People on the move featuring Facebook India, Yokohama Tire Corporation,Stink Films and more
This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.
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Ogilvy PR UK
Marshall Manson, Ogilvy PR UK chief executive, has announced he will make a move to Brunswick in spring of 2018.
Until a replacement is found for departing Manson, Michael Frohlich, newly promoted EMEA chief executive, will also fulfill the UK chief executive role.
Daniel Harvey, chief creative officer at Zone, has announced that he has joined creative start-up the Dots as head of product design.
Having served at the agency for a year, and before that SapientNitro, the industry veteran has jumped from the agency side to a startup called the Dots, which he has described as a LinkedIn for creatives.
Moonpig has poached Etsy’s vice-president of global marketing, Andre Rickerby, to take on the role of of chief marketing officer.
In his new position, he will lead all aspects of marketing with a particular emphasis on building out digital marketing and CRM capabilities.
Donna West has joined Interbrand as creative director where she will report directly to executive creative director, Sue Daun.
In the role, West will work to develop and extend the brands approach with clients.
Havas Luxhub, the lifestyle specialist division within Havas Group, has appointed Livia Stefanini as head of its UK operation.
Stefanini, who has a strong background in creative agencies and with premium luxury brands, joined Havas Luxhub in 2016 as its global strategy director following recent stints at St Luke’s London and VCCP Australia.
In addition to leading client strategies and relationships Stefanini will be tasked with growing Havas Luxhub’s offering with more creative content solutions. Working closely with Havas Media International, Stefanini will continue to drive the thinking and business growth for the specialist’s high end fashion and lifestyle clients which include a range of names, from Hermes to Gemfields and Faberge – the division’s newest clients.
MediaCom China has promoted its head of investment strategy Paul Waller to head of investment strategy North Asia.
The newly created role, which comes off the back of a host of new business wins including Richemont, P&G in Korea, and Ikea in Japan, will see Waller tasked with exploring new opportunities to drive value for MediaCom’s clients across North Asian markets.
Australian media and advertising industry social purpose foundation UnLtd has appointed former Pandora commercial director Chris Freel as chief executive. Freel will join the organisation on November 1 replacing Paul Fisher, who is relocating overseas.
Shivnath Thukral, a former journalist will join Facebook as director, public policy (India and South Asia), next month. Prior to joining Facebook, Thukral led the operations for foreign policy think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in India and was group business editor & advisor strategy with NDTV.
Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corportation (YTC) announced that Andrew Briggs has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of marketing & product management. Briggs, who will report to Jeff Barna, YTC’s chief operating officer, replaces the retired Fred Koplin.
Briggs has been with Yokohama since 2003 and has held several positions including account manager, senior manager of motorsports, and senior director of marketing, product planning and motorsports.
Cutters Studios Detroit has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor. Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern.
In 2012, Justin and his twin brother John launched the very successful GoBroProsYoutube channel that included the highly-original "Skyrim" parody series. Grosjean made short work of ascending to the position of full-time assistant editor at Cutters, where his technical and creative insights made him an invaluable collaborator right away.
Stink Films has signed director Will Mayer for global representation. Mayer’s background in documentary filmmaking imbues his work with a sense of authenticity and human connection. A recent collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy Portland for Samsung tells the story of Russell Westbrook and the community that drove him to become MVP of the NBA this year.