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Omnicom Media Group has tapped Scott Hagedorn, founder of Hearts & Science, as Chief Executive Officer, North America. Hagadorn will replace Page Thompson, who is retiring after more than four decades with the company.
Skyscanner has appointed Joanna Lord as its Chief Marketing Officer. Lord will be in charge of expanding the marketing department as well as boosting the brand and powering further global growth from its London HQ.
Lee Clow, the visionary behind campaigns like Apple’s “Think Different” and Adidas’s “Impossible is Nothing”, is retiring. The Global Director of Media Arts at worldwide advertising collective TBWA, and founder and Chairman of TBWA\Media Arts Lab, will move into an advisory role as Chairman Emeritus of the agency he founded in 2006 to, according to the press statement, “serve Apple and to embody his vision of an agency that impacts culture, rather than just ‘makes ads.”
National Instruments announced the appointment of Carla Piñeyro Sublett as its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). She will lead the global marketing efforts to elevate the company’s global brand, enhance customer engagement and identify efficiencies in proactive demand generation for growth.
Edelman has hired Judy John as its first global Chief Creative Officer. John, most recently Leo Burnett’s CEO of Canada and Chief Creative Officer of North America, will be based in Toronto and report to Richard Edelman, president and CEO.
What: TBWA\Worldwide has launched a membership-based online resource to showcase and connect brands with creative vendors.
Why it matters: The objective is to help producers and creatives locate and explore noteworthy diverse and women-owned creative vendors to bid on projects.
TBWA\Worldwide announced the launch of OneSandbox, a curated search platform built to showcase diverse makers and vendors in the creative space, and connect them with brands and agencies looking to develop a more inclusive supply chain. The platform seeks to make progress in helping diverse entrepreneurs achieve economic equity. Of the 30 million businesses in America, 52% are owned, operated and controlled by a woman or person of color. Yet they get only 6% of domestic business revenues.
“Today, almost 50% of the country is multicultural, and to say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I can’t help’ is not acceptable,” said Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer for TBWA North America. “We created OneSandbox to better inform and better equip our industry peers to do their part to shift the D&I conversation, and make real strides to overcome the disparities for diverse makers and creators. We hope that by making this information easily and readily available, we can eliminate some of the barriers and make some real change.”
The objective is to help producers and creatives locate and explore noteworthy diverse and women-owned creative vendors to bid on projects. OneSandbox identifies, evaluates, and lists qualified MWBEs. This includes businesses that are either classified or certified by one of several major diversity councils: Women (WBENC), Multicultural (NMSDC), Hispanic (USHCC), LGBT (NGLCC) and Veteran (NaVOBA).
“What’s so powerful about OneSandbox is that brands and agencies will finally have one centralized resource to explore, experience and hire fresh voices and fresh visions that can create work that truly reflects a more diverse and inclusive American audience,” said Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York.
OneSandbox also includes information on more than 40 Diversity & Inclusion themed conferences, 20 D&I award shows, and a real-time aggregated newsfeed highlighting must-read stories from around the web on Diversity & Inclusion, with over 5,000 articles at launch. All of these features are available for public consumption at no cost.
Current OneSandbox member agencies include TBWA\Chiat\Day, The Integer Group, GMR Marketing, Eventive, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, The Collective, TBWA\WorldHealth, Nissan United, 180LA, Designory and Engage. The system is also in beta testing across other agencies within the Omnicom People Engagement Network (OPEN), with plans to extend full membership offers across additional Omnicom agencies, followed by the industry at large in the coming year.