People on the Move: DDB Worldwide Names Kim Das Global Business Director for Johnson & Johnson
DDB Worldwide has appointed Kim Das as global business director for Johnson & Johnson. Formerly VP-regional director of the Asia Pacific region, his new role will see him responsible for North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Latin America and Asia Pacific. Mr. Das will be based in Singapore and he replaces Nannette Dufour in the role. Mr. Das has been with DDB for more than six years and also leads the emerging markets subregion as president-Emerging Markets Asia Pacific. In his new position, he will oversee the total J&J consumer business for DDB, which includes 16 brands across skin care, oral care and women's health.
NBCUniversal executive Lenore Moritz has been promoted to VP-communications, digital and integrated media in NBCUniversal's Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division. Most recently, Ms. Moritz was VP-communications for integrated media and iVillage, which recently moved to the digital portfolio in NBCUniversal's News division. In this expanded role, she takes on communications oversight of DailyCandy, Fandango, Television Without Pity and elevates her role within Integrated Media (IM) to lead communications for the group. Just prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2011, Ms. Moritz founded MomCultureOnline.com, a website that offers parents easy access to arts and entertainment after having children. Earlier in her career, she was a senior VP at Dan Klores Communications (DKC) and before that was at Shandwick in New York, where she worked with General Mills' brands Chex Party Mix and Betty Crocker, as well as on the relaunch of Pan Am airlines.
German Dziebel has joined Resource as chief strategy officer. Mr. Dziebel comes to the indie digital agency from Publicis Kaplan Thaler in New York, where he was VP-global strategy. There, he ran strategy for P&G Vicks' global branding campaign and developed communication strategies for Wendy's North America and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art initiative. Prior to Publicis Kaplan Thaler, Mr. Dziebel was VP-strategy and planning at Hill Holliday in Boston, where he uncovered consumer insights and developed brand strategies for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He also honed his craft at Arnold Worldwide in Boston and Crispin Porter & Bogusky in Miami and Boulder where he shaped strategic planning functions for RadioShack, Volvo, Volkswagen, Nike and Best Buy.
Greg Pomaro has been appointed senior VP-executive media director at independent ad agency T3. Mr. Pomaro was most recently senior VP-client services at Mediabrands Audience Platform (MAP) in San Francisco. Prior to that , he was the Universal McCann client business partner leading the Microsoft North America team and oversaw the Windows Phone 7 global launch. He has also led media and online investment at Razorfish, Seattle. Mr. Pomaro's hiring caps off T3's yearlong talent acquisition of senior executives from premier agencies, including Jim Firestone (chief strategy officer) from GSD&M and Rick Doerr (senior VP-managing director, New York) and Joe Volpicelli (senior VP-executive creative director) from BBDO.
Jeff Busch has been named CEO and managing director at Minneapolis agency Spyglass Brand Marketing. Prior to joining Spyglass last June, Mr. Busch led Seattle-based ad agency Busch & Company as president-creative director for 16 years, serving a variety of industries including health care, software and web applications, retail/chain stores, hospitality, packaged foods and manufacturing. Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Busch has held an equal balance of client-side positions as well, including chief marketing officer for a global retail software firm in San Diego, and VP-marketing for a Minneapolis-based software developer. His first agency job was at Seattle-based John Brown & Partners, originators of the NIKE global brand and early award-winning advertising.
Layla Revis has joined independent social-media agency We Are Social as senior director, working on a range of fashion and luxury accounts. She was previously VP at [email protected], part of Ogilvy & Mather, where she was the day-to-day social-media lead for the Government of Mexico, LG home electronics and appliances and Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln brand. She has also counseled clients including J.P. Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, United Healthcare, and The State Department. She began her career in media at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and in film production at Warner Brothers Studios. After writing TV screenplays and copy for MyNetwork (Fox), SoapNet (Disney) and Bravo, she later served as VP at Big Picture Group, a Hollywood-based advertising agency.