January 2020

L’Oréal Executive Joins ANA to Lead Gender Equality Push

By |2020-01-21T16:15:20-05:00January 21st, 2020|Leadership & Talent|

L’Oréal Executive Joins ANA to Lead Gender Equality Push

The Association of National Advertisers has appointed Nadine Karp McHugh to lead SeeHer, the initiative it founded four years ago to advocate for a more accurate portrayal of women and girls in advertising. Karp McHugh will serve as SeeHer’s first president, a role that will involve helping ANA members leverage SeeHer’s insights, tools and learnings…

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Gap Decides Not to Spin Off Old Navy Into Separate Company

By |2020-01-16T18:18:54-05:00January 16th, 2020|C-Suite, Leadership & Talent, Marketer Moves|

Gap Decides Not to Spin Off Old Navy Into Separate Company

Gap will abandon its plan to spin off Old Navy into a separate public company. “The work we’ve done to prepare for the spin shone a bright light on operational inefficiencies and areas for improvement,” said Robert Fisher, the company’s interim CEO, in a statement. In early November, Gap dismissed CEO Art Peck. His departure…

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After a Second Stint at CPB, Alex Bogusky Exits the Agency He Co-Founded

By |2020-01-14T17:07:11-05:00January 14th, 2020|General, Leadership & Talent|

After a Second Stint at CPB, Alex Bogusky Exits the Agency He Co-Founded

A year and a half after returning, ad industry icon Alex Bogusky is exiting the field once again. Bogusky re-joined CPB, the agency he co-founded, in August 2018 in the role of chief creative engineer. Before leaving the advertising industry in 2010, Bogusky was one of its most high-profile creative voices, building CPB’s reputation on…

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Fandom Is Serious Business for the Creative Director Behind the KFC Dating Game

By |2020-01-06T18:00:23-05:00January 6th, 2020|Customer Experience, Gaming, Leadership & Talent, Mobile|

Fandom Is Serious Business for the Creative Director Behind the KFC Dating Game

When ad agency Wieden + Kennedy first approached Psyop with the idea for a dating simulator based around the KFC franchise–starring the brand’s namesake Colonel as a romance-able character–one of Alexei Bochenek’s first thoughts was that if he didn’t ultimately win this pitch, then he’d have to “resign in shame.” Bochenek ultimately served as the…

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Innocean USA Hires Chief Operating Officer From Siltanen & Partners

By |2020-01-03T15:30:05-05:00January 3rd, 2020|C-Suite, Leadership & Talent|

Innocean USA Hires Chief Operating Officer From Siltanen & Partners

Innocean USA has hired Tim Murphy as chief operating officer. In the role, Murphy will be responsible for day-to-day operations and growth strategy, overseeing brand management, strategy, data science, media and experiential across the Hyundai Motor America, Genesis Motor America and Kia Motors America teams. General accounts and business development operations teams will also report…

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WPP Hires Adrianne Smith as First Global Director of Inclusion and Diversity

By |2020-01-02T16:38:36-05:00January 2nd, 2020|C-Suite, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership & Talent|

WPP Hires Adrianne Smith as First Global Director of Inclusion and Diversity

WPP has hired Adrianne Smith as global director of inclusion and diversity, a new position at the holding company. In this role, Smith will support and partner with Judy Jackson, who was named WPP’s global head of culture last year. Smith is the founder of Cannes Can: Diversity Collective, an organization dedicated to bringing young…

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December 2019

The Biggest TV Executive Departures in 2019

By |2019-12-27T06:30:19-05:00December 27th, 2019|Leadership & Talent, Programming & Performance, Year in Review|

The Biggest TV Executive Departures in 2019

Given all the TV industry upheaval this year, it’s not surprising there was considerable turnover among top execs in 2019. More than a dozen left their jobs this year, due to mega-mergers, consolidation, #MeToo and opportunities elsewhere. Here are the year’s biggest exec departures: Click here to read more. Donna Speciale, WarnerMedia The ad sales…

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Longtime Chief Communications Officer at The Martin Agency Dies at Age 59

By |2019-12-17T15:53:28-05:00December 17th, 2019|Leadership & Talent|

Longtime Chief Communications Officer at The Martin Agency Dies at Age 59

Dean Jarrett, who served as The Martin Agency’s chief communications officer for 30 years before retiring last year, died on Dec. 13 at the age of 59 after battling cancer. According to his obituary, Jarrett helped the Richmond-based agency “rise from regional to national prominence, serving as a trusted member of senior leadership and representing…

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Mindshare Hires Dentsu Aegis Network Vet as CFO for North America

By |2019-12-16T16:02:26-05:00December 16th, 2019|Leadership & Talent|

Mindshare Hires Dentsu Aegis Network Vet as CFO for North America

WPP media agency Mindshare, part of GroupM, has hired Will Graves as chief financial officer for North America. Graves will lead financial and commercial strategies for the region including client finance, internal and external financial objectives, and exploring new growth opportunities. He replaces Joe Scangamor in the role after Scangamor was promoted to GroupM North…

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Stan Richards, 87-Year-Old Founder of The Richards Group, Names Successor

By |2019-12-13T16:33:03-05:00December 13th, 2019|General, Leadership & Talent|

Stan Richards, 87-Year-Old Founder of The Richards Group, Names Successor

Dallas-based The Richards Group has a new leader at the helm. Stan Richards, who founded the independent agency 43 years ago, has appointed Glenn Dady as his successor. According to the agency, 87-year-old Richards “has no plans to retire,” but is handing over management duties to Dady. Moving forward, Dady will serve as principal and…

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