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Sam Renbarger was hired by DDB as group strategy director on the Symantec and Energy Upgrade California accounts. Renbarger joins DDB San Francisco from Pereira & O’Dell, where he served as director of strategy.
Agency veteran Anne Marie Neal was promoted to the newly-created position of global CMO by RAPP. Prior to the promotion, she served as president of RAPP San Francisco, where she was instrumental in driving business growth.
Caroline Pay, Grey London’s joint chief creative officer, is poised to depart the advertising industry to become the chief creative officer of Headspace in LA. Pay will report to Headspace’s co-founder and chief executive Rich Pierson from 4 September, with a remit to direct Headspace’s creative team comprising content, design, marketing and communications.
Laughlin Constable, a Milwaukee-based independent agency, has removed Dan Fietsam from his position as chief creative officer on May 27 following sexual harassment allegations.
Jorge Hidalgo has joined Hemisphere Media Group as SVP of Operations. Hidalgo will be responsible for Hemisphere’s technical operations with a focus on its Latin American businesses.
Olivia Browne, the managing director of Grey London, is leaving the agency due to family circumstances. Browne has been at the agency for just 12 months, joining from The Martin Agency where she held the same role. She previously worked at Channel 4 and Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
Marketing industry executive Jeannette Xenodakis has been appointed as media director by Republica, one of America’s leading and fastest-growing cross-cultural marketing and communications agencies. Xenodakis will lead Republica’s media strategy, planning, buying, and analytics practice.
Univision just announced that Randy Falco will retire from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors has appointed Vincent Sadusky, former Chief Executive Officer of Media General, to succeed Falco as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2018.
ThinkNow has hired Jannet Torres to the newly-created position of Vice President, Custom Research. Torres will have national responsibility for building ThinkNow’s multicultural market research and consumer insights team.