added hybrid creative talent Sam Coleman to its roster for his first U.S. representation. Coleman was previously the art director on Adidas Originals at 180 Amsterdam.
Seedtag brought on new senior leaders to expand its sales and publishing teams and drive its growth in the U.S. Appointments include Brian Danzis as managing director, Charles Gabriel as U.S. senior vice president, West Coast and international sales, Lora Feinman as U.S. senior vice president, East Coast sales, David Otis as U.S. vice president, independent agencies, Jim Kleinick, U.S. vice president, Midwest sales and Tina Iannacchino, U.S. senior publisher director.
Semcasting appointed Christy Ercolino as the west coast vice president of sales. Joining the company at a time of growth and expansion, Ercolino will use her experience in directing growth-oriented teams to work closely with Semcasting’s agencies and brands to address their pain points with managed services and the company’s automated platform.
Sid Lee is growing its creative and social teams with new hires. Celine Faledam joined as creative director, Robbie Izar as creative director of social and Damara Dikeou as executive director of social.
Stein IAS is restructuring its client services team to drive growth. Gemma Newton is serving as EMEA client services director and Jeremy Bramwell has been elevated to the position of marketing director.
Tagger Media hired Kinvara Bentley as its new commercial director, EMEA. In this role, Bentley will drive revenue across the region, identify new business opportunities and work with the company’s client portfolio.
Brian Swords joined TBWA/Neboko as its chief client officer. In this position, Swords will build out the agency’s service offering to support profitable growth for international business, while also growing key accounts and supporting new business development.
The Local Collective
The Local Collective is expanding its leadership team with two new hires. Laura Noseworthy joined as vice president, client services, and Omar Morson as creative director, head of design.
United Minds welcomed Nadine Redd Blackburn as its executive vice president, culture, equity and inclusion behavior and systemic change. Blackburn was previously the head of diversity, equity and inclusion for Converse, Jordan, Nike North America and One Nike Marketplace.
VidMob brought on two new key hires to join its board of directors. The additions include Mainardo de Nardis, former CEO of OMD Worldwide, and Laura Held, partner of Shamrock Capital.
Vivaldi Group hired Darren Richardson as its global senior partner, chief creative and technology. Richardson will shape the creative vision for the company, with a focus on driving value for its global clientele.
Laura Stayt has been promoted from executive director of business operations to president at Zambezi. In this role, Stayt will oversee the agency’s global expansion while growing its business operational duties and leading profitability, growth, talent, communications, business development and client experience.