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We Hear: New CEO at TracyLocke?

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Three months ago we broke the news that Beth Ann Kaminkow, CEO of Dallas-based Omnicom shop TracyLocke, was leaving her position to serve as global CMO of shopping center company Westfield Group.

We heard nothing more on the subject until today, when we received a tip claiming that the agency had hired a new CEO: Hugh Boyle, global chief digital officer at Geometry Global Chicago.

Mr. Boyle is a hard man to find: he recently¬†deleted his Twitter account, and all calls to his Chicago office went straight to voicemail. Neither TracyLocke in Dallas nor Omnicom’s corporate office in New York offered any assistance on the topic.

Some backstory: Mr. Boyle hails from the United Kingdom, and he spent more than eight years at Ogilvy Action in London after the agency acquired his former employer, Tarantula. In 2011 he was promoted to global head of digital at the Ogilvy shop, and just over a year ago he moved to the U.S. to accept the CDO position at Geometry.

Updates when we get them.

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Friday Morning Stir

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-The WPP-owned entity that is now Geometry Global has appointed a new leadership team that includes:

  • Bruce Henderson, CCO, North America (previously Chief Creative Officer, North America, G2 Worldwide)
  • Eric Pakurar, CSO, North America (previously Executive Director, Head of Strategy, G2 USA)
  • Hugh Boyle, chief digital officer, Global and North America (previously Global Chief Digital Officer, OgilvyAction)
  • David Coppock, chief data and analytics officer, North America (previously Executive Director, Data and Analytics at G2 Worldwide)
  • Kevin Shelhamer, managing director, Geometry Global Chicago (previously EVP, Shopper Marketing at Geometry Global)
  • Kristen McCaney, director, communications and new business, North America (previously Associate Director, Integrated Solutions and Business Development at Geometry Global)

-FYI, One Show Interactive deadline to enter Q3 efforts is today. You can see who’s made the grade thus far here.

-Doner has promoted James Ward and Craig Conrad has been promoted to has been promoted to chief strategy and integration officer, and chief account leadership officer, respectively.

-Soft drink giant Coca-Cola is dividing its business into two units, Coca-Cola North America and Coca-Cola Refreshments. link

-The Buntin Group/Engauge alum Pat Harris has joined Myrtle Beach, SC-based The Brandon Agency as creative director.

 

Thursday Odds and Ends

 

-Heavy metal vet/horror director Rob Zombie shifts gears, sort of, and directs a Euro RSCG-created spot for Woolite. This ain’t your mother’s detergent ad. link

-DDB Milan alum Ricard Valero has joined BBDO San Francisco as ACD.

-Google’s denying that it gave President Obama special access to a new advertising program. link

-Former Energy BBDO SVP/GCD Frank Dattalo joined Deutsch LA in a similar role. link

-Former Mindshare exec Robert Cross joined Digitas as SVP of media and will lead the agency’s digital media planning for Kraft North America.

-R/GA has unveiled a new tech blog. link

-OgilvyAction promoted Hugh Boyle to global digital director. link

-If you haven’t seen Samuel L. Jackson read Go the F*ck to Sleep by now, here’s what you’re missing. link