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Chris Thomas to run BBDO Americas as CEO

March 3, 2015


Omnicom's BBDO has appointed Chris Thomas, its Asia head for the last after nine years, as its chief executive of the Americas. Thomas is currently CEO of Asia, the Middle East and Africa and will take up his new role in May. He will oversee 21 offices across the US, Canada and Latin Americ…

Clear Channel names Scott Wells new Americas CEO While CEO William Eccleshare moves to international post

March 3, 2015


NEW YORK — Clear Channel Outdoor has named board member Scott Wells its new chief executive for the Americas division, while CEO William Eccleshare will become chairman and CEO of Clear Channel International. Wells will jointly report to Bob Pittman, chairman and CEO of both Clear Chan…

Ex-McCann CEO Nick Brien Named Chief Executive of Hearst's iCrossing

March 2, 2015


Nick Brien, the advertising executive who formerly led McCann Worldgroup, is joining digital-marketing agency iCrossing as its CEO. Hearst Corporation, parent company of iCrossing, told staff of Mr. Brien's hiring this morning. His appointment, effective immediately, includes a new role at t…

Mick Mahoney to leave RKCR/Y&R

March 2, 2015


Mick Mahoney, the executive creative director at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, is to leave the agency. Mark Roalfe, the chairman and executive creative director, is to take charge of creative direction. The agency is looking to hire a team of creative directors who will report into …

Mindshare heads to New Zealand; Appoints Samantha Osborne as MD

March 2, 2015


Mindshare is launching in New Zealand with a suite of tools and products that aim to establish it as a leading player within the communications space. Katie Rigg-Smith, CEO Mindshare Australasia, commented that the Mindshare products and approach to media thinking are proven globally and she…