Arnold Hires Chief Talent Officer

Michael Densmore Returns to Agency in Newly Created Position

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- After a brief stint at WPP Group's JWT, Michael Densmore is rejoining Havas' Arnold Worldwide as its chief talent officer.
Michael Densmore
Michael Densmore

In the newly created role -- a clear sign that Arnold is stepping up its recruiting efforts -- Mr. Densmore will create a strategy to attract talent to the Boston-based agency's network. Mr. Densmore will additionally be charged with increasing visibility at Arnold's New York office, where he will be based.

Mr. Densmore has spent time in new-business and client-services roles at various industry shops including Fallon, Modernista and Wieden & Kennedy.

Winning the 'talent wars'
"We are doing everything possible to win the talent wars and attract the best and the brightest onto the Arnold team," Fran Kelly, Arnold's CEO, said in a statement.

Mr. Densmore's appointment is one in a slew of senior hires in the past several months that include Creative Director Paul Renner, formerly of Wieden & Kennedy, and Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Sackett, formerly of DraftFCB, Chicago.
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