Agencies are preparing themselves for significant growth by supercharging their leadership teams with seasoned industry experts.
A21M made several new hires and promotions to strengthen its leadership. Evan Plake was uprooted to director, partnerships, Chirag Patel was promoted to associate, members while Greyson Zeng was hired as community manager and Nicolle Gutierrez Ospina was hired as executive assistant and accounts administrator.
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Albertsons Media Collective made several new promotions to strengthen its executive leadership team. Claire Wyatt was named vp, business strategy and marketing science, Evan Hovorka vp, product and innovation and Sravanthi Muppidi vp, engineering.
ArtClass brought on Eric McCasline as an executive producer. The partnership builds on McCasline’s strategic and entrepreneurial spirit and expertise, as well as ArtClass’s reputation for delivering impactful advertising and film content.
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Arts & Letters is expanding its team to double down on operational efficiency. Adrian Mojica was named head of operations, Brenda Schneider was named head of business management, group business director, Sarah Kastner as head of staff and Theo Abel as managing director.
Deb Archambault joined Bartle Bogle Hegarty USA as head of production. Archambault will report to chief creative officer, BBH USA Erica Roberts and chief production officer, PXP Peter McCann and oversee all production.
Beekman Social brought on Andres Aparicio as new creative strategy director. Aparicio will head growth strategy at the agency alongside client leadership and creative partners.
BMB appointed Matt Bonny as head of account management. Bonny will oversee the agency’s account team and work to grow its expertise and success.
Marianne Kaiser joined Clyde Group as senior vice president of creative and digital. Kaiser will work to position the agency to scale and develop its creative and digital offerings.
Crosby made four new promotions to strengthen its executive leadership team. Jennifer Brohinsky was named associate vp, integration management, Flo Pique-Monnier was named avp, integration management, Karin Siomporas was named avp, integration management and Glen Villegas was named avp, digital design.
Recently-launched experiential marketing agency The Ev&Ex Agency has appointed Nate Siblock as svp, client services as it expands its senior leadership team. Siblock will lead the agency’s client service and account management efforts, growing current offerings to existing and potential clients.
Fela signed Teddy Cherim for North American representation. A writer, director and creative, Cherim is known for innovative dynamic visuals, absurdist narrative and intensely human documentaries.
Ferguson named Brad Wilson as vice president and chief technology officer. Wilson will lead the agency’s development team to focus on digital asset development, custom software, mobile apps, e-commerce and web design.
Meredith Guerriero was named chief operating officer at Fetch. Guerriero will scale the agency’s operations as it enters its next phase of growth.
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Formerly Known As named Linsey Loy as its new chief growth officer. Loy will lead all agency business strategies, including marketing and public relations efforts and strategic direction for the business development team.
House 337 appointed an all-female management team to run its production department. Sue Lee-Stern and Victoria Fischer were jointly appointed as head of film overseeing film, content and radio output. Liz Boothby will serve as head of project management and oversee stills photography, illustration and CGI.
Imagination welcomed Helen Bellringer as its new associate creative director. Bellringer will work to develop world-class ideas and build new business relationships, ultimately inspiring the next generation of talent.
Lego Agency welcomed Hazel Tracey as its new creative director, social. Previously the social and digital creative lead at Droga5, Tracey will help the agency meet the demands of the new consumer landscape and bring its brand vision into 2023 and beyond.
MeWe hired for new key leadership roles to strengthen its marketing and product teams. Michael Huntsman joined as senior vice president of marketing and Mark Liu as head of product.
Angela McCarten was named senior project manager at Nail. McCarten will oversee Nail’s project management team and lead strategy for project resourcing.
Screencastify is positioning itself for success with significant updates to its C-suite. Vishal Shah joined recently as its new CEO, alongside Paul Ray as CTO and Alex Stepien as president and CRO.
Bam Zahraie joined The Considered as its chief experience officer. Zahraie brings over a decade of experience in digital innovation, creative technology, content-driven experiences and user-centric design.
VMLY&R Commerce made several new appointments to strengthen its global and U.S. leadership team. Ivan Mayes was named global chief technology officer, Charlie Wade was named global executive director, growth and innovation, Joe Grigsby was named global VMLY&R Commerce lead on The Coca-Cola Company business, Aisha Krupski was named global commercial lead. For creative leadership, Logan Allanson was named global ECD and Casey Diehl senior vice president group creative director. For North America, Chance Chapman was named executive vice president, innovation.
Wongdoody welcomed Tarik West as senior vice president, people for North America. West will scale the company’s human resource capabilities across all of its North American studios.
XenoPsi Ventures named Angelique O’Bryan as managing director of its shared services unit. O’Bryan will oversee all infrastructure, including talent, information technology and finance.