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Ogilvy MD Matt Dowshen Joins Partners + Napier

Matt DowshenAgency veteran and Ogilvy & Mather Managing Director Matt Dowshen “was recently wooed away from big agency life” by Partners + Napier, an independent shop that sold to Project: WorldWide in 2011 and hired him as MD to manage its growing New York office.

Dowshen joined Ogilvy in 2009 after leaving Deutsch NY, where he managed IKEA and Novartis. Before joining that shop, he held positions at JWT overseas in Bangkok and Sao Paulo.

The move will reunite Dowshen with Jason Marks, who worked with him at Ogilvy, handling clients like Kraft and Philips Norelco, for more than two years before leaving to join P+N in early 2013.

The agency’s New York office opened in 2012 and handles clients like Lufthansa Airlines; Dowshen calls the opportunity to work with longtime colleagues at an independent agency “something I’m thrilled to dive into.”

CEO Sharon Napier, who worked with Dowshen at Deutsch, writes:

“I’ve known Matt for a long time…I knew he would be the right entrepreneurial leader to help us achieve our vision for New York.

I know our clients will find immense value in his leadership.”

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Starcom MediaVest Group restructured the leadership of its digital content creation unit, LiquidThread. link

-Global indie holding company Project: Worldwide welcomed Jeff Rutchik, Sharon Napier and Mike Rossi as part of its Strategic Leadership Team.

-YouTube delves into analytics. link

-Who’s ready for a $2 six-inch Subway sub? link

-AKQA and non-profit org Pencils of Promise have teamed up to promote global literacy and education. link

-Martin Agency/Team Detroit alum Tania Staykova joined prodco Stardust’s New York office as executive producer.

-Burger King’s fries are still horrible and this McGarryBowen spot doesn’t really sway our opinion. link

-1stAveMachine signed director Nico Casavecchia to its roster.

-Redbook wants to end “mom guilt.” link

-WDCW partner Court Crandall says that out of the 3,000 commercials he’s been involved with, this may be the one that means the most. link

-Here’s one for the Chevy-loving dad (above). link