After a Year Away, This Co-Founder of The Barbarian Group Is Returning to the Agency World With KBS

After spending more than a year away from the agency world, The Barbarian Group co-founder Keith Butters has returned to join KBS as global chief technology officer. “I wasn’t even thinking of joining an agency again, at least for awhile,” Butters told Adweek. “I didn’t want to be hired to a big legacy [agency] to…[…]


Huge Hires New Managing Director of Growth Away From Havas

Huge has hired Matt Weiss as managing director of growth, as the agency seeks to accelerate its growth strategy. In the role, Weiss will partner with office leadership across the agency’s network to drive growth initiatives while reporting to Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro. “The work we are doing at Huge has never been more important…[…]


MEC Hires New U.S. CEO Away From Starcom Ahead of Maxus Merger

MEC has hired its new U.S. chief executive officer away from competitor Starcom as the WPP-owned media agency prepares to merge with Maxus. Amanda Richman will start in October. Her hiring follows the June announcement of the merger, which will create an as-yet-unnamed entity within the larger GroupM network. Richman will report directly to MEC…[…]


Ogilvy Hires Its New U.S. Chief Strategy Officer Away From McCann

Ogilvy & Mather has named Steve Zaroff, a veteran of several top agencies including the WPP network itself, as U.S. chief strategy officer. Zaroff most recently served as North American chief strategy officer at McCann and formerly held the managing director title at its New York headquarters. He will begin the new role later this…[…]


360i Hires Its New Chief Creative Officer Away From Deutsch

Digital-first agency 360i has hired Menno Kluin as its new chief creative officer. The Dentsu Aegis network confirmed the news in a blog post Monday evening approximately two weeks after Kluin announced that he would resign from his previous job as executive creative director at the New York offices of Deutsch. “[Menno has] been widely…[…]


Mark Zuckerberg Welcomes Baby Max, Announces He's Giving Away 99% of his Facebook Stock

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have welcomed their first child – a daughter named Max. And along with Max’s arrival, Zuckerberg has also announced plans to give away 99% of his Facebook stock to charitable causes. Social Media Today RSS


This ‘Returnship’ Eases People’s Transition Back to Agency Jobs After Years Away

Sue Vering was an associate creative director at DDB Chicago when she left in 1998, ultimately taking seven years off from the ad business to raise her daughter, get involved in community activities and write freelance features for the Chicago Tribune. By 2005, when circumstances dictated a return to agency life, she found herself at[…]


Papa John’s Moves Away From Athletes in New Campaign to Highlight Better Ingredients

Papa John's is rolling out its first 60-second TV commercial, using the extended messaging time to drive home its long-held commitment to better ingredients. Missing are the usual jocks like Peyton Manning standing alongside founder John Schnatter. The new campaign, from Grey, New York, attempts to stand out from other fast food competitors by showing[…]