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Grippo Takes Over as Huge SF MD

We’ve received confirmation that Alison Grippo has taken over as managing director of Huge’s San Francisco office, which she helped get up and running over the last year and now boasts a headcount of 30 staffers along with clients like Twitter and HomeAdvisor. Grippo, who has been with Huge since 2010 and also helped set up the IPG-owned digital agency’s London office, succeeds Wing Pepper in San Francisco.

From what we’ve been told, Pepper is taking a break from the agency world after twenty years and is planning on starting up his own operation. For the time being, though, he’s still consulting at Huge, where he’s spent the last two-and-a-half years, and helping out with Grippo’s transition. Prior to Huge, Pepper spent several years as an EVP on the account/digital side at MRM. As for Grippo, the new San Francisco MD most recently served as global director of program management and delivery. During her career, the exec has also worked at the likes of iCrossing and Razorfish.

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HUGE Makes Several Staffing Moves

Two months after restructuring its leadership, IPG-owned, Brooklyn-based HUGE has added a bevy of staff including CDs Clayton Crocker and Andrew Kessler. Kessler hails from Campfire while Crocker (pictured) may have a set a record by leaving Dentsu just four months after joining said agency as an ACD. Elsewhere on the creative front, HUGE added Razorfish alum Kari Niles as another ACD.

In terms of management, Wing Pepper, formerly EVP of global innovation at MRM, has signed on as HUGE’s global MD and is tasked with driving the shop’s international expansion. Meanwhile, another former Razorfish staffer, Ray Samuels, will serve as MD in HUGE’s London office while ex-Yahoo director of biz dev Eduardo Torres will assume the same title in Brazil. Phew.