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Saatchi & Saatchi Appoints Christine Prins as CMO

saatchi-and-saatchi-square-logo1Saatchi & Saatchi finally has a new chief marketing officer.

The agency announced the appointment of Christine Prins to the position of chief marketing officer today, Adweek reports. Prins fills the role, which has been vacant since Ben Bittman left the agency in 2010. She arrives from KBS+, where she has worked in business development since 2008, most recently serving as chief growth officer. Prior to KBS+ she spent almost two years working in business development at Publicis.

Prins joins a management team including fresh arrivals CCO Jay Benjamin (who arrived in April) and CSO Wanda Pogue (July). Some of Saatchi & Saatchi’s biggest accounts include General Mills, Procter & Gamble and Walmart, and the agency recently added Heineken’s Tecate beer and Vita Coco to its roster.

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We Hear: KBS+ Names New Co-Presidents

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While the press release has yet to go out, we hear that today brings news of some changes in the management hierarchy at KBS+ in New York.

In short, the agency now has two co-presidents: Matt Powell and Jonah Bloom.

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Weiss Leaving KBS+ for Havas

It took a few weeks to get confirmation on this, but we now have word from sources familiar with the matter that Matt Weiss is indeed leaving KBS+P (or KBS+ as the kids call it nowadays). Weiss has spent the last two-and-a-half years as chief of staff at the MDC-owned, New York-based agency, but from what sources tell us, he is parting ways with KBS+ for a gig at Havas. Our sources add, though, that Weiss won’t officially join the latter agency until Feb. 1 (no word yet on what his new position will be).

Prior to KBS+, Weiss spent nearly 15 years at McCann Worldgroup, last serving as EVP/chief growth officer. During his lengthy stint at the latter network,the exec held senior level positions including group account director for Coca-Cola North America and worldwide account director for MasterCard.

In other KBS+ news, the agency has recently welcomed Michael Dory to the fold as executive director of technology, a position that also calls for him to lead the engineering practice of the Spies & Assassins unit. In addition to Dory’s hiring, KBS+ also promoted Christine Prins to head of business development.