2023 is kicking off with game changing new hires and promotions at agencies both new and established to propel their growth for the year.
Perla Chase was hired as social media manager at 62Above. With previous similar roles at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Crowe Public Relations, Chase will serve as a writer, strategist, social media maven, content marketing connoisseur and digital creator for the firm’s clients.
Jack Bamberger was named chief revenue officer at Captify. With previous leadership roles at Verizon and Amobee, Bamberger will help new and existing clients maximize their search ROI, while also driving global business growth and client engagement for the firm.
DDB North America
DDB North America welcomed three new key hires to form its North America strategy team, reporting to North America chief strategy officer Tomas Gonsorcik. The hires include Amanda Peters and Jeremy Daly both as head of strategy, as well as Shannon Craig as director of strategy.
Exactly Agency brought on two new hires for 2023, including Kelly Stevens as business director and Kelly Newton as project management lead. The hires come after a successful award season for the agency, including two Anthem awards, a Webby for its Earth Day work with National Geographic, two Print awards for an advertising campaign with a retail client in Dubai and a few ADC shortlists.
Fox Agency hired Lottie West as its head of global public relations. West comes from her previous role as associate director at Hotwire, and will control Fox Agency’s public relations offering as well as provide expert strategic director for global PR campaigns with clients like Sony and Delphi Technologies.
Jay Friedman was named CEO at Goodway Group. The current CEO, David Wolk, will now hold the role of executive chairman. Friedman will lead agency growth, investment in people and technology and strategic vision for working with marketing and organizations to unlock maximum effectiveness.
Klick Group welcomed Brian C. Fox as its new president. Coming from his previous role leading McKinsey’s commercial practice in life sciences, Fox will lead Klick’s end-to-end commercialization services for life science companies.
Ly Nguyen was hired as executive creative director at Movement Strategy. Nguyen will lead the company’s creative team, transforming its impact into a larger marketing landscape and cultural conversation.
Neon Flux brought on Drew Lessard as its new vice president of operations. Lessard brings 15 years of experience as an ecommerce executive and management consultant, and will lead the brand accelerator’s infrastructure and processes to empower more companies to boost sales and become flourishing online businesses.
Pixly hired Jacqueline Dennis as director of partnerships. Dennis will lead advertiser sales outreach, establish and solidify relationships with new clients, build customer influencer strategies and secure sponsored influencer content.
Publicis Health Media
Jeff Fischer was hired as executive vice president, head of content at Publicis Health Media. Fischer’s industry expertise in developing content practices for clients across beauty, DTC and CPG verticals enables him to bring a fresh perspective to the health industry.
Christopher Brady was named the first-ever chief revenue officer at Tribeca Enterprises. In this role, Brady will be responsible for revenue strategy across company platforms, including the flagship Tribeca Festival, year-round live events, Tribeca Studios and missing pieces and all digital platforms.
Jeremy Adler joined Upland Workshop to help kickstart its New York location’s operations. Adler previously served as Congresswoman Liz Cheney‘s top communications staffer and one of senior advisors, and will use his experience to supporting the rapidly changing sectors of technology, finance, sports, media and consumer.
Wolfgang made four promotions at its west coast creative shop to bolster its team internally. Adam Stockton and Mike Van Linda were named executive creative directors and Emma Zakes Green and Sally Lee were named assistant creative directors.