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Starcom US has appointed Jonathan Hoffman as chief experience officer. Hoffman, the former president and chief creative officer at Campbell Mithun, Minneapolis, has been consulting at Starcom for six months prior to his appointment. His role will involve focusing on idea generation and experience platform development within the media and emerging technology landscape. Based in Chicago, Hoffman reports to Starcom USA CEO Lisa Donohue and will be a member of the agency's managing board and a member of Starcom MediaVest Group's Global Product Committee. From 2000 to 2005, Hoffman was vice chairman/executive creative director at Starcom sister agency Leo Burnett in Chicago.

Euro RSCG Chicago has promoted Michael Shirley to group creative director for digital initiatives, overseeing all aspects of the agency's digital output. Shirley was previously creative director, digital. In June, he was part of a winning team at Facebook Studio Live-New York's Hack Challenge, a competition to find the best solution to a marketing challenge benefiting the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, in partnership with The One Club and the Ad Council. Prior to Euro RSCG, Shirley helped found Mouth, a creative boutique agency in New York.

Team One, the California-based marketing communications agency and division of Saatchi & Saatchi, has hired David DeRoma and Eric Arnold to work primarily on its Lexus account. DeRoma (left), who takes the role of creative director, joins Team One from Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, where he was an associate creative director working primarily on Microsoft Windows and Burger King. He has also worked at Leo Burnett Chicago, Y&R Chicago, and Olson + Co, Minneapolis.

Arnold (left) takes the role of associate creative director. He has spent the last nine years at TBWA/Chiat/Day, working on brands including Gatorade, Visa, The Grammys, Adidas, Energizer and Infiniti. He has also spent time with Wong Doody, David & Goliath and Saatchi & Saatchi LA.

Stardust, the production company with offices in Santa Monica and New York, has promoted Josh Libitsky to executive producer. He takes the new role after three years as head of production, during which time he produced more than 100 projects for hte company. Prior to teaming up with Stardust in 2008, Libitsky launched the Inner Circle Collective. Libitsky is based in Santa Monica and is currently working on projects for T-Mobile, Coke Zero, and Mercedes, among others.

Matt Dimmer, recently an associate creative director at Euro RSCG Chicago, has left the agency to join Los Angeles independent shop High Wide & Handsome as associate creative director. Dimmer served as a senior art director at Vitrorobertson in San Diego prior to moving to Euro, where he spent almost three years.
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