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Former McCann LA Prez Saidiner Lands at Blitz

Santa Monica-based indie digital agency Blitz has welcomed Cathy Saidiner as its new president. Saidiner, if you remember, held the same title for three-and-a-half years at McCann Erickson’s Los Angeles office. The exec’s position at Blitz, which recently picked up Dole and Vizio business, is a newly created one.

Prior to McCann, Saidiner spent nearly eight years at TBWA\Chiat\Day, assuming roles including global and group account director along the way. The new Blitz prez  has also spent time on the client side as national advertising manager for Nissan’s Infiniti division and in the brand management department at Mars, Inc.. So, one can say her eventual move to Chiat seems rather logical. In her new role, Saidiner will lead client services and oversee brand strategy and delivery.

(Pictured l-r: Ivan Todorov: CEO, Saidiner, Ken Martin: CCO)

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Michael Carey Assumes Top Marketing Post at McCann West

McCann West has carved out a new position for one Michael Carey, who joins the agency as SVP, director of marketing. Carey, who will lead growth strategy and marketing in both McCann LA and San Fran, arrives from Arnold Boston, where he spent a dozen years and most recently served as SVP, director of brand experience for clients including McDonald’s, Carnival Cruises, Volvo, Ocean Spray, New Balance and Progressive. While at Arnold, Carey pulled double-duty as an executive member of the Arnold general agency pitch team.

The newest McCann exec, who bears a slight resemblance to The Shield‘s Michael Chiklis, will be based in McCann SF and officially assume his post on April 4. He will then jointly report to SF GM Bob Ellis and LA president Cathy Saidiner.