VML Expands Its Creative Offering by Hiring Its First Managing Director of Global Creative Operations

VML has hired Lauren Lafranz as managing director, global creative operations, a newly created position. In the role, Lafranz will work out of VML’s New York office and report to global chief creative officer Debbi Vandeven. She will serve as director of VML’s global creative council and be responsible for implementing Vandeven’s creative vision, managing…[…]


FCB Chicago Expands Leadership Team With Arrival of Ogilvy Veteran to Head Experiential Practice

FCB Chicago hired Kim DeNapoli as executive vice president and head of its experiential practice, FCBX. In the role, DeNapoli will be responsible for overseeing the practice and its collaborative efforts with other teams, including creative, digital and social, while reporting directly to FCB Chicago president and CEO Michael Fassnacht. “Kim is an amazing, knowledgeable…[…]


David&Goliath Expands Its Charitable Projects by Hiring Its First Director of Philanthropy

At its core, David&Goliath says it is an agency that revolves around one simple word: Brave. Two years ago the agency launched an initiative called Today, I’m Brave. It was originally designed to support school children in Sierra Leone, but over the years it has continued grow, encouraging people and organizations to share their stories…[…]


Leo Burnett Group’s Arc Worldwide Expands After Winning MillerCoors

Arc Worldwide, the shopper marketing division of Leo Burnett Group, announced plans to expand its presence by opening new offices in New York and Northwest Arkansas and adding new names to its leadership team. The press release positions this expansion as an attempt to make the most of recent new business wins and to promote…[…]


Nebraska-Based Indie Agency Bailey Lauerman Expands to Los Angeles

The West Coast ad agency scene just got a little more crowded. Bailey Lauerman, an independent agency based in Omaha, Nebraska, has opened its first expansion office in Los Angeles. Chantal Sagnes, who most recently served as director of business development at New York’s co:collective, will lead the office as managing partner and group account…[…]


Innocean Expands Its Creative Team With a Series of New Hires

Innocean Worldwide Americas has expanded its creative team with a series of new hires while also promoting an associate to creative director. “Part of putting Innocean on the map is recruiting people from all over the map,” Innocean CCO Eric Springer said in a statement. “Yes, as everyone says, it’s all about the work. But…[…]


Brooklyn’s Big Spaceship Expands Its Executive Team With New Design and Data Leads

Big Spaceship has expanded its leadership with the arrivals of Tim Ferris as head of analytics and Harry Garcia as executive design director. Ferris will be tasked with growing the independent, Brooklyn-based digital agency’s data offering, utilizing analytics to uncover cultural insights to drive client marketing and product development. In the role, he will work…[…]


Facebook Live expands features to include chats within groups, event pages

LOS ANGELES — As the popularity of live streaming continues to climb, Facebook announced Wednesday that it’s adding new features to Facebook Live. Now users will have the ability to go live in Facebook Groups and Events, access interactive features (including live reactions, replaying comments and live filters) and invite friends to watch a live[…]


Facebook Expands Access to Mentions and Live-Streaming

Facebook have today announced that they’re going to give access to Mentions and Live to a wider range of users. Access will be granted to ‘public figures’, which basically means anyone with a verified profile, in a move designed to encourage journalists to post more exclusive content to The Social Network. Social Media Today RSS