Colle & McVoy has hired Mark Andersen as a group creative director. Andersen was previously senior creative director at Best Buy, where he oversaw a team of writers creating branding initiatives and social-first campaigns. He also spent time at Minneapolis agencies Modern Climate, Olson and Martin Williams, and at Leo Burnett in Chicago. His branding experience includes work on Altoids, Ecolab, Geek Squad, General Mills, Jenn-Air, Memorex, Motorola, Syngenta and U.S. Bank.
TBWA Group Malaysia has appointed Gigi Lee as chief creative officer -- a role she will start in January. Lee joins TBWA from Y&R Malaysia. Previous Chief Creative Officer Sa'ad Hussein will become chairman. Hui Tsin Yee was promoted to chief operating officer from her previous role as general manager.
Genevieve Beharry has been hired as a senior designer. She will be the lead on traditional, digital and packaging design assignments. Beharry brings over 12 years of experience in design and branding, including work for Shoppers Drug Mart, Virgin Mobile, Ikea, Pfizer, and a recent rebranding project for Rexall.
Mike Lo Nam and Abeer Verma are also joining Grey Canada's creative team, coming from Giants & Gentlemen.
Rain has added Associate Creative Director Thomas Crowley to its New York team. The copywriter and comedian previously worked for Boston agencies Hill Holliday and Arnold Worldwide, writing for clients including Progressive, Jack Daniel's, Dunkin' Donuts, Liberty Mutual, and Ocean Spray. As both a character and sketch comedian over the last five years, Crowley has performed in various shows including TedX and Boston Comedy Festival.
DDB Chicago, has appointed Myra Nussbaum to senior vice president, group creative director. She joins from FCB Chicago, where she was senior vice president, creative director. She led a team on Clorox, Aramark, BMO Harris Bank, Chicago Public Library, Choose Chicago, Valspar, and KFC. Prior to that, she was an associate creative director at Leo Burnett and a senior art director at Digitas.
Brand Union has strengthened its New York leadership team with the promotion of Christina Falzano to managing director. Falzano most recently held the title of executive director, client services.