MOVERS: People news from Y&R West, Isobar, Mothership and Jump

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Y& R West has appointed Joe Kayser to the newly created role of chief creative officer, while John Berg is stepping down as president. Kayser will be based in San Francisco and will be responsible for Y&R's creative direction in both San Francisco and LA, and all work for clients including Chevron, Citrix, Jenny Craig, Mattel, NCAA and Roundtable Pizza. He joins Y&R from from Cutwater, the former SF-based creative spinoff of TBWA/Chiat/Day/SF. As group creative director/ECD there, Kayser developed campaigns for brands including Jeep, adidas, LensCrafters, Persol and Google. Tom Sebok, president and CEO of Y&R North America, will assume Berg's responsibilities on an interim basis while a permanent successor is sought.




Isobar, the Aegis Media Group creative agency, has appointed Max Fresen as executive creative director. Fresen, who will be based in the company's Boston office, was previously at Studiocom Boston where he managed brand projects across platforms and channels including web, mobile, social, CRM/Loyalty, and out of home. He has worked with brands such as Samsonite Worldwide, NASA, Sony and Dunkin' Donuts.



Mothership, the hybrid production arm of Digital Domain, has hired Dominic Bernacchi as executive producer, marketing and sales. His brief is to foster relationships with Mothership's advertising and entertainment clients and help build Mothership's director roster. Bernacchi joins Mothership from Radical Media, where he spent five years representing directors Chris Milk, Tarsem, Steve Miller, Dave Meyers and others.



LA-based editing house Jump has recruited Mark Imgrund to its team. Imgrund has worked as an editor with agencies including Deutsch, RPA, BBDO, McCann, GSD&M, Arnold, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Innocean Americas, DDB, Publicis & Hal Riney, and JWT/TeamDetroit; his awards include an Emmy. Prior to joining Jump, he spent time working at Dennis Hayes & Associates, Assemblage, Spot Welders and Nonfiction Unlimited.
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