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Headway Digital has appointed Sebastián Yoffe as SVP, Business Development. Moving from Buenos Aires to New York City, he’ll be responsible for the firm’s business development in the U.S.
Oath has named Steve Guillén as new Account Director, U.S. Hispanic. In this role, Guillén will oversee Oath’s sales portfolio for the West Coast region.
Walton Isaacson has promoted Christine Villanueva to Chief Strategy and Brand Officer. In this newly-created position, Villanueva is charged with leading and building out a next-generation global strategy function at the agency as well as overseeing all branding efforts on behalf of clients.
Irwin Gotlieb, executive leader and former CEO at WPP media agency GroupM is stepping down as global chairman. He will become a senior advisor to GroupM parent WPP. He served as GroupM’s CEO from its 2003 founding until 2012, when he transitioned to the global chairman role.
Haymarket has appointed Lindsay Stein as editor of Campaign U.S. The industry veteran joins Campaign after two and a half years at Ad Age as an agency reporter.
Andrew Mortimer, Sky’s director of media, has moved from the marketing group to the newly-created role of director of client strategy for Sky Media. In this role, he will be tasked with building “deeper relationships” with clients.
Arc, Leo Burnett’s retail and shopper marketing agency, has announced that Soche Picard has joined the company as chief executive officer for North America. In her new role, Picard will develop the commerce pillar of the agency’s positioning platform, culture, context, and commerce.
Quantcast, owner of the world’s largest AI-driven audience behavior platform for the open Internet, has announced the appointment of Sam Barnett as its first Chief Product Officer to oversee the development and growth of the company’s product portfolio.
Strategic creative shop Swift has announced that it is repositioning its chief operations officer and 10-year vet of the agency, Maren Elliott, into a new role as chief talent officer. She will now be responsible for overseeing retention, recruitment and employee development strategies.
New York-based creative agency SS+K announced today that it has named Feh Tarty as its new chief creative officer.
USA Today has announced that Maribel Perez Wadsworth will become the publisher of the daily publication, effective immediately. Wadsworth has replaced John Zidich, who announced his planned retirement in November.
WPP out-of-home (OOH) and experiential-focused agency Kinetic North America is reshaping its leadership team. With CEO David Krupp leaving at the end of the month to pursue an unspecified new role, Kinetic North America promoted Michael Lieberman (right) and Cedric Bernard (left) to roles as co-CEOs.