Martin Agency Adds Creatives to N.Y. Office, Karmarama's Ryan Joins Cheil and More
The Martin Agency has added six creative hires to its New York office. Jamie Umpherson and Marie Richer join from Rethink in Toronto as senior copywriter and senior art director respectively. Daniel Aguinaga, formerly freelancing at DDB, joins as copywriter. George Widodo, who has worked at Mother NY and Mullen, joins as art director; Heather Schmitz joins from Energy BBDO as associate creative director and Marysia Makowska, formerly a freelance art director at Michael Kors, also joins as associate creative director.
Cheil London has appointed Caitlin Ryan as executive creative director. Ryan, the former group executive creative director at Karmarama, will report to Group Chief Executive Paul Hammersley. She joined Karmarama in 2013 as group executive creative director and prior to that was ECD at Proximity for 14 years. She has created work for clients including Volkswagen, Procter & Gamble, Mars, Kraft, Eurostar and Lloyds. She is also an entrepreneur and owns three London cafes.
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has selected Jae Goodman and Josh Rabinowitz to lead juries at Lions Entertainment, its new awards and two-day event for branded content and entertainment. Goodman, who is chief creative officer and co-head, CAA Marketing, has been appointed as president of the Entertainment Lions jury while Rabinowitz, director of music at Grey, has been named as president of the Entertainment Lions for Music jury.
Havas Worldwide has appointed Eric Schoeffler as European executive creative director. Schoeffler has spent the past 17 years at DDB, the last five as chief creative officer for DDB Group Germany. He was also a member of the Global Creative Council at DDB Worldwide. He joins alongside Thomas Funk, who is also moving from DDB Germany to be managing director of Europe at Havas. During their time at DDB Germany, the pair managed the merger with its digital sister agency, Tribal, and worked on clients including Volkswagen, Deutsche Telekom, Sony, Henkel, and eBay.
Y&R has appointed Jaime Mandelbaum as chief creative officer of Europe. The São Paulo-born creative has served as CCO of Y&R Central & Eastern Europe since 2013, and will now oversee creative efforts across Continental Europe. Prior to joining Y&R's Prague office in 2007, Mandelbaum worked at Leo Burnett Prague, Jung von Matt Hamburg, Kaspen Jung von Matt, and TBWA/Berlin. He has worked on clients including Adidas, Absolut Vodka, BMW, Danone, Harley Davidson, PlayStation and Nike, and his work has won awards at Cannes, ADC New York, The One Show, D&AD and more.
Possible London has named Pablo Marques executive creative director, reporting to global Chief Creative Officer Daniel Chu. Marques was previously a creative director at the London offices of R/GA, BBH, and Wieden & Kennedy. His past experience also includes jobs as executive creative director at Publicis Modem, design director at Big Spaceship, creative director at R/GA New York, and co-founder of Wilderness, a digital production startup. His work includes campaigns for clients such as Honda, Google, Nike, Johnnie Walker and Beats by Dre.
Twofifteenmccann has appointed Adam Reeves as executive creative director. Reeves joins from Goodby Silverstein & Partners where he was creative director and associate partner. His responsibilities will include partnering with chief creative officer Scott Duchon on the agency's Xbox business. Reeves, who has also worked at BBH and BBDO, has previously worked on HBO, the NBA, Axe, Johnnie Walker, Corona, Doritos, Cheetos, Adobe, Comcast and AT&T.
Jesse Raker has joined SS+K as design director. He was previously director of advertising and branding at VH1 and prior to that worked as a senior brand designer at Nike for Brand Jordan. Earlier in his career, he founded SoCity Design, which focused on design and art with a concentration on youth culture. He launched the studio with a T-shirt line that was sold at boutiques across the world. While running SoCity, Raker worked fulltime at TracyLocke as an assistant creative director/design director focusing on branding and packaging for Pepsi International.