This week is closing out with the top announcements of strategic hires and promotions at the top players in the agencies world.
Doe-Anderson made two new hires to strengthen its strategy team. Fredrik Särnblad was named svp, executive strategy director and Lisa Szkatulsk was named brand strategy director.
Fox Agency welcomed Paul O’Malley as its new chief operating officer for North America. O’Malley will be responsible for establishing the agency’s first U.S.-based office in New York and leading its growth in the U.S. market.
Good Times Production
Good Times Production signed Joachim Zunke for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. Zunke is known for his work on campaigns for clients like Vogue, Cadillac, Adidas and Mini Cooper.
Highwire PR named Michael Byrnes as managing director of health. Byrnes will focus on accelerating the agency’s offerings and exploring strategic tech-driven additions.
Interrogate added Rafaela Carvalho as its directorial roster. Carvalho is known for her evolution from actress to acclaimed cinematographer and now director.
Iris named Rupert Woodward as managing director, data driven and performance. Woodward brings over 12 years of experience at digital and media agencies, including iProspect and Greenlight.
KPS3 named Bob Whitefield as chief revenue officer. Whitefield will lead the agency’s search and digital marketing while overseeing KPS3’s financial operations.
Leagas Delaney London
Leagas Delaney London hired Kit Dayaram as creative director. Dayaram has worked in senior leadership roles at BBC Creative, Wieden+Kennedy, Mother and Lucky Generals.
LevLane Advertising announced multiple promotions to its executive leadership team. Kelly Sizemore was named chief growth officer and Dan Hall was named chief data and insights officer.
Magnetic Field welcomed Randall Park to its roster for commercial representation. Park has had a successful and diverse career as a director, writer, actor and producer, known for starring roles in “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Always Be My Maybe.”
Kelly Ferguson acquired a majority interest in branding and marketing agency Meyocks. With that, Ferguson will become agency president and Rachell Allinson, also an executive team member, will acquire a minority interest in Meyocks.
MHP/Team SI named Kristen Nicholson, APR, as a shareholder. Nicholson also serves as the agency’s vice president of public relations.
OKRP is welcoming Rony Castor as group creative director. Castor will oversee the Metro by T-Mobile account.
OMD U.K. named Suzy Ryder as its new CEO. Ryder has been chief digital officer at the agency since 2021, and will now be focused on the continued development of the agency’s partnerships, commercial partnerships, product, talent and culture.
Prosek Partners launched a new sports business strategic communications practice. This launch is made possible by the hiring of Jon Schwartz, who will serve as managing director, head of sports.
Publicis Groupe named Loris Nold as its new chief financial officer. Previously the agency’s CEO of EMEA operations, Nold will now focus on enhancing the group’s financial function through financial expertise, operational insight and understanding of client needs.
RainFocus named Ashleigh Cook as its new chief marketing officer. Cook will work to strengthen and expand key aspects of marketing success, while also driving growth for partners and clients.
Ready Hit Play
Ready Hit Play brought on Guy Seese as partner and executive creative director. Seese is an industry expert who has propelled brands like Nike, Target and Motorola to success.
RSA Films signed Kate Herron for global commercial representation. Herron is known for her work as director of Marvel Studios’ Loki on Disney+ and Netflix’s Sex Education.
Seedtag made two new additions to its leadership team. Eric Lebeau was named chief financial officer and Nick Timms was named senior vice president of strategy.
Talent Resources promoted Tiffany Groh Cummins to vice president of communications. For this role, Groh will leverage her expertise across publicity, marketing strategy and event execution.
TBWA\Chiat\Day named Erin Riley as its new CEO. Riles will lead the creative teams in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York while driving growth of the agency across the U.S.
The Clio Awards
The Clio Awards announced its 2024 jury chairs. A few jurors of note include DM9 president and CCO Icaro Doria, AB InBev vp of marketing Ricardo Marques and The Monkeys Sydney chief creative officer Tara Ford.
The Imaginarium welcomed Mark Dye as its new chief strategy officer. Dye brings experience from key executive leadership roles at 6Sense, Bombora and Bizo.
Via made two promotions to elevate its leadership team. Sarah Blais was named head of client strategy and Will Garcia was named associate creative director.
WTP Pictures signed McKenzie Thompson to its roster of filmmakers. Thompson is known for her work on brands including Target, Neutrogena, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Pandora and Herbal Essences.
Xpedition welcomed two new leaders to its team. Allan Cobb joined as managing director and Richard Newcombe joined as managing partner.