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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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McCabe Indeed Assumes CSO Post at Leo Burnett

My, how things change after just a few weeks. After initially receiving tips about this in early September and being told at the time by the Leo Burnett camp that it was “not true to report,” official word is out that Mick McCabe has indeed headed back to his old stomping grounds to take on the role of chief strategy officer. McCabe replaces Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, who left Leo in mid-summer and eventually found a new gig at a Boston-based research and branding firm.

As for McCabe, as mentioned, this marks his second go-around at Leo Burnett, having first served as EVP, director of planning for four years. After his first stint at Leo, the exec moved on to take the chief strategy officer jobs at Deutsch and then KBS+P,  the latter of which he left early this summer (and was subsequently replaced by Jonah Bloom). Now as Leo USA CSO, McCabe will support a client roster that includes Allstate, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, P&G, Sprint and Samsung. During his career, the exec also had planning stints at the likes of Fallon and TBWA\Chiat\Day.

Bloom Takes Over as KBS+P CSO

Just over a year after officially joining KBS+P as content strategy lead, my old Crain colleague Jonah Bloom has moved up the ranks, taking on the role of chief strategy officer at the New York-based MDC agency. Bloom (pictured) replaces Mick McCabe, who had spent the last two-and-a-half years as CSO at KBS+P but is moving on to a new opportunity (sources tell us that he didn’t apprise KBS+P of his next destination).

Explaining Bloom’s new role, KBS+ CEO Lori Senecal says, “”Consumers’ digital and social behaviors cannot be considered in isolation from their other behaviors. This is particularly true as mobile devices blur the lines between online and offline behavior. It’s important to recognize that and reflect it in the way we think about brands and their connections with consumers. That’s why we are integrating all of our strategic planning into one group, under Jonah’s direction.”

As Senecal mentioned, Bloom’s move up signifies a reorganization of KBS+P’s strategy offering, which will now incorporate digital, content and social as well as brand strategy.

Pierce Comes Full Circle at KBS+P

Now that Jonah Bloom has been finally made official as content strategy lead at KBS+P, the New York-based MDC agency is turning its focus to the creative department and hiring DJ Pierce as executive creative director. This actually marks a return trip to KBS+P for Pierce, who started his ad career as an art director at the agency.

Before returning to his roots, so to speak, Pierce spent the last four years at CP+B, starting as a senior AD then moving up to an ACD role in which he was part of the team responsible for Best Buy “Twelpforce.” Pierce was eventually promoted to CD and worked on accounts including AmEx Small Business. During his career, the creative logged time at JWT, DDB and Lowe’s New York offices as well as Fallon Minneapolis.

Joining Pierce in the ECD ranks at KBS+P is Chris Cereda, who has been promoted from creative director. Both ECDs will be working across a range of accounts.

Monday Morning Stir

-How some in the Twitterverse have responded to Osama Bin Laden‘s death. link

-After dropping some hints, former AdAge editor Jonah Bloom finally confirms he’s official at KBS+P. link

-Sid Lee Amsterdam unveiled a “9 Eyes of Google Street View” exhibit in its office. link

-Leo Burnett Iberia launched an interesting app to promote the Fiat Evo (above).

-Is the Facebook IPO closer than we think? link