FremantleMedia Enterprises tapped Keith Hindle as CEO. Mr. Hindle will be charged with developing and implementing a strategy for FME's Americas business, which includes operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Hindle was previously exec VP-licensing for FME Americas, where he supervised branded entertainment, interactive, consumer products and live entertainment for brands including Coke, Ford and AT&T, as well as Apple's sponsorship of "American Idol."
Claude Guay was appointed president-CEO of analytics provider iPerceptions. Mr. Guay comes to iPerceptions from PhoCusWright, where he provided strategic consulting to companies in the travel and tourism industry. Before that he was exec VP-chief information officer of Gildan Activewear. Mr. Guay also spent 16 years in business development, marketing and sales roles for IBM.
Adam Levine will join DraftFCB, New York, in the newly created position of chief growth officer. Most recently, Mr. Levine was president of Turf, a boutique agency focused on corporate and socially responsible companies. He also spent nine years at Deutsch, where he led multiple new-business wins including Zoloft and Microsoft/Intel. DraftFCB, New York, has added six new clients to its roster in the past nine months, including Starbucks and Del Monte.
Kerry Henderson was promoted to senior VP at MediaVest, operating out of its Chicago office. In her role as connections director, Ms. Henderson oversees strategy for more than 40 brands across Kraft, manages the Chicago-based MediaVest team, and consults on the Starcom MediaVest Group Canadian Kraft business. Before assuming her leadership role at the agency, she worked for Starcom as a director on the Miller account.
Mark Smelzer has been named publisher of the Advocate. Mr. Smelzer comes to the Advocate with more than 20 years of publishing experience. He spent the past five years as publisher of the JCK Publishing Group. Prior to joining JCK, Mr. Smelzer was associate publisher of Variety, where he was part of the launch team of lifestyle consumer publication Vlife.
Titan Worldwide hired Mike Collins as VP-general manager for the Dallas region. Mr. Collins began his out-of-home career as an account executive for TDI (later CBS Outdoor) in 1987. In 2004, he founded Outdoor Media Advisors and the College Billboard Network, where he spent the past five years before joining the transit-advertising company.
The Atlantic has named Scott Havens to the newly created position of VP-digital strategy and operations. Mr. Havens was previously executive director for Conde Nast's Portfolio.com. He has also held positions with Yahoo Finance, Lighthouse International, NursingHands and FoodService.com.
McCann, New York, has created a new leadership position, chief of brand growth and innovation, to be filled by two executives: David Jenkins and Matt Weiss. Mr. Jenkins joins McCann from BBH, New York, where he ran the agency's Miller Lite business for two years. He will hold the position of exec VP-chief of brand growth and innovation. Matt Weiss has been with McCann since 2002 and takes on this new role in addition to his current position as chief growth officer.