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Grey Alum Golden Resurfaces at Story Worldwide

Remember Josh Golden? Well, in case you don’t, he was the chap who joined up with Grey NY in the fall of 2010 as its first chief digital officer, but eventually lasted only about seven months at the agency. Anyhow, we figured we’d update you on his whereabouts as Golden (right) has wound up at indie operation Story Worldwide, where he serves as North American EVP of marketing and strategy (Story’s current NA offices are based in New York and Seattle, with international branches located in Hong Kong, London and Nagoya). Prior to Grey, Golden spent three years as managing director at Euro RSCG New York.

Joining him at Story, which works with clients ranging from Unilever and J&J to General Mills and Finlandia, is Gian LaVecchia, who has been tapped as EVP, digital media and leader of the agency’s new Story Media division. LaVecchia joins Story from Publicis Modem, where he spent 12 years and last served as SVP, group media director.

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Grey NY Updates Digital Group, Golden Out

Well, it looks like the chief digital officer experiment didn’t quite work out as planned at Grey New York, as the agency has confirmed that it has parted ways with Josh Golden after just six months. We’ve been told by sources familiar with the matter that “it didn’t work out.” Golden joined Grey last September from Euro RSCG, where he was managing director, digital for three years.

Anyhow, Grey is moving on and bolstering its digital division with the hires of Marci Ikeler as director of digital strategy, Andy Bhatt as director of digital production operations and Ina Watkins as director of communications planning. Ikeler will join in May and most recently served as director of digital strategy at Publicis, where she worked on accounts including Citibank, Becks and Maytag. Bhatt, who will also join up with Grey next month, most recently served as MD of Domani Studios but also spent time as head of interactive production at both BBDO and W+K New York. Watkins is yet another BBDO alum who served as VP, engagement director on Bank of America at said agency.