Achievers: AdForum’s Roundup of Advertising Industry Career News

by James Thompson


Brad Brinegar Selected as New CEO of Cheil North America

McKinney Chairman and CEO Brad Brinegar will now be responsible for the North American operations of McKinney parent Cheil. For more details visit AdAge

Executive Creative Director Greg Braun Parts Ways with INNOCEAN

Ad agency veteran and ECD Greg Braun has left INNOCEAN. Braun’s departure from INNOCEAN was reportedly a side effect of the recent executive turnover. Read the full story at AgencySpy.

Marcus Collins Tapped as SVP, Executive Director of Social Engagement at Donor

Full-service advertising agency Doner has hired Marcus Collins as SVP, Executive Director of Social Engagement. In this new role, Collins will lead the agency's social practice and provide thought leadership as Doner looks to further expand its social offering. He will report to Liz Boone, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Doner. Read more at Digital Journal. 

MCD Partners Signs Ron Coalson as Creative Director

Digital customer experience agency MCD Partners – based in New York City – signed Ron Coalson as the new creative director of its Chicago office. Coalson comes to MCD from MaaS Appeal, a marketing-as-service firm founded by veterans of Rosetta and W2O Group. For more details visit AgencySpy.

Live & Breathe appoints Publicis and DLKW LOWE talent Justin Hill as CD

Live & Breathe has appointed Justin Hill as creative director for its Leeds office with immediate effect as it continues to invest in high profile talent from across the industry.

The move follows the promotion of James Hoxley to the role of executive creative director earlier this year as part of a restructure of the top tier creative team across its London and Leeds offices.

Hill will be based at the Leeds office, where he will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the creative team alongside other key senior personnel. A key part of his remit will be to work on the agency’s World Duty Free and Morrisons accounts, as well as supporting new business and helping to deliver award-winning work to all Live & Breathe clients. More at BDAILY.

Nik Studzinski Joins Karmarama as Chief Creative Officer

Nik Studzinski, the current Droga5 creative chief, will join Karmarama this August.

Jon Wilkins, Executive Chairman at Karmarama, says: “Nik is one of the most progressive leaders in the creative world and a respected craftsman, he’s also a genuinely great guy and will bring further creative firepower across the entire breadth of our offer. His international experience will also come in handy as we’re getting an ever increasing volume of international briefs.” Read more.

Jennifer Putnam New Chief Creative Officer at Allen & Gerritsen

Boston/Philadelphia-based Allen & Gerritsen has found its new chief creative officer: Jennifer Putnam, formerly with SapientNitro. In the new role, Putnam will oversee creative across the organization, including campaigns for the agency’s newest client Yuengling. Read more at AgencySpy.

Hollie Newton Tapped as Executive Creative Director at Sunshine

Creative agency Sunshine has hired Hollie Newton, Global Creative Director at Grey London, into the newly created role of Executive Creative Director. Hollie will report to Al MacCuish, founder and Chief Creative Officer at Sunshine when she starts in early September. Read more at Little Black Book.

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