Nancy Reyes takes over as CEO of TBWAChiatDay New York.
The revolving door is always swinging in advertising and marketing.
Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest people moves in advertising and marketing of late. Let us know if we missed anyone.
Ad agency shifts
Mindshare, part of WPP’s media investment unit GroupM, named Amanda Richman as CEO of North America. She had been US CEO of Wavemaker, another GroupM media planning and buying agency. Richman succeeds Adam Gerhart, who became Mindshare’s global CEO in December.
Elsewhere at WPP, Wunderman Thompson hired Audrey Melofchik as CEO of New York. Melofchik is set to oversee all of the company’s New York offices including its recently integrated healthcare practice, Wunderman Thompson Health. She was president of rival Omnicom agencies DDB New York and Velocity, its Johnson & Johnson unit.
Meanwhile, former Mindshare Global CEO Nick Emery is headed to You & Mr Jones, a branding and technology company founded in 2015. Emery will be a founding partner of the firm’s newly launched media division.At WPP rival Omnicom, its TBWA network promoted Nancy Reyes to CEO of ad agency TBWAChiatDay New York, from president. She replaces Rob Schwartz, who has been CEO since 2015.Havas Media Group hired Meghan Grant as chief strategy officer of North America. Grant comes from rival Publicis media agency Zenith, where she was an EVP of strategy and client lead for Verizon.MDC Partners poached Rebecca Routs from Martin Sorrell‘s advertising company S4 Capital as senior director for key client relationships, responsible for helping lead certain client engagements for the global network. Routs spent the past four years leading Google initiatives at Firewood agency, part of S4 Capital.Media/platform movesIn platforms, audio-based social media app Clubhouse poached Spotify’s head of content communications, Grey Munford, to lead comms. Munford, a former CBS and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer exec, joins Clubhouse head of global marketing Maya Watson, who was hired away from Netflix last month.NBCUniversal poached Nielsen exec Kelly Abcarian as an EVP of measurement and impact in its advertising