Publicis New York has appointed John Biondi to the new role of chief experience officer. Biondi joins from Sapient Razorfish in Minneapolis where he was executive creative director and brand experiences lead for North America. He will partner with Chief Creative Officer Andy Bird and report to Publicis New York CEO Carla Serrano. Prior to joining SapientRazorfish in 2013, Biondi was executive creative director at Modern Climate and before that, executive creative director and partner at Atomic Playpen.
Gyro has promoted Kash Sree from group creative director to executive creative director for its New York office. During the past year, Sree has worked on projects including the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation's "End the Cycle." Before Gyro, he held positions at agencies including Wieden & Kennedy, and picked up a Cannes Grand Prix and an Emmy for his work on the Nike "Play" and "Move" campaigns.
San Francisco independent agency Cutwater has added four hires to its production and creative teams: Adora Wilson-Eye as associate producer; Mitchell Hunter as editor; Tufan Guzeloglu as senior art director and Silky Szeto as art director. Wilson-Eye spent the last four years helping to build up a diversity-focused production company called Quriosity Productions and has worked with brands including McDonald's, Walgreens, Mondelez and Off/Raid. Most recently Hunter was a freelance editor, videographer and motion graphic designer, working with brands including HP, Visa and Seed Matters. Earlier in his career he was a video editor at Gyro San Francisco. Before joining Cutwater, Guzeloglu worked at DDB San Francisco for several years as an art director, while Szeto was previously an art director and designer at Eleven.
AnalogFolk has hired Dennys Hess as associate creative director in Hong Kong, its Asia hub. Previously the founder and creative director of Neonite Interactive, Hess will support Asia's Executive Creative Director and Partner Harry Llufrio. AnalogFolk Asia's major clients include Pernod Ricard Asia and Swire.
Entertainment marketing agency 3AM, a joint venture between Ridley Scott's RSA Films and Wild Card, has promoted Chris Eyerman to executive creative director and added several new senior staff members. Production executive Louis Lorenzo joins the agency as managing executive producer, along with Brandy Cole as creative director and Nick Burd as associate creative director. Lorenzo's past experience includes director of production at Ignition. Cole spent seven years at TBWA/Chiat /Day Los Angeles where her work included the short film "Compton" for the Grammys. Burd brings experience from Ignition where as creative director he led projects for Netflix's "Daredevil" and "BoJack Horseman."
Rochester-based agency Partners & Napier has added two group creative directors to its team. Mike Baron, who started at Partners & Napier in 2005, has been promoted to senior vice president, group creative director. Meanwhile, Dan O'Donnell, most recently creative director at Marc USA in Pittsburgh, and a veteran of Arnold, MullenLowe and Hill Holliday, has joined as a group creative director. Both report to Executive Creative Director Pete VonDerLinn.