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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Erich’

CP+B Appoints Jason De Turris CSO

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CP+B announced the appointment of Jason De Turris, previously vice president, executive planning director, as its chief strategy officer. In the new role, De Turris will relocate to Hong Kong and oversee strategy on the Infiniti account, which the agency recently won AOR duties for following a review launched in the summer. He will also help open CP+B’s Hong Kong office and be responsible for building “the CP+B culture and brand throughout Asia” while still acting as a strategic leader across CP+B’s offices. CP+B said in a press release that it will appoint a new head of planning in North America in the near future.

While at CP+B, De Turris has worked with brands such as Xbox One, Grey Poupon, Best Buy, and Hotels.com. He previously served as senior planner at Ogilvy & Mather and Deutsch and as a planning director at JWT. Back in 2011, he also spent five months as a professor of strategic communications at Columbia University. Read more

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Infiniti Finally Confirms CP+B Win

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After weeks of rumors claiming that Infiniti would be leaving TBWA, that the original seven-agency group vying for the account had shrunk to two, that those two were CP+B and GS&P, and that the former had emerged victorious, we can finally answer our own question:

Did CP+B win Infiniti or not? Yes. Yes, they did. Take it away, press release:

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CP+B Makes Some Management Moves

steveerich1Crispin Porter + Bogusky is making some management shifts at the dawn of 2014. Among the moves the Boulder-based, MDC-owned agency is the promotion of 10-year vet Steve Erich to president. In addition to Erich (pictured), who most recently served as partner/managing director at CP+B, the agency has also appointed Mike Saunter, a Warner Music/EMI alum, to chief operating officer while also moving one of its four original partners, Jeff Steinhour,  to the role of vice-chairman.

As for new prez Erich, after joining CP+B in 2004 to help relaunch the Burger King biz, the exec moved up the ladder to partner in 2008 and subsequently was appointed managing director two years ago. CP+B CEO Andrew Keller says in a statement, “Steve is a rare combination of incredible intelligence, reliability and great market knowledge with a proven ability to lead, unify and inspire both his team and our clients. Mike’s financial expertise and his experience in the music industry, a creative industry that is overflowing with opportunities yet in the midst of profound changes – as is our industry, will be invaluable to us. And Jeff is a key to continuing our culture, what makes us great and what continues to be the heartbeat of CP+B.”

CP+B Promotes Erich to MD

Crispin Porter + Bogusky has promoted Steve Erich to managing director. You might remember Erich from four years ago when he was named a partner/group account director at the agency.  Anyhow, during his eight year stint at CP+B,which saw him crisscross the Atlantic to establish the agency’s European client services, Erich helped oversee accounts including American Express, Old Navy, MetLife and Kraft and also aided in the re-launch Burger King in the US.

Prior to Crispin, Erich worked on the account side at the likes of TBWA\Chiat\Day, what was then VitroRobertson as well as the Martin Agency. From what we’ve been told, the managing director post at CP+B’s HQ is “basically a new position.”