Agencies are rapidly hiring new leaders across departments to prepare for a successful year in 2024.
Craig Duncan, president and managing director of Cutters Studio, was selected as chairperson for the 2024 AICP Post Awards. The awards will present trophies to post production artists credited with work in 25 different categories.
Anomaly London welcomed Victoria Day as managing director. Day will work to deliver the Anomaly proposition and accelerate impact across its client base.
Billion Dollar Boy
Billion Dollar Boy made three strategic hires to maintain the growth it saw in 2023. Marie La France joined as vp of growth, Christine Göös as senior director of marketing, U.S., and Emily Brown as senior manager of strategy.
Blockboard appointed Carlos Restrepo as chief revenue officer. Restrepo will lead all sales, marketing and account management disciplines for the agency.
Carbon intelligence platform Cedara is expanded into two key European markets with new offices in Paris, France and Hamburg. With this, the Hamburg office welcomes Christoph von Reibnitz as vice president of sales and the Paris office welcomes Andrea Caporlingua as vice president of sales.
Dentsu UK&I appointed Dan Truman as chief strategy officer. Truman will work to scale the agency’s strategy, business transformation and consulting capabilities.
ECG Group made four new promotions to position itself for success in 2024. Lara Bass was promoted to chief operating officer, Steve Castro to vp of development, Jamie Erhardt to director of client services and Hailey Metro to account executive.
Elmwood hired Daniel Binns, former Interbrand North America CEO, as its global CEO. Binns will help the agency deliver on ambitious expansion plans for 2024 and beyond.
Following the reveal of its rebrand, Good-Loop restructured its leadership team. Julia Hitchman will serve as chief operating officer, Ryan Cochrane as chief strategy officer and Will Luttrell as interim chief technology officer. Peter Land will serve as a non-executive advisor.
Havas appointed David Shulman as CEO of its global CX network. Shulman will lead 1,800 employees in 19 countries around the world.
Havoc welcomed director Matthias Leber to its creative roster. Leber is known for his unique camera style and special effects on advertising campaigns for Nikon, Samsung, Oppo, Nespresso and McLaren.
Highsnobiety named Nichelle Sanders as evp, North America general manager. Sanders will drive strategic initiatives, deliver key client partnerships and oversee the U.S. business.
International Cinematographers Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild welcomed Michaella Bursalyan as western region director. It also promoted ICG veteran John Amman to eastern region director.
Kepler Group named Jeremy Woodlee as chief executive officer of its digital analytics and engineering consultancy Napkyn. Woodlee will work to enhance the company’s position as a pioneering data consultancy.
Media Bridge promoted Toni Dandrea to president. Dandrea will continue to serve as integrator and chief marketing officer for the company, as well as assume the role of integrator for the agency’s subsidiary, Haus of Sonder.
MullenLowe U.S. hired Jinny Davoudi as head of brand and communications. Davoudi brings unique experience in consumer tech at heavyweight brands like DoorDash and Shopify.
National Small Business Association
NSBA named Walter Hughes to its leadership council. As Quant16 managing principal, Hughes brings expertise as a recognized leader in the small business community.
Nexodus appointed Holli Alvarado as creative director. Alvarado has worked on projects for brands like Microsoft Xbox, Surface, Hololens and Assurance.
Nickerson promoted Shannon Mulaire to director of public relations and media relations. Mulaire will oversee media relationship management, client-partner PR activities, all agency related communications and the growth of the PR and communications division.
Planet Propaganda named Jules Boasberg as director of strategic growth and marketing. Boasberg will lead all new business growth efforts and marketing activities for the agency.
Poppins named Kevin Thompson as U.S. chief marketing and business development officer. Thompson will lead the agency in the U.S. and establish its presence in New York.
Quiet Storm hired Adele Meer as head of planning. Meer will work to bolster the agency’s planning team and evolve its strategic offer to meet client needs.
Riff Raff Films
Riff Raff Films appointed Matthew Clyde to head up Riff Raff U.S. Clyde brings over 15 years of experience working in leadership roles for television commercials and live broadcast performance.
Setup named Rhona Beckmann as its new svp of growth. The industry veteran brings expertise from past roles at agencies like Definition 6, Armchair media and LBi.
TigerLily promoted Varick Rosete to chief design officer and principal. Rosete will drive company growth and implement new processes and innovations to keep the production studio at the forefront of design and animation.
Uncommon is opening a studio in Stockholm, led by three award-winning creatives. Björn Ståhl, Max Hultberg and Mia Berggren will join forces to lead the office.
Wavemaker appointed Alexia Pilavachi as the global media lead for L’Oréal. Pilavachi will support the growing relationship between the agency and brand, working to drive digital transformation, connect markets and scale best practice across 30 markets.
Yamamoto hired Michael Stelmaszek as its new chief creative officer. Stelmaszek was selected for his creative leadership skills, professional network and eye for culture, which all will help him to accelerate agency growth.
Zeno Group named Ryan Wagman as its U.S. chief creative officer. Wagman will work to strengthen the agency’s creative officer, fueled by increased client demand and expanded marketing remits.