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MRY Names MD for New San Francisco Office

Kingsley TaylorMRY‘s San Francisco office has a new Managing Director.

International agency vet Kingsley Taylor will oversee all “operations, marketing, business development and account servicing” for MRY West, effective immediately. The new office, which opened several weeks ago with approximately ten staffers in a space shared with other Publicis Shops, serves key clients including Adobe, Neutrogena, StubHub and Visa.

Taylor most recently worked as Director of New Business at L.A.’s David&Goliath, but his roots lie in the United Kingdom, where he spent two years in accounts at Oglivy & Mather before transferring to the agency’s New York office; he later held the Senior Partner, Global Business Director position at Ogilvy Los Angeles.

The release notes that Taylor “also served as a client service director at Mile 9″ and “held account management jobs in the U.K. at agencies like WDMP and G2″, working with clients ranging from Qualcomm to British American Tobacco and United Biscuits.

MRY founder/CEO Matt Britton writes:

“Kingsley brings a consultative approach to the business, along with energy, passion and an entrepreneurial style that will build on the great work our group has done out in San Francisco. He is a perfect fit for or culture and exactly who we need to spread the MRY love in the Bay Area.”

Taylor will report directly to Britton.

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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Here’s your 2013 Tomorrow Awards shortlist. link

-Bi-coastal prodco Brand New School has welcomed MPC/Stardust alum Paul Abatemarco as EP of its Los Angeles office.

-Doner has unveiled a new global behavioral insight unit called SEE Insight, which will be led by Jeff Peters, SVP/insight & innovation. link (.pdf)

-Missed this last week during our absence, but Ogilvy alum Kingsley Taylor joined El Segundo’s own David&Goliath as director/new business.

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-YouTube star Devin “Supertramp” Graham has joined the roster of L.A.-based prodco Recommended Media to direct advertising content and commercials.

Friday Morning Stir

-What is “The Future of Correspondence?” JWT lays it out in its July trend report. link

-Sausalito, CA-based BSSP has a little fun with Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner in a new Twitter effort for MINI (image above). link

-TED’s latest “Ads Worth Spreading” report is now live. link (.pdf)

-Droga5 has signed a lease for a 92,000 square-foot space on Wall Street. link

-Activision is going indie and splitting from Vivendi to the tune of $8.2 billion. link

-U.K. native Kingsley Taylor, who most recently worked at O&M on the Qualcomm Snapdragon biz, has joined Calabasas-based shop Mile 9 as director of client services.