Revolving Door Roundup: Duncan Channon, Berlin Cameron, Osborn Barr and Toth+Co

By Erik Oster Comment

We can’t always get to every “Revolving Door” item, so we’ve compiled a roundup for some of this week’s loose ends.

-Duncan Channon expanded its creative team with the arrival of Kat Michie as associate creative director.

Michie (pictured, right) joins the agency following nearly three years as a freelance associate creative director and art director, working with agencies including Eleven and Jack Morton Worldwide. Her prior agency experience includes roles at Digitas North America, Tribal DDB and Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners. Over the course of her career, she has worked with clients including Google, Bud Light, Pepsi, Taco Bell, eBay and HP.

In a statement, Duncan Channon executive creative director John Kovacevich said Michie “shares our belief that advertising can ‘do better’ and, when done right, can reflect real truth and even shape culture. We look forward to her pushing us and our clients to explore new territories that you don’t always see in advertising.”

“It’s kind of a unicorn to find an agency that does good work and has a good culture,”  Michie added. “DC makes work with empathy and truth, plus their clients really trust them. It’s also refreshing to see DC leadership of all genders prioritize working hard equally with time for family and other interests.”

-WPP agency Berlin Cameron hired Jamie Silverman as creative director and Anne St. Pierre as group strategy director.

Silverman (pictured left) will oversee creative campaigns across Berlin Cameron’s client roster and report directly to CEO and executive creative director Ewen Cameron, while St.Pierre will lead the strategy department across all clients and report to Berlin Cameron president Jen DaSilva.

“Adding Jamie and Anne to the team represents our continued focus on combining the best creativity and strategy to create the most impactful work,” DaSilva said in a statement. “With extensive and varied backgrounds, their expertise will bring great value to our client partners and the work that we do.”

Silverman joins Berlin Cameron from Publicis Groupe, where she spent the past three and a half years as an associate creative director, working with brands including Citibank, Walmart and Heineken, as well as new business efforts. Her prior agency experience also includes stints at Ogilvy and mcgarrybowen.

St. Pierre (pictured left) joins the agency with 15 years of experience at agencies including  Digitas, Jack Morton, VaynerMedia and MMC, working with brands such as American Express, JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, Fidelity, Merck and Emblem Health.

Osborn Barr, a full-service agency specializing on the agricultural industry, promoted 15-year agency veteran Karen Pfautsch (pictured, right) from vice president to senior vice president.

She will be responsible for overall account performance, overseeing multiple account teams, working with the rest of the agency’s senior leadership team to ensure agency and client success.

“As we approach 2019, I’m thrilled to have Karen move up in the agency to a role that we have no doubt she will excel in,” Osborn and Barr president Rhonda Ries said in a statement. “Karen’s integrity and reputation with our clients makes her an invaluable team member, and I look forward to seeing her leadership within the agency advance to a new level.”

-Boston-based independent agency Toth+Co hired Kimberlee Eten as creative director.

Eten (pictured, right) will be based out of New York and lead creative teams in both New York and Boston. She rejoins Toth+Co following seven years as a freelance creative director, brand consultant and designer.

“I’m thrilled to be rejoining Toth+Co” Eten added. “Being based in NYC will provide opportunities to stretch the agency in new and exciting ways. There are so many new companies with smart ideas that don’t gain traction because of complicated messages, lack of storytelling and the inability to think like a consumer,” said in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with innovative brands, exploring new business models and applying my understanding of technology to create inspired, custom experiences for current and prospective clients.”

Before going freelance, Eten spent a decade at Toth+Co, most recently as design director. During her first stint with the agency, she also co-authored a book called Fashion Icon: The Power and Influence of Graphic Design with Toth+Co founder Mike Toth. Over the course of her career, she has worked with brands including  Coach, Fisher-Price, Sperry and Swarovski.

“Having Kim on board is a huge boost not only for us as an agency but for all of our clients and future clients,” Toth+Co president Zack Toth said in a statement. “There’s a parallel between doing great work and being confident that the simplest solutions are the best. Kim embodies this philosophy.”

Featured image credit: Getty Images

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