Carter Murray will take over as CEO of New York communications agency Draftfcb Worldwide. Murray, who will work out of the agency’s NYC headquarters, joins DFCB after spending a year-plus as president/CEO of Y&R North America. During his career, Murray spent four years as CMO/worldwide account director on Nestle while at Publicis, where he also served as a member of said agency’s executive committee. Though the transition is now underway, Murray’s official start state is still to be determined. Meanwhile, Y&R has welcomed former VML CEO Matt Anthony as its new North American chief exec. (AgencySpy)
JMPR, a lifestyle and transportation firm based in Los Angeles, has hired a new account executive to expand upon its automotive lifestyle team. Ashley Anderson joins the firm after working at Finn Partners, a Ruder Finn company, where she specialized in automotive accounts in addition to serving clients in the customer, healthcare and nonprofit sectors. In her new role, Anderson will work with existing automotive clients like Infiniti while seeking new business for the firm. (Release)
CTP, a Boston-based ad and PR agency, announced that veteran technology marketing executive Mark Fredrickson has joined the company as managing director of the Technology Practice. Fredrickson brings nearly three decades of experience leading communications and marketing for global technology companies, including more than 15 years at EMC Corporation. He was EMC’s vice president of both Corporate Communications and Marketing Strategy. Prior to EMC, Fredrickson spent 11 years in senior communications and business development roles at Digital Equipment Corporation. (Website)
Fortune magazine has named Brandon Kavulla its creative director. He comes to the magazine from Wired, where he held the same role for the past two years. Kavulla came to Wired from Men’s Health, and he has also worked at Vibe and Spin. (FishbowlNY)
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