February 4, 2023

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Agency news to know this week: Jan. 13, 2023


Translation elevates Jason Cambell to CCO, bolsters leadership

Translation has made several key hires to coincide with the recent promotion of Jason Cambell to chief creative officer. Campbell, who joined the agency as head of creative in 2020, will expand his remit beyond creative services to also include the agency’s partnership with technology platform UnitedMasters, which is designed to give creators more ways to grow by getting artists’ music in TV shows, movies, commercials, games and digital media.

The agency hired Stephanie Cajucom, most recently a creative director at McCann, as a creative director, and Dennis Kung, a former Wieden+Kennedy creative director, joins as creative director. Edward Lau, a former operations executive at Havas Health and R/GA, takes on the role of head of operations; Fabian Villenas, previously an associate director, finance at R/GA, becomes VP of finance; and Courtney Nally, previously a senior VP, general manager, entertainment at Ketchum, joins Translation as head of talent management.

AKQA hires ECD from Everlane

AKQA has named Shu Hung the executive creative director for AKQA’s Los Angeles studio. Prior to taking on this newly created role, Hung led the creative team at Everlane. She also has experience as the global creative director for Uniqlo and worked on the marketing and digital strategy team for Nike Women and Nike Sportswear.

The addition follows the recent hires of Jabari Hearn as AKQA LA’s managing partner and former Discord Chief Marketing Officer Tesa Aragones as AKQA’s North America president.

“I’ve been a long-time admirer of AKQA and have collaborated with them in the past on career-defining projects,” Hung said in a statement. “The chance to be reunited with Tesa Aragones, a dear friend and inspiring mentor, has made this opportunity even more electrifying.”

Golin launches coaching program 

Golin is taking adults back to school with a new DEI-focused program. The Night School is a free 8-week career development and coaching program for working adults from marginalized communities who are interested in entering creative-based industries. 

Originally started in Golin’s U.K. market, the program offers students from Chicago, Dallas and New York hands-on training with industry experts in areas such as copywriting, art direction, planning and production. Each student receives a stipend to complete a personal professional branding project, which culminates in a live exhibition for industry leaders. The inaugural program started in late September 2022 and will conclude on Feb. 8 with an event in Chicago.

Just briefly

Marketing talent platform We Are Rosie brings on Jeff Levick as CEO. Levick, a veteran of tech companies such as Spotify, AOL and Google, succeeds Founder Stephanie Nadi Olson, who will step away from day-to-day operations to become executive chair of the board. 

Havas Formula Founder and CEO Michael Olguin is stepping into a new role as chair while Tara Reid, who has been with the PR agency for more than 15 years, takes over as CEO. In other C-suite moves, Havas Street Founder and President Adrienne Cadena will now be CEO of Havas Street.

PurposeBuilt Brands has appointed Hanson Dodge as the first-ever creative agency of record for its cleaning product brand Green Gobbler.

Dentsu has made some changes to its EMEA executive team. Paolo Stucchi has been appointed as the new media CEO of its EMEA region. Thomas Le Thierry, who previously held the position, will transition to the newly created role of client advisor, EMEA, Dentsu.

The Breaking & Entering Advertising Podcast, which gives advice on how to break into the industry, has launched the “Crowbar Awards” to offer people with little to no industry experience a chance to showcase their skills. By submitting work that responds to the brief described on the site, creatives and aspiring creatives will get a chance to have work viewed by guest judge Greg Hahn, the co-founder and CCO of Mischief @ No Fixed Address.

The American Advertising Federation has named its Most Promising Multicultural Students for 2023, a program meant to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the advertising industry. The students selected will spend four days in New York immersed in professional development and personal branding workshops before attending a recruiter’s expo.



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