PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC GalleyCat TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes

Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Hounsell’

Tuesday Morning Stir

-Merkle hired Razorfish vet Patrick Hounsell as its first chief digital officer.

-Saatchi & Saatchi launched the SaatchiNow website, which is being curated by the agency’s worldwide digital CD Tom Eslinger and his team in London (above). link

-McKinney promoted Jim Russell to partner/chief innovation officer.

-Big Spaceship boss Michael Lebowitz was named the new chair of the IAB Agency Advisory Board.

-Chiat LA alum Jimmy Smith, who was GCD on Gatorade “Replay” of course, has launched and IPG co-venture dubbed Amusement Park. link

Mediabistro Course

Copywriting: Creative Ad Writing

Copywriting: Creative Ad WritingWork with a freelance copywriter to build your advertising portfolio and land more copywriting jobs! Starting January 12, Kim Taylor will teach you how to make a complete ad using graphics and photos, write strong headlines and body copy for various advertising media, work from a creative brief, and jumpstart your ad portfolio. Register now!

Brooks Day Takes West Coast Biz Dev Gig at Razorfish

It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve heard about a notable Razorfish appointment (Patrick Hounsell‘s hiring in January is the last thing that comes to mind), but the Publicis-owned agency has now welcomed a new director of business development for its West Coast operations by the name of Brooks Day. Who’s that, you ask? Well, Day arrives from San Francisco-based online video/technology firm Clikthrough, where he spent two years as partner and executive director, business development. Prior to Clikthrough, Day worked as senior manager, biz dev at local shop Fancy, which if you may remember was once home to creative directors Geoff Edwards and Mauro Alencar.

Anyhow, back to Day. In his new gig at Razorfish, the exec will remain in SF but, as his title implies, will oversee all West Coast new biz activity for the Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles offices as well. Tipsters tell us that he will report to Razorfish’s SVP of business development, Wes Breyfogle, who’s based in Austin.

As long as we catching you up on Razorfish, on the creative front, the agency recently brought on Organic alum Sam Cannon as ECD in the Central region and Pierre Odendaal as CD in the East.

Razorfish Has a New GM

Publicis Groupe-owned shop Razorfish appointed Patrick Hounsell to SVP/GM of media for North America. The New York-based exec has tallied up 11 years at said agency, dating back to when he joined Avenue A to serve as group director of search, media and the consumer insight group. Following the Avenue A/Razorfish merger in 2004, Hounsell led the media accounts as part of the agency’s East Coast management team before eventually moving up to GM of Razorfish’s media and marketing group in 2007.

Apparently, Razorfish wants the world to become more aware of its social media, search and digital prowess and to do so, the agency’s tapped Hounsell to create a new “national structure” for its media and search practices.