CHANGING PLACES: John Frelinghuysen, Kristina Lutz, Emmanuel Andre…

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has named digital marketing veteran John Frelinghuysen as the trade group’s newest Publisher-in-Residence to tap into his insider perspective on the digital video advertising landscape. Most recently, Frelinghuysen served as Executive Vice President for Digital Media at Disney/ABC Television, where he led digital product, technology, business development, and strategy for the ABC Network, Disney Channels, and Freeform—leveraging his deep insights into how publishers and brand marketers can navigate fundamental shifts in consumer video viewing behaviors to reach engaged audiences on a variety of screens and platforms, from OTT to mobile devices.In this new advisory capacity, Frelinghuysen will work with IAB and its Digital Video Center of Excellence. Prior to joining Disney, Frelinghuysen served as Senior Vice President of Strategy for AOL.


Kristina Lutz has been appointed president of investment at Publicis media agency Starcom, succeeding Amanda Richman, who recently departed to become U.S. CEO at WPP’s MEC. Lutz was most recently executive VP overseeing the auto business at iHeartMedia






Starcom also promoted two executives to president, chief client officer. Danielle Gonzales will work out of the Los Angeles officer, while Karla Knecht will work out of the New York office.


Gonzales, who was previously executive VP, managing director of Starcom’s multicultural unit and worked on the Kraft and Burger King accounts, will now oversee half of the agencies clients and oversee Starcom’s Performics unit.






Knecht, who was most recently executive VP, managing director, will also oversee half of the Starcom client roster.







Emmanuel Andre has been named to the newly created position of chief talent officer at Publicis Groupe. He was previously international president of Omnicom’s TBWA Worldwide.






Amie Miller was appointed chief talent officer at TBWA Worldwide. She was previously chief talent officer for TBWA New York. Prior to that she held the same position at MDC Partners.






MDC Partners’ Forsman & Bodenfors (F&B) has appointed Silla Levin as the agency’s new CEO. She replaces Erik Sollenberg.  Levin takes on the new role starting September 1.