Havas Media Group hired Damien Marchi as global head of content, following the Group's recent launch of the Global Music Data Alliance with Universal Music Group and its partnership with NewsCred. Marchi was previously a member of the executive committee of Euronews in charge of innovation and products. He has over 15 years experience specializing in cross-platform content production, commercialization and marketing in TV and digital, across entertainment, drama and news. He has worked with brands such as Red Bull, Air France, Procter & Gamble and L'Oréal and won an Emmy in 2006 while working for the production company Streampower in Paris on its interactive TV programme "Cult".
Independent agency Barkley has named Jason Elm executive creative director. Elm, who will work directly with Chief Idea Officer Tim Galles, joins with previous experience in creative leadership roles at DDB California and Deutsch LA, where he spent 15 years and worked on campaigns such as Sony PlayStation and its "Kevin Butler" campaign, Diamond Foods, Expedia.com and TGIFriday.
Viriginia-based digital agency Siteworx has hired Greg Johnston as executive creative director. His previous roles included executive creative director for Ogilvy, Washington, as well as roles at Arnold Worldwide, DDB, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide and McCann-Erickson.
Robyn Adelson joined Weber Shandwick Canada in Toronto as EVP, strategy and creative. She previously spent 12 years at Edelman in Canada, where she was most recently SVP, national director, creative strategy.