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Posts Tagged ‘Dawn Winchester’

Dawn Winchester: Out at R/GA?

DawnWinchester_LeadershipPageAs with all tips, we check, and a phone call to “the agency for the digital age” seems to say as much as Dawn Winchester is apparently no longer in R/GA’s directory. Winchester has been with R/GA since 1999, moving up the ladder from director of client services to EVP/client services to her most recent position as EVP/global chief marketing services officer, working out of the agency’s NYC hub. Prior to her lengthy stay at R/GA, Winchester spent two years as VP/management supervisor at Ammirati Puris Lantis Digital and before that, founded the interactive offshoot of New York agency, BK&S.

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Mark Ferdman Lands at R/GA

Well, it looks like Mark Ferdman is back in the conversation. The co-founder of now-defunct Freedom + Partners as well as mobile app Pushkart is headed to R/GA to take on the title of, well, group account director on L’Oreal. Early on in his career, Ferdman of course helped found Firstborn with cousin Michael (now FB’s CEO) in 1997 before opening up Freedom in 2002 (some of you may have been aware that there has been some drama between the two over the years).  Anyhow, the latter shop perhaps most notably developed the Pearl Jam Ten game, sites for soaps as well as a digital platform for USA Network’s The Starter Wife (is that still on the air?).

In his new role at R/GA, Ferdman will be reporting to Dawn Winchester, EVP, chief marketing services officer.