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Posts Tagged ‘Mark LaNeve’

We Hear: Cuts at Team Detroit?

The Spy line was buzzing over the weekend with word that Team Detroit, which of course handles Ford North America ad duties, cut a bunch of staffers last week. Last we heard from the WPP-owned unit was when it hired former Allstate/GM senior exec Mark LaNeve as chief operating officer. We’ve yet to receive a response from the folks at Team Detroit, but tipsters are, as usual, floating some pretty big numbers in terms of staff affected (numbers we haven’t seen since the 2009 downturn).

One of those we’re hearing was affected by the agency’s move was EVP/chief media officer Andrew Prakken, who has spent the last eight years at Team Detroit and spent 14 prior on the communications/media side at JWT. Calls to Prakken were deferred to an assistant. Anyhow, we’ve put in some more inquiries to the agency this morning and will keep you posted if and when we hear more, As always, though, feel free to chime into the tips box or just email us.

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Monday Morning Stir

 

-WPP-owned marketing tech firm 24/7 Media promoted Nicolle Pangis to the global role of president, Real Media Group. In addition, 24/7 has welcomed Irene Bondar as EVP, global client operations and former McCann Worldgroup/Ogilvy chief financial officer Gary Lee as CFO. link

-Speaking of WPP, Mark LaNeve, newly installed COO at the holding company’s Team Ford unit, is being tasked with helping “revitalize” the Lincoln brand as his first order of business. link

-And now, here’s your complete content program for Spikes Asia 2012. link

-In case you missed it, here’s a quick visual recap of last week’s “Roofies” party brought to you by The Barbarian Group. link

-Y&R Chicago has unveiled more Hotels.com work. This time, it’s an animated effort which was created in collaboration with production company, Nexus (above).

-So, what does Apple’s $1 billion victory over Samsung mean for your smartphone? link

Wednesday Morning Stir

-Mediavest USA has appointed former Symphony IRI exec Larry Davis-Swing as SVP, analytics, effective immediately.

-It looks like former GM exec and Allstate CMO Mark LaNeve has indeed joined Team Detroit. link

-It looks like the full jury lineups are coming to fruition for Spikes Asia 2012. link

-Why not escape the chaos of London right now and head to Ireland (above)? link

-Dr. Dre crashes the Olympics by sending Beats headphones to Team Great Britain. link