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New CDO at McCann NY

Daneil BennettToday McCann New York announced the hiring of agency vet Daniel Bennett as its new chief digital officer.

While Bennett most recently served as managing director at AnalogFolk, he has an extensive agency history doing work on the account side: he spent more than a year as digital account director at M&C Saatchi London and handled various MARS clients in addition to Absolut, Nissan and others at TBWA\Chiat\Day before moving to JWT as director of digital strategy.

After leaving JWT, he spent two years launching and running AnalogFolk, scoring clients in the sports, beverage and apparel categories and bringing his influence to bear on everything from site redesigns to digital OOH and short films.

On joining McCann, he writes, “I’m thrilled to be part of the team…the opportunity to help build on the existing digital capabilities and add to the agency’s current momentum is thoroughly exciting.”

New York president Chris Macdonald notes that Bennett will work with accounts across the entire agency to help develop a range of digital platforms including “mobile, web [and] physical digital elements.”

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McCann Goes on Promotion Spree

Twas a busy day at camp McCann as the Worldgroup has made several promotions within its leadership ranks. Among those getting a bump-up are Michael McLaren, formerly MRM East president and global client solutions director, who has now been made president of MRM’s worldwide operations.

While we’re on the MRM front, Hank Summy, who joined McCann from Sapient in fall 2011 to serve as president, North America, will now serve as president, commerce at the former agency. Meanwhile, current MRM EVP/chief technology officer, North America Andy Jacobs (pictured) will add global responsibilities to his CTO role. Taking over as president at McCann New York will be one Chris Macdonald, most recently chief executive at the agency’s London office. Speaking of McCann London, while Macdonald crosses the pond, Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson, who served as co-ECDs in said office, will be moving up the ladder to serve as co-presidents/chief creative officers. Get all that? Good.