Achievers: AdForum’s Roundup of Advertising Industry Career News

by James Thompson

Justin Billingsley Promoted to Worldwide Chief Operating Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi 

Saatchi & Saatchi announced the promotion of Justin Billingsley from CEO of dynamic markets to the role of worldwide chief operating officer. He has been assigned with leading growth and performance and “transforming the capabilities of the business,” with all of the agency’s offices reporting to him, Campaign reports. Read more at AgencySpy

Ian Haworth, Global CCO of Rapp, Tapped as ECD of Wunderman UK and EMEA 

Ian Haworth, the global chief creative officer of Rapp, has been appointed as the executive creative director of Wunderman UK and EMEA. Haworth, who is also the chairman of Rapp UK, takes on responsibility for running Wunderman UK’s creative department and, as the first ECD for EMEA, will also oversee creative output across the region. He is expected to start in October. Read more at Little Black Book

Rob Rasmussen Departs Story Worldwide

Veteran creative/art director Rob Rasmussen, who spent time at Wieden+Kennedy, JWT, R/GA, BBH, Tribal Worldwide and more, will soon leave his current position as chief creative officer at content marketing agency Story Worldwide. Read more at AgencySpy

Mullen Lowe Lintas Group's LinEngage Hires Sriharsh Grandhe as EVP 

LinEngage, the experiential marketing and activation arm of Mullen Lowe Lintas Group has appointed Sriharsh Grandhe (Harsh) as Executive Vice President based in Mumbai. He will report to Vikas Mehta, CMO, President - Group Marketing Services, Mullen Lowe Lintas Group. For more information, visit CampaignBriefAsia

McKinney Promotes Walt Barron to Chief Strategy Officer 

McKinney announced today that Walt Barron, previously head of account planning, has been promoted to chief strategy officer. In his new role, Barron oversees creative strategy, research and analytics for the agency. His job is to strengthen and enhance collaboration with creative to enrich the agency’s work and to represent the agency’s strategic strengths and philosophies to prospective clients. Read more at

MEC Promotes Ben Poole to Chief Digital Officer

MEC has promoted Ben Poole to the newly created role of chief digital officer in the UK. Head over to BrandRepublic for more details. 

BWM Dentsu Sydney Taps Alex Carr as Managing Director

BWM Dentsu has announced the appointment of Alex Carr to the Sydney team as managing director. Carr joined BWM Dentsu in his new role on 1 September, following a three-year stint as MD of Havas Worldwide Sydney. Read the full story at CampaignBriefAsia

McKinney Chooses Kerry Fitzmaurice to Lead NYC Office

McKinney has named Kerry Fitzmaurice the new top executive leading the New York office.
In her new role as managing director, Ms. Fitzmaurice will work to grow the 40-person office through new business and organic growth. More more details visit AdAge. 

(Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Fairchild.) 

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