Achievers: AdForum’s Roundup of Advertising Industry Career News

by James Thompson

Jamie Bell, a former VCCPme creative partner, is joining the PSONA Group – recently formed by the marketing services group Communisiss – as executive creative director. Bell will be responsible for working with the Group’s three agencies: PSONA, PSONA Films and PSONA Social, and is charged with building new business by increasing the creative energy throughout the suite of clients. For more information, read the full article at Little Black Book

Barry Wacksman has been tapped as executive vice president, global chief strategy officer at R/GA. Wacksman’s new position at R/GA will handle all 3 of R/GA's strategic functions – Planning, Analytics and Business Transformation – in addition to leading the global business development team. For full details, read more at MediaPost.

Tatia Torrey has been promoted to chief client officer at Havas Worldwide Chicago – a move that signifies a notable shift in the gender imbalance at the top levels of the advertising industry. For more on the move, read the details at AdWeek.

Andrea Lennon has been hired by Critical Mass as general manager for the Asia Pacific region. Lennon, who was previously Executive Vice President, Consumer Brand Lead at WPP, will be responsible for agency operations, leadership on existing client relationships, and new business development. Read more at Little Black Book.

Maurice Van De Ven has been appointed as the new executive creative director at LIFE, a marketing agency based in London. Van De Ven brings with him experience as ECD at MEC – a WPP media agency – where he developed the  Conceptual Ideas Division. Visit AgencySpy for more information.

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