People on the move featuring Jaguar, McCann, Conde Nast, Engine 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.
People on the move
Elaine Welteroth has left Teen Vogue to focus on new opportunities. Having been with the magazine since 2012 she was appointed to editor of its now-closed print edition in 2016, then to editor-in-chief in 2017.
Conde Nast will not replace her, with the publisher saying in a statement: “We talked to Elaine about a number of different opportunities but ultimately she decided to go in a different direction. She was instrumental in the successful launch of the Teen Vogue Summit and know that she will carry that same passion and enthusiasm into her next venture."
Which? appointed Charlotte Cool to the newly-created post of group communications director.
Charlotte will lead external and internal communications across the Which group, continuing to build its membership. She joins from Asda, where she was vice-president of corporate affairs, prior to which she held a similar role at John Lewis.
The creative team at Space has been bolstered with the appointments of Cat Kempsell and Sam Pepper as creative group heads.
Kempsell joins from Live & Breathe, where she was based for the last three years working with Happy Egg Co, Avonmore and Pladis. Meanwhile, Pepper brings nine years of experience, gained from working at Wasserman for the likes of Bacardi, Spotify and Nike.
Lorna Tilbian has joined M&C Saatchi as a non-executive director, effective 30 January.
With a 30-year long career in investment banking in the media sector. Commenting on the appointment, chairman of M&C Saatchi, Jeremy Sinclair, said: "Her knowledge and insight will be of great benefit to M&C Saatchi as we pursue our strategy of new business."
Sean Larkin is now chief executive of the consulting division at Kantar Public.
Having worked at the agency since 2015 after a stint at the UK Government where he was deputy director for government communications.
Unruly, the News Corp-owned video ad tech company, has hired Paul Gubbins as its programmatic lead in the UK.
Gubbins, who has worked at publishers including The Telegraph and Thomson Reuters as well as The Rubicon Project, Millennial Media, Pubmatic and most recently Oath, will be tasked with driving awareness of the programmatic offering of the business across the UK and growing demand-side platform (DSP) and agency trading desk relationships.
Captify has appointed Dominic Trigg as chief revenue officer as the search intelligence company eyes aggressive global expansion.
Trigg will be responsible for commercial partnerships and the commercialization of Captify’s Technology through the unification of its global sales, client strategy, and marketing teams, and will report to chief executive officer Dominic Joseph.
Spark 44, the joint venture agency in which Jaguar Land Rover has a 50% stake, has appointed Ralf Specht as chief executive, to replace Steve Woolford who is retiring from the business.
Specht, one of the firm's co-founders, most recently filled the role of chief operating officer. He will be now be tasked with extending client partnerships beyond the agency's founding automotive client.
McCann Health has appointed Marcus Sigurdsson as chief digital officer – a new role that will see him tasked with delivering on digital and data projects.
The McCann Worldgroup company has promoted Sigurdsson, who most recently served as regional chief digital officer for McCann Health in the Asia Pacific region.
McCann London has strengthened its creative team with three senior appointments.
Creative duo Alex Dunning and Erik Uvhagen join McCann London as senior creatives, while business consultant Zena Bruges arrives as creative services director.
Joe Media has acquired PR agency John Doe's James Wilkins as its new creative director where he will help execute brand partnerships and help develop advertorial content.
Wilkins joins with experience working with Adidas Originals, AbsolutVodka, Itsu and The Roundhouse, having previously worked at digital agency Abundant.
The video ad serving platform has appointed Gavin Buxton as managing director of Asia to lead the company’s expansion in the region.
Buxton has over 17 years’ global experience in the digital advertising space, having worked in leadership roles at tech and publishing companies, including Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting, and LinkedIn, with the last eight years based in Asia.
He joins SpotX from mobile adtech company S4M, where he led the successful establishment and growth of the business across the APAC region. He also currently sits on the board of the IAB Singapore.
Kargo has promoted three members of the executive team, which sees Arthur Cole take senior vice president of global operations, Lauren Hendricks become senior vice president of global partnerships and Neal Modi promoted to chief financial officer.
The agency's president and chief operating officer commented on the hires saying: "I’m fully confident they will perpetuate this powerful momentum, by strengthening and expanding publisher partnerships, streamlining internal processes for Kargo’s nine offices around the world and reinforcing Kargo’s impeccable brand reputation as we enter uncharted marketplaces."
Impact Radius is bolstering its international teams in both America and Asia.
Scott Brazina has been appointed as chief marketing officer to be based in New York while Adam Furness will take on the role of managing director of Asia Pacific.
Adam Cohen Aslatei was named vice president of marketing at Jun Group. He has been with the company for over two years and spearheaded the company's fireside chat series, building a content studio and filming over 60 chats in 2017. Adam's role will be expanded to include business partnerships and he will support the sales team in a more direct capacity.
Regina Guinto was also named director of creative strategy, overseeing the company's creative look and feel across all touchpoints. Landan Rich was also elevated to vice president of sales, east. The company significantly expanded operations in 2017 adding new hires in every department and across the country.
Paul Caine has been announced as the executive director of Engine's board, to be based in New York.
With over 30 years of experience, Caine spoke of the new role saying: "When Terry shared his vision with me, I knew that I wanted to be part of it and that my contribution can make a real difference to Engine’s success.”
Pereira & O'Dell
Pereira & O’Dell has elevated co-executive creative director Rob Lambrechts to the role of chief creative officer.
He replaces PJ Pereira, who will now step into the role of creative chairman. Pereira founded the shop, which has offices in San Francisco and New York, with chief executive Andrew O’Dell a decade ago.
FCB Global chief creative Susan Credle announced the hiring of Madhu Malhan, who will lead the agency network in "establishing innovative creative solutions for client partners around the world."
Malhan, who was born in India and raised in Africa and South America, has been tasked to be Credle's partner, providing a strategic point of view and benchmark for the agency's global creative council, which consists of the network's chief creative officers.
DiMassimo Goldstein announced that Rose Marie Adamo, formerly the behavior change marketing agency's managing director, has been named managing partner. Adamo will be the first managing partner of the agency and will continue to report to Mark DiMassimo, the agency's founder and chief.
Since Adamo joined DiMassimo Goldstein in 2014, the independent agency has grown more than 50%, and Adamo has been the key executive in charge of managing that growth, optimizing systems and teams to better serve clients.
Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire has promoted four new vice presidents and one senior director. The four new vice presidents are Bruce Besancon (vice president of OTR sales), Larry Kull (vice president of consumer sales), Dan Funkhouser (vice president of commercial sales) and Andrew Zeisser (vice president of OEM sales). The new senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing is Fardad Niknam.
The team at masterplanning and exhibit design firm Luci Creative has added three new staff members. Luci Creative's executive director AJ Goehle announced the new additions as art director Jaime Hotz, senior graphic designer Sarah Anderson and exhibit developer Chaucey Slagel.
Matt Gilbert, an industry veteran with over 20 years experience, has been appointed as chief executive of Pepperjam.
Joining from Kinetic where he helped develop and deliver the agencies flagship audience data product to market, Gilbert has said he is excited to "capitalize on this opportunity to build a category-defining company."