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Sid Lee brings in a creative technologist12/11/13
Sid Lee has brought in Kevin Sutherland as its new creative technologist. The 18-year industry vet joins the agency as its director of technology, from the U.K. where he worked with agencies including RKCR/Y&R, AnalogFolk and R/GA, and has worked with clients including Sony, Nike and Virgin.
“The position was created for Kevin,” says Martin Gauthier, president of Sid Lee Montreal. “We decided to bring in a creative technologist to bolster our expertise in this area, specifically for Adidas, since it is a key account for us.”
Sutherland is the latest in a string of hires at agencies to amp up their expertise blending creative and tech. Earlier this month, Draftfcb brought in Ricky Jacobs as its new digital head, while retail/shopper marketing shop Shikatani Lacroix hired Marcos Terenzio as its new director of digital creative experiences. Last month Zulu Alpha Kilo brought in Jeff Vermeersch as the agency’s creative technology director.
AMV appoints head of analytics29/10/13
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has appointed former DraftFCB planning chief Oliver Kunze as the head of analytics and marketing intelligence for its data arm, AMV Analytics.
Kunze started his career at Wunderman Cato Johnson (now Wunderman) in February 2000, then had a spell at Y&R before joining DraftFCB as a senior planner in 2009. He was promoted to commercial planning director a year later and then switched client side to become brand intelligence manager for Volkswagen Group China.
He will report to Andrew Pinkess, the director of business innovation and market intelligence, and deliver research and insight to clients and account teams.
The agency has also hired Havas Media head of content Nick Price as head of digital film for AMV Pulse, the agency’s social media unit.
Ian Pearman, the chief executive of AMV, said: “AMV is committed to offering the services clients need to build and differentiate their brands through all available channels, and these two hires strengthen our ability to meet these needs.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed that AMV had scooped the Government’s road safety account, Think! The business had previously been held by Leo Burnett for nearly 35 years.
The Marketing Store hires Sav Evangelou as exec creative director09/10/13
The Marketing Store has appointed Sav Evangelou as its executive creative director, across all of the agency’s clients including McDonald’s, Carlsberg and Britvic.
Evangelou was previously ECD at the Digitas and Digitas Worldwide agency DNA and will report to The Marketing Store managing director, Lisa Bonney.
His appointment follows the departure of the agency’s former executive creative director Graham Wall in March. Wall departed to become the first ECD at Table 19.
Bonney said: “We have incredibly ambitious plans at The Marketing Store and have looked long and hard to find our creative leader. We are incredibly excited to have someone of Sav’s calibre joining our team.”
Evangelou was at Digitas for four years working across clients including Nissan, Orange, Puma, Snickers, Lacoste and Procter & Gamble.
He said: “What attracted me to the role was the great energy and appetite at The Marketing Store as well as the exciting opportunities to innovate on behalf of the agency’s clients.”
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk
RKCR/Y&R hires Publicis' Alix Pennycuick22/07/13
Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has hired Alix Pennycuick, the digital executive creative director at Publicis, to lead its creative technology and digital design departments as creative technology director.
He will also work alongside other senior creatives, including the incoming executive creative director Mick Mahoney, who joins in August.
Before joining Publicis in 2010, Pennycuick was digital creative director at DraftFCB and he is a previous creative director at LBi.
Throughout his career, Pennycuick has worked on brands including British Airways, Nike, Coca Cola, Sony and Google.
Ben Kay, the chief executive at RKCR/Y&R, said: “It’s fantastic to have Alix on board at RKCR/Y&R. He’s a great talent who will take a key role in keeping the agency at the leading edge of the communications industry.”
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk
RKCR appoints Fallon's Moon as analytics chief29/05/13
Moon has been appointed as the first head of analytics at RKCR/Y&R, in a move to bolster the agency’s analytics offering and develop its capabilities in social media.
He joins the planning department and will report to Rich Edwards, the head of experience planning.
Moon will work with clients including Vodafone, which RKCR/Y&R won the digital pitch for in 2012, adding the account to its existing creative advertising work for the brand.
He will be responsible for increasing the influence of data on creative ideas at the shop, which recently hired Mick Mahoney as its executive creative director from Havas Worldwide London.
Before Fallon, Moon held the head of analytics position at its sister agency Saatchi & Saatchi. He has also worked at MSN and Visit London.
Ben Kay, the chief executive of RKCR/Y&R, said: “Developing a strong analytics capability will allow us to answer our clients briefs more creatively, more robustly and more effectively.”
Asia Pacific News In Brief29/04/13
SINGAPORE—Edelman Digital has appointed Edwin Rozells (pictured) as director of insights and planning, based in Singapore. Rozells joins from his role as strategy lead at OgilvyOne. In his new role he will spearhead an initiative to expand the agency’s digital strategy capabilities, build thought leadership, and lead integrated thinking for Edelman’s roster of clients in financial services, technology, consumer products and healthcare across Asia-Pacific.
Matthew Bagwell joins AKQA in new strategy role17/09/12
AKQA has appointed Matthew Bagwell to the new position of head of strategic services as it looks to evolve its planning approach.
Bagwell, who will report to the AKQA vice-president, Guy Wieynk, joins from the consultancy EMC2, where he was the chief strategy director. Bagwell also previously worked at Conchango as its head of experience.
He currently sits on the Digital Advisory Board of Greenwich Council, which has an incubator hub for new businesses.
He is also the founder of The Fantastic Tavern, a community of brand and agency digital planners and creatives who share insights, expertise and experience.
Wieynk said: “AKQA has a consistent track record of delivering effective strategic services. We are looking forward to Matt’s consulting industry experience and leadership to impact our client’s businesses.”
Bagwell said: “I have always admired AKQA’s unique ability to combine strategy, creative and technology to drive success for clients. I’m excited about working with our team to create market-leading work.”
AMV boosts digital expertise with three hires24/08/12
Anne Cassidy, campaignlive.co.uk, 16 August 2012, 11:00AM
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has boosted its digital capabilities with the appointment of Wunderman’s Gregory Roekens, Ogilvy & Mather’s Saher Sidhom and LBi’s Andrew Pinkess.(l-r) Andrew Pinkess, Gregory Roekens and Saher Sidhom
Roekens will take on the new role of chief technology officer, working alongside the agency’s chief innovation officer, Jonny Spindler.
Sidhom, who, prior to joining Ogilvy, was the global planning director at the Swedish agency Great Works, joins as the agency’s first head of IP and new tech development. He will focus on originating and prototyping tech-based brand ideas that the agency will develop for clients outside traditional communications.
Pinkess, previously the client partner and director of strategy and insight at LBi, will join as the director of business innovation.
Pinkess previously ran the strategy and insight team at LBi, incorporating planning, business consulting, CRM, analytics, research, content strategy and social media.
Ian Pearman, the AMV chief executive, said: “Gregory, Andrew and Saher are remarkable talents who have excelled in digital. Their hires illustrate AMV’s relentless commitment to innovation.”
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk