Wieden + Kennedy Hires New Leadership for Its Renowned Design Studio

Wieden + Kennedy announced it has hired acclaimed design veterans Nicole Jacek and Noreen Morioka to serve as co-heads of design. Together, they will lead the 100-plus employees who are part of the design studio at the agency’s Portland headquarters. T…

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DDB New York Welcomes Creative Duo From Grey as Co-CCOs

DDB New York has hired Lisa Topol and Derek Barnes as co-CCOs, effective in March. The duo will lead the agency’s creative department across a client roster that includes Unilever, Mars, PepsiCo, Henkel, Merck, Tribeca Enterprises and Cotton Inc while …

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Havas Veteran Returns as Chief Strategy Officer for North America

Today, Havas welcomed back Tim Maleeny as chief strategy officer for North America. Maleeny will work out of the agency’s New York office and will also serve as president of Havas New York and executive sponsor for the agency’s TD Ameritrade account. “…

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Huge President and CMO Jumps to Mattress Company Casper

Jeff Brooks, formerly president and chief marketing officer of digital agency Huge, has gone client-side, joining mattress company, and Huge client, Casper as CMO. Casper named Huge as its creative agency of record late last year. “I’ve appreciated the…

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This Agency Puts Storytelling First to Connect Brands and Consumers in a Mobile World

When Day One opened its doors in March 2014, its main mission was to “stop the world in its tracks with stories that connect,” according to agency CEO Josh Rosenberg. That’s happening more and more on mobile for a lot of brands, including some of Day O…

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Meet the Woman Behind Some of the Most Recognizable Brand Typefaces

While art and writing go hand in hand, they’re typically thought of separately in the advertising industry. Agencies have copywriters, and they have designers; those roles rarely cross. But that’s not the case in Nadine Chahine’s world. The U.K. type d…

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Move to America? Maybe if Trump Leaves, Say Norway’s Top Creatives

President Trump this week sparked a great deal of consternation by reportedly dismissing Haiti and some African nations as “shithole countries” while desiring more immigrants from, specifically, Norway. Trump likely picked Norway because of his positiv…

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Publicis Seattle Fires Chief Creative Officer Andrew Christou After 7 Years

Publicis Seattle chief creative officer and T-Mobile creative leader Andrew Christou was terminated this week after more than seven years with the agency. “It is with both great sadness and excitement to announce my departure from Publicis Seattle,” he…

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Initiative Welcomes New U.S. Chief Strategy Officer After Amazon Win

IPG Mediabrands culturally-driven media agency Initiative hired Pele Cortizo-Burgess as chief strategy officer for the United States, effective immediately. Cortizo-Burgess will lead a team of 20 strategists, work across Initiative’s client roster and …

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FCB Hires IPG Vet as Global Chief Marketing Officer

FCB Worldwide welcomed Jennifer Hohman back to the IPG family in the position of global chief marketing officer. In the role, Hohman will be tasked with developing FCB’s new business relationships with current and prospective clients, while reporting t…

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