Revolving Door Roster Updates: Canteen, Digitas, Uncommon & More

By Kaila Mathis 

It’s Friday again and you know what that means—roster updates. Check out what agencies are paving the way towards industry innovation this week.


Ambassadors welcomed Michelle Kruger as its head of production in Amsterdam. Kruger brings over 15 years of live-action and post-production experience with brands like Jung von Matt, Grey London, BBH, Asics, Nivea and Lipton.


Across the Pond

Across the Pond hired April Kwang as senior art director, where she will execute on work for all clients, with a specific focus on Google. Kwang brings experience with roles at Toaster and DigitasLBi, as well as with clients like YouTube and PlayStation.


Adam&eve Berlin welcomed Christina Antes as its first managing director. Coming from her previous role as chief marketing and growth officer at the DDB network, Antes will lead agency operations and growth activations.


AKA welcomed new senior leaders at its NYC location with the goal of driving agency integration. Melanie Brister joined as head of social media and influencer engagement, as well as Kevin Christian as head of paid media.


Canteen welcomed a new creative director, Tess Martin. In this role, Martin will use her experience concepting 360 campaigns and working with brands like E.L.F., Almay and Avon to expand the agency’s reach into beauty, lifestyle and tech.


Digitas appointed Jennifer Berry as its U.K. CEO. Berry has over 15 years of leadership experience at the company in Australia and New York.

FCB New York

FCB New York welcomed Ida Gronblom, previously at 72andSunny NY, as its new executive creative director. The agency also promoted Alexandre Abrantes from creative director to group creative director. Additionally, Katy Wright was appointed as chief executive officer at FCB Inferno. In this role, Wright will work to grow the agency’s creative officer in London and beyond.


Pam Fujimoto has joined Golin as its new executive creative director in Los Angeles. In this role, Fujimoto, who was formerly at The Many and Wongdoody, will lead the L.A. creative team and work with the U.S. and global creative leadership team to integrate social media and digital activations into creative output for key clients.

Havas Health & You

Havas Health & You hired Paul Pfleiderer as the president of Havas Life New York. In this role, Pfleiderer will drive agency growth and strengthen market leadership through exceptional client work and culture.


Hivestack’s chief technology office, Mina Naguib, was named chair of Prebid DOOH committee. The committee aims to enhance the Prebid framework, simplifying and driving transparency across the programmatic supply chain.

Hungry Man Productions

Hungry Man Productions added writer, director and filmmaker LJ Johnson to its roster. Johnson is a highly accredited filmmaker who has worked with prestigious brands, most recently Lays Potato Chips, as well as on a slate of award-winning commercials, campaigns, music videos and short films.


Neera Chaudhary joined Imre as its new chief executive officer. The company’s founder and previous CEO is transitioning to executive chairman and remaining a member of the board of directors. Chaudhary brings over 20 years of experience leading top companies and advising global clients across industries.

Joan Creative

Joan Creative is expanding its headquarters and adding 26 new hires, with 13 in creative, four in account, four in production, three in strategy, two in project management. Key hires include Theo Gibson as group creative director, as well as Nim Shapira and Michael Stone as creative directors.


Makers brought on two senior global hires as part of its 35% boost in full-time staff hiring this year. Fezz Stenton joined as creative technologist in Toronto and Will Olsen joined as associate director of production in Europe.


Emmy-nominated director and writer Dime Davis joined Merman to lead branded content and advertising collaborations. Davis originally began working with the company on a collaborative campaign for Old Spice and Wieden+Kennedy.


Mirada hired Sean Barney as its executive producer to lead studio expansion into narrative and experiential commercial and branded content. Barney brings over two decades of experience with brands like Mercedez-Benz, Peloton, Netflix, Disney and Coca-Cola.

Missing Pieces

Dinah Rodriguez joined m ss ng p eces as executive producer. Rodriguez brings two decades of experience at Park Pictures, where she transformed a three-person studio into a global production powerhouse.

Nomad Editing Company

Nomad Editing Company hired Alaina Zanotti as the senior executive producer at its Los Angeles office. Zanotti brings over 15 years of experience leading creative teams, driving industry growth and working with agencies like Wieden+Kennedy and BBDO, as well as brands like Apple, Disney and Paramount.


Brian Cohen was named the CEO at PureRED. With more than two decades of executive business and marketing experience, advising and brand building, Cohen will guide the company into its next phase of growth.

The 3rd Eye

Stephanie Granado joined The 3rd Eye as its creative lead, copy and storytelling. With 10 years of professional copywriting experience, Granado will create compelling stories through rational and emotional consumer insights.

The Lukens Company

The Lukens Company announced new promotions to support and expand its recent growth. Debbie Loubier was promoted to senior vice president, nonprofit, Erik Pflazer to senior vice president, data and analytics, Erin Aguiar to vice president, client services, Traci Cacioppo to vice president, production, Pete Ellard as vice president, digital, James Knode as vice president, creative and Jillian Rogers as vice president, client strategy.


Uncommon welcomed Sanam Petri as its new executive creative director. Petri comes with experience directing projects for talent like Billie Eilish, Beyonce and Herbie Hancock, and will work in this role to enable the studio to grow in the U.S.


Chris Gargani was promoted to senior vice president, production news and entertainment at Vice. In this role, he’ll be leading all global production management across the VMG portfolio.

Wolff Olins

Wolff Olins welcomed Martin Hargreaves, the former retail experience specialist at Jaguar Land Rover, as the new creative director for environmental design and strategy. Hargreaves previously spent 15 years at the company as a 3D designer in London and a design director in New York, before leaving to gain outside experience.