Colin Nagy has joined The Barbarian Group as its first executive director of earned/social media. Nagy will be working closely with the strategy and creative teams, and will build an earned media department to add word-of-mouth, branded content and social media strategy / measurement for TBG's clients. Nagy was previously partner at Attention, a New York-based social-media marketing firm whose key clients included The Daily Beast, CNN and Newsweek, as well as Morgans Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, The Ritz-Carlton and Herman Miller.
Dentsu America has hired Matthew Bottkol as associate creative director-copywriter and Todd Eisner as associate creative director-art director. Before joining Dentsu, Bottkol worked with Cosette New York, DraftFCB and Foot Cone & Belding. He is the recipient of industry honors from the One Show, Radio Mercury Awards, D&AD and the Addy Awards, among others. Eisner began his career with Mad Dogs & Englishmen and served as VP-senior art director with DraftFCB. He has worked with clients such as Diet Coke, Samsung, Kraft Foods and City Harvest and has been recognized by the One Show, the Clio Awards and the Addy Awards.
TDA Advertising & Design, Boulder, has recruited Ryan Dean Waite as senior copywriter on all accounts, with a particular focus on FirstBank and and Webroot. Previously, Waite held the same title at Arnold, Boston, working on Jack Daniels, Truth and McDonald's.
Swanson Russell has promoted two of its creatives, Ashley Rolf and Staci Nass. With her promotion to graphic designer, Rolf's duties include conceptualizing and executing catalog and advertisement layouts as well as logo designs for clients. Previously a production artist, she joined Swanson Russell in the fall of 2008. In Nass's new role as graphic/tech specialist, she will help lead an initiative to enhance the creative department's graphic technology and expertise. new business pitches, and converting clients' printed catalogues into interactive resources. Nass joined Swanson Russell as a production artist in 2004.
JWT New York Chief Creative Officer Harvey Marco is leaving the agency to become CCO of the shop that WPP Group is creating for new client Mazda. Marco, who contributed to the Mazda pitch, will leave JWT in September, two years after he arrived from Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi in Torrance, Calif.