Revolving Door Roster Updates: AMV BBDO, Leo Burnett, OMD & More

By Kyle O'Brien 

The leaves are turning, apples are being picked, hayrides are rolling through the fields and people are moving agencies and getting promoted. Please enjoy this very autumnal batch of roster updates.

AbelsonTaylor Group

Health and wellness advertising agency AbelsonTaylor Group has hired veteran production executive Joy Holbrook as director of integrated production, a new position.



Creative duo Zoe Nash and Sali Horsey, who were previously at adam&eveDDB, have returned to the agency following three years at 4Creative, Channel 4’s in-house agency.

Advertising Checking Bureau

The Advertising Checking Bureau, a solutions provider in channel marketing services, has named Mike Tumminello president. Tumminello will help guide the strategic direction of ACB, ensuring successful partnerships for ACB’s valued clients and their channel partners and consumers.


Creative studio Aggressive has expanded into a bigger collective: Loop, Niceshit, Andrey Trevgoda, and Melody Maker, alongside the company’s founders Alex Topaller and Daniel Shapiro.


Amplify, global creative agency specialising in experience and culture, is increasing its U.S. presence with Zoe Lewis, head of client services becoming partner (U.S) and establishing a New York office. Lewis will be setting up Amplify’s New York office due to demand from its East Coast-based clients including Bloomberg, Meta and Pinterest.


AMV BBDO has hired Laura Rogers as the agency’s new executive creative director. Most recently, Rogers was managing creative director at Pablo.


Azerion, a digital advertising and entertainment media platform, has appointed Bash Labban as senior trading director to drive its agency relationships forward.


Austin-based creative agency Bakery has named Alisa Sengel Wixom as the agency’s first-ever executive creative director. In the role, Sengel will collaborate with Bakery’s leadership team to build on the agency’s creative work for clients including Diageo, DeLorean Motors, Nike and Shiner and to foster its diverse culture.


Brand governance platform BrandGuard has hired Deirdre McGlashan as chief marketing officer. McGlashan joins from Stagwell where she was chief media officer.


Film studio and commercial production company Caviar has signed award-winning directing duo, Si&Ad, bringing their filmmaking skills to the U.S. Caviar will be the pair’s first representation in long-form.


Research technology agency Cint promoted Alesia Braga, its current chief technology officer to chief product and technology officer. The company also appointed Hind Moussaoui as executive vice president business strategy and operations. Bridget Bidlack, Cint’s current chief product officer, will step down from her role and leave the business.

Erich & Kallman

Erich and Kallman has appointed Andrew Speyer as chief strategy officer. Speyer joins the agency after several years as a strategic consultant. His responsibilities include overseeing strategy practice across all departments.

Havas Media Network

Havas Media Network has appointed Joy Allen-Altimare as its new chief revenue officer in North America, overseeing the agency’s client experience, growth, and multicultural teams. Allen-Altimare will serve on the North American executive leadership team.


John Dunning has joined Boulder-based agency Human as president, having served in the past in similar roles at Dignifi, Recall Masters, Accelerate Ventures and others. The entrepreneur, fundraiser and operational executive will be responsible for all day-to-day aspects of the business.

Kite Factory

Independent media agency The Kite Factory has hired Crisis’ Helen Radia to the role of strategy director, adding insight to the agency’s expertise in the charity sector. Radia has worked with The Kite Factory for over 12 years in client-side roles.

Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett Chicago has welcomed a new head of strategy, Samantha Cescau. Cescau joins the agency from TBWA\Chiat\Day where she was head of strategy, and will oversee Leo Burnett Chicago’s strategy department.

Los York

Los York Films, the film discipline Los York, has signed Thibault Debaveye for exclusive spot representation in the U.S.


Agency veteran Erin Hauswirth has joined MMB as group creative director. Hauswirth will help oversee creative for all of the agency’s accounts. Prior to joining the agency, Hauswirth spent seven years with Brooklyn-based Giant Spoon.


Mocean appointed Denise Wong as chief operating officer as part of the agency’s continued expansion into new industry sectors.


Ogilvy Paris has appointed Melanie Huggins as its chief strategy officer. Huggins joins the executive steering committee and will lead the agency’s strategic direction in France and Internationally.


Omnicom Media Group agency OMD USA has named Suhaila Hobba chief media officer. Hobba joins OMD from her role as Amazon Mode’s global head of digital, where she built Amazon’s in-house media capabilities.


Media execution partner Pathlabs has welcomed David Robbins as vice president of agency growth. Robbins has a strong background in leadership and digital media, recently coming from Goodway Group.


Quad/Graphics, a global marketing experience (MX) company, has named Melanie Huet to its board of directors as an independent member. Huet is president of brand management and innovation and a member of the executive committee at Newell Brands.


Remezcla has welcomed David Cid as head of experiential marketing to lead the growth and innovation of Remezcla’s experiential client work and own activations.

RTB House

RTB House has appointed Michael Lamb as chief commercial officer to spearhead its international commercial growth, with an emphasis on the US market.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Films has added Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah to its roster of directors. Dawson-Amoah brings a vibrant perspective to storytelling, shaped by her upbringing as the daughter of immigrant parents from Ghana and St. Lucia.


Wavemaker has appointed Gabriela Vargas as CEO in Latin America. Based in Mexico City, Vargas joins the media agency from Publicis’ Starcom.

Wolff Olins

Global branding consultancy Wolff Olins has hired former Publicis Sapient principal Alex Bradley as executive strategy director for experience, where he will focus on growing the offer across its global client base.