FRUKT Names Shirley Richter Hughes Managing Director FRUKT US

FRUKT, the global marketing agency that connects brands to entertainment and pop culture, announces a new U.S. senior leadership team. Entertainment industry veteran Shirley Richter Hughes joins the agency as Managing Director, FRUKT US, Hap Deneen is promoted to Senior Vice President, FRUKT US and music industry veteran Jesus Gonzalez joins as Vice President, Music Partnerships.

"We are thrilled to have our U.S. leadership team in place. Their collective experience, coupled with the brilliant creative and consumer experiences generated by our team, will be the standard for how brands approach entertainment partnerships," said Managing Director, FRUKT Global, Dom Hodge. "Our ability to attract and retain respected, experienced talent like Shirley, Hap and Jesus speaks volumes to the quality of FRUKT's work and the opportunities in the space." Read on...

Michael Roth Kicks Off The Manbassador Track at the 3% Conference

For the third consecutive year, IPG sponsored the 3% Conference. This year, we were the exclusive partner of the Manbassador Track.

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Michael Roth, IPG's Chairman & CEO, kicked off the Manbassador Track to a standing-room only audience. Roth shared his belief that getting more women into leadership positions benefits everyone. He stressed that as an industry however, we must also work to increase the participation rates for people of color.Read more

Q&A: Deutsch's Kim Getty on Los Angeles' Growth, Creative Community and Earthquakes

In recent years, a growing number of agencies have been establishing themselves in Los Angeles. But that's not the case for Deutsch, which planted the flag in 1995 and, as a result, has been benefiting from the wealth of talent that the city's entertainment industry offers.Read more

New Honor Society Adds President, CCO Roles

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Holly Aguirre will shift from co-managing director client services to serve in the newly created role of president. Heidi Singleton moves from co-managing director, creative to become the first chief creative officer at the agency.

Having worked together for over 16 years, Aguirre and Singleton re-branded the agency from Rivet to New Honor Society in 2013 to better help position the agency in today's evolving marketplace. Read on...

IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network Appoints Darla Price as National Chair

dp_photos_0000_1IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) announced today the appointment of Darla Price as its new National Chair, effective immediately. She will be supported by WLN Executive Sponsors Andrew Bonzani and Ellen Johnson. Darla succeeds long-time WLN Co-chairs Ranny Copper and Sheri Baron.Read more

Lisa Sugar: Power Your Happy

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The New York chapter of the WLN hosted a special book signing and networking event featuring Lisa Sugar, Founder & President of POPSUGAR Inc., a global media and technology company including lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR, digital shopping platform ShopStyle, and monthly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have.Read more

Amber Guild Joins The Martin Agency as Managing Director of the New York Office

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The Martin Agency named Amber Guild, agency veteran and former president of brand consultancy Collins, as the first managing director of its New York City office. She began the new job last week and reports directly to Martin CEO Matt Williams.Read more


“See It & Be It”: Donnalyn Smith, President North America, Momentum Worldwide

Donnalyn Smith, President North America, Momentum Worldwide

Donnalyn Smith, President North America, Momentum Worldwide is featured in the 4A's "See It & Be It" series, which asks industry leaders-who are female or from traditionally underrepresented groups in the ad industry-to provide their personal stories, advice and observations on how to succeed in an industry that is overwhelmingly led by white men. Here is what Momentum's Donnalyn Smith had to say. Read on...

DeVries Global Promotes Jessica O’Callaghan to Regional Managing Director, North America

Image result for DeVries ups Jessica O'CallaghanDeVries Global promotes Jessica O'Callaghan to Regional Managing Director (MD), North Amerrica, a new role for the Interpublic Group agency.Read more

MRM//McCann Promotes Ariana Stolarz to Global Chief Strategy Officer

MRM//McCann's Ariana Stolarz has been promoted to Global Chief Strategy Officer. She had previously served as Global Director of Strategy at MRM//McCann, a McCann Worldgroup company.

MRM//McCann Promotes Ariana Stolarz to Global Chief Strategy OfficerRead more