4A’s New Head of Talent Thinks It’s Time Agencies Realize How Gender and Sexuality Intersect With Race

The ad industry has made considerable progress in including more women and members of the LGBT community. But on matters of race, it still lags behind. That was the consensus at last month’s Adcolor conference and many of the diversity-themed events at Advertising Week, including a panel led by the 4A’s newest executive, Keesha Jean-Baptiste,…[…]


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…[…]


CP+B Names the Head of Recently Acquired Forsman & Bodenfors as Its New Global CEO

Crispin Porter + Bogusky announced today that Erik Sollenberg will be its next global chief executive officer. The incoming CEO spent 14 years as head of Forsman & Bodenfors, the Swedish agency acquired by CP+B’s parent company, MDC Partners, just over a year ago. He will relocate to the agency’s headquarters in Boulder, Colo., overseeing…[…]


Head of Print Planning and Buying Is Leaving Publicis Groupe’s Spark Foundry After 13 Years

Robin Steinberg, evp of publishing and digital director investment and activation, who effectively ran print buying across the organization formerly known as Mediavest | Spark, is leaving the agency after more than 13 years. “We thank Robin for her leadership and contributions to the company over the years, including her instrumental role building and evolving…[…]

Trump’s tweet about women just made the internet’s head explode

No Donald. Just, no.  The president tweeted out a video Thursday about how “only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we truly be able to (you have not heard this expression before) make America great again.” Only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we be[…]


R/GA Rehires Former Head of Production to Lead Its Global Studio

R/GA’s New York headquarters has hired Vin Farrell as executive vice president and global head of R/GA Studios. The announcement marks a return for Farrell, who spent nearly six years with the IPG agency as head of production and svp of creative operations before moving to Havas in early 2013 as global chief content officer,…[…]


Deutsch Promotes Rachel Mercer to Head of Digital Strategy and Invention

After less than a year at Deutsch, Rachel Mercer has been promoted to a new role. She joined the New York office in May 2016 as vp, digital strategy director. Effective immediately, she will hold the title of svp, head of digital strategy and invention. “In a constantly shifting landscape, Rachel fluidly navigates digital platforms…[…]

Facebook brings in a new head of news partnerships

Facebook has hired a former NBC and CNN journalist to lead its news partnerships team, a major hire as the platform deals with criticism over its role in spreading misinformation around the election. Campbell Brown will be filling the new role, which was first posted in December. Brown previously worked as a television reporter centered[…]


StubHub Picks Goodby Silverstein & Partners as Lead Agency to Head Up Major Rebranding

StubHub, the eBay-owned marketplace for online ticket sellers and buyers, has selected Goodby Silverstein & Partners as its global agency of record after a review. The assignment for GS&P includes a redesign of the client's brand identity as StubHub aims to position itself as the top destination for music, sports and entertainment events around the[…]


AT&T Names Agency Veteran as New Head of Advertising

Just under a year after Esther Lee left AT&T to become MetLife's new CMO, the telecom giant has named Fiona Carter to succeed Lee as its svp/head of brand marketing, advertising and sponsorships. Fiona Carter Like Lee, Carter brings an extensive history in the agency world to the role. Prior to joining Dallas-based AT&T, she[…]


Agency HR Head on Creative Hiring and Talent as the Ultimate Differentiator

Specs Current gig Evp of human resources at RAPP Previous gig Executive director of global talent acquisition and management at Avon Products Twitter @DoudCarolyn Age 42 Adweek: What led you to the agency world after working in consumer products with Avon and ConAgra Foods?  Carolyn Doud: A lot of things came together at once for me. I[…]