We’re rounding out this week with announcements of new hires spanning creative, strategic and account management departments at agencies everywhere.
Accenture Song named Zoe Eagle and Will Hodge as its new co-chiefs. The duo will lead the team responsible for solving client problems and driving business growth.
Adam&eveDDB hired Paula Hochberg, previously the creative director at TikTok brand and creative studio, as its new creative director. Hochberg brings experience working with clients like Ubisoft, H&M, Prime Video and Coca-Cola.
Azerion is growing its team in Manchester to strengthen its regional presence. Dave Mullan and Emma Hart both joined as account managers to support new and existing clients like Jet2, Universal Pictures and Burger King.
Butler/Till appointed Rita Garnett Khan to its board of directors. Khan will lead as chair of the governance committee and aim to promote diversity on the board as it continues to grow.
CafeMedia brought in former DotDash Meredith executives to strengthen its leadership team. Marla Newman joined as executive vice president, sales, and MaryRay Lombardo joined as senior vice president, sales.
Chernoff Newman brought on Matt Ryaner as its new executive media director. Rayner will build effective media strategies and work to continuously improve the agency’s media services and expertise for clients.
Clyde Group promoted nine team members to new roles. In public affairs, Riley Cook was promoted to account supervisor, Seiichiro Nakai to account executive and Cassidy Schwartz to account director. In strategic communications, Mariah Diederich and Sydney Wishnow were promoted to account executive and Samantha Santoro, Heidi Becker and Morgan Reese were promoted to account supervisor. In media relations, Andie Babusik was promoted to media relations supervisor.
Mike Wilmot joined Conductor Productions as its new head of growth and relationships. Wilmot will help the agency scale through targeted outreach and a sharpened narrative around its business model.
David Miami appointed two new account creative directors, Bruno Reis and João Corazza. The duo have worked together since 2016 and were previously account creative directors at full-service agency Africa.
Finn Partners made two new marketing hires to bolster its global health practice leadership. Robin Pomeranz Cronin joined as creative director and Ivan Ruiz joined as partner, global digital health.
Frameplay appointed Jugen Post as chairman of its board. Formerly the Tencent EMEA president, Post brings over 35 years of industry experience to provide leadership and strategic oversight to the agency.
Highdive welcomed three new members to its team to support client growth and enhance its senior leadership team. Joe Nio joined as chief strategy officer while Marilyn Sorita and Suzanne Stovall both joined as group account directors.
House 337 appointed James Thornett executive director for experience design. Thornett will support existing accounts and prospect for new potential clients.
Household hired Katie Walmsley as its new creative director of technology and experience. Walmsley will support the agency throughout the changing retail and experience landscape, aiding it in better supporting new and existing clients.
Imagination strengthened its leadership team with two new appointments. Sascha Uzzell was named managing director, New York and Houston, and Jiri Bures was named executive creative director, New York and Houston.
Kettle promoted Lauren Kushner from managing director to CEO. Kushner will oversee Kettle’s strategic direction, operations and growth initiatives.
Landor & Fitch
Landor & Fitch appointed Chris Moody, formerly an executive at McKinsey, as global executive creative director. Moody will work across the agency’s studios in over 20 countries worldwide.
The CCO of Lippe Taylor, Craig Elimeliah, was chosen to chair NYF Advertising Awards’ “The Future Now” executive jury panel. Elimeliah will lead the panel of industry leaders to review entries within the category.
Logan Industry signed commercial director Pierre Michel-Estival for U.S. commercial representation. Michel-Estival has directed spots for leading brands including Nike, Piaget, Disney and Cartier.
New York Festivals
New York Festivals Advertising Awards announced technology futurist and thought-leader Craig Elimeliah, CCO of Lippe Taylor as chairman of “The Future Now” executive jury. As chair of the future-forward category group, Elimeliah will lead the executive jury panel populated with cutting-edge trailblazers who will collectively and thoughtfully review the game-changing entries within “The Future Now” categories.
Chris Desjardins joined Publicis Toronto as the senior vice president of sports and entertainment. Desjardins will tap into almost two decades of industry experience at agencies including Brand Momentum and Mosaic to lead the events and sponsorship team.
Rapp U.K. appointed Jamie Marks as social director. Marks’ promotion signifies the agency’s commitment to expanding its social offering.
Saatchi & Saatchi
Saatchi & Saatchi appointed Jarred Causly as its new senior music supervisor. Formerly the Trailer Park Group music supervisor, Causly will work to breathe new life into the agency’s brand partners, helping them reach audience members on a deeper level.
Sibling Rivalry appointed three new partners in an effort to forge a multi-leadership team. Darren Holdes now serves as partner, managing director, Lauren Hartstone as partner, executive creative director and Joanna Fillie as partner, managing director.
Station Film signed TV director, showrunner and executive producer Marcos Siega for commercial representation. Siega’s notable recent work includes Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood and CBS’s God Friended Me.
Wavelength hired Mike Prall as its head of studios to oversee all commercial production at the agency. This announcement comes along with the news that Wavelength is expanding internationally with a new London office.