Havas Media Group has officially launched LuxHub, a global consulting group, and tapped fashion and luxury expert Isabelle Harvie-Watt to oversee the strategic expansion and consulting offer for the group. Since joining as CEO of Havas Media Group Italy in 2011, Ms. Harvie-Watt has led plans for investment in a specialist luxury division. Previously, she ran global marketing and communications at Tods Group. She also spent five years at Versace and before that, 14 years at Giorgio Armani.
Havas Worldwide Chicago has named Celia Jones as group brand director. In this role, she will be responsible for strategic brand building and external marketing for the agency. Ms. Jones joins Havas Worldwide from digital agency Critical Mass, where she served as global marketing director.
David Stopforth has been appointed as media director at Wieden+Kennedy's New York office. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall management of media strategy and the development of communications planning efforts across the office. Clients Mr. Stopforth will directly oversee include Bike's Brand Jordan, Equinox and Booking.com. Previously, he served as managing director of m/SIX.
Omar Quinones has joined CP+B Miami as group planning director. In this role, he will lead the planning department on all CP+B Miami accounts including Vitaminwater and The Miami Dolphins. Mr. Quinones returns to CP+B from RP3 Agency where he served as director of strategy, insights and engagement. Prior to that, he was a senior strategist at CP+B working on brands such as Burger King and Best Buy.
Catapult has hired Brian Sullivano as senior VP in its Chicago office. Mr. Sullivano joins from Campbell Soup where he was director of integrated shopper marketing. In this new position, he will have broad client responsibilities for shopper and promotions in the Chicago office.
Chiqui Cartagena has been appointed as vice president in the political and advocacy group at Univision Communications. Based in New York, she will provide thought leadership and strategic guidance to help political candidates and advocacy organizations reach and engage Hispanics. Ms. Cartagena joined Univision in 2011, leading the development and implementation of corporate marketing strategies and the creation of proprietary consumer research tools and ethnographies for various teams.