Publicis Groupe chief data officer Jason Kodish has announced he’s stepping down after 13 years. Kodish first joined Publicis-owned Digitas in 2006, where he most recently served as global chief data scientist before he was repositioned last year as chief data officer.
Dentsu Aegis Network announced the appointment of Annette Warring to the role of Executive Client President for the General Motors (GM) account. Warring has more than 25 years of industry experience and a proven-track record for successfully taking top global brands to the next level.
Mike Tasevski has been promoted to VP, Market Development at Mastercard.
Christine Removille has joined Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat as global president. She will be responsible for supporting clients looking to re-position and boost digital interaction with consumers.
Havas Creative North America has appointed Kiran Smith as chief executive for Boston-based creative agency Arnold. Smith comes from Brookstone where she held the role of chief marketer and prior to that, was vice president of marketing at Stride Rite.
Sam Luchini has been appointed by FCB Chicago senior vice president-executive creative director to work on the Michelob Ultra business. Luchini joins FCB from Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where he was a creative director.
Matt Armitage, CEO of media company St Ives, will retire by the end of the current financial year to be succeeded by chief digital officer J Schwan. Armitage first joined St Ives as chief financial officer back in 2007 and was promoted to CEO by 2014.
Spotify has appointed Dawn Ostroff as chief content officer. Ostroff joins from Condé Nast and will lead all aspects of Spotify’s content partnerships across music, audio, and video.
Chief Creative Officer Vann Graves will leave J. Walter Thompson Atlanta to become director of VCU Brandcenter. Previously, Graves founded agency FL&G and was a creative director at McCann WorldGroup.
R/GA Chicago hired creative directors Sue Kohm and Lizette Morazzani. Previously. Kohm was a creative director and copywriter at Grey/Toronto and Morazzani joins from McCann Puerto Rico.
CEO Victoria Fox departs from M&C Saatchi Group. Fox is leaving the business after five years to pursue new opportunities in the industry, according to a statement.
dataxu has appointed TV Veteran Gary Savoy as Vice President of Media. Savoy brings nearly 30 years of experience in television and interactive advertising sales, business and product development from companies including Comcast, NBCUniversal, and AT&T.