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Roll Call: Arment Dietrich, Fifteen Minutes, Grey and More

Chicago’s Arment Dietrich has hired Clay Morgan as vice president of operations. Morgan was previously executive editor and general manager of The Daily News Journal, a Garnett paper based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Morgan has been a member of the community surrounding Arment Dietrich’s blog, Spin Sucks, for more than a year, frequently interacting with CEO Gini Dietrich; he will remain in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Dietrich writes that, as VP, Morgan will “create the structure we need to scale, launch new products and services, and develop new business opportunities”, citing his experience as a journalist and his theories on the future of content as reasons for his hiring. (Spin Sucks)

Victoria Greene has joined Fifteen Minutes Public Relations as vice president, brand communications & marketing. Formerly vice president of brand marketing & communications at PMK*BNC, Greene led high-profile initiatives and special projects for agency clients including T-Mobile, JCPenney, Audi and multiple wine and spirits brands. Prior to her six-year stint with PMK*BNC, Greene served as director of entertainment marketing for GRACE, as part of the Red Bull North America team. Previously, Greene founded her own public relations and marketing agency, which she operated for five years. At Fifteen Minutes, Greene will oversee entertainment initiatives for Ford Motor Company, among others, while expanding the company’s entertainment marketing practice. (Release)

Tanya Jensen has been named director of communications at Syndicate Media Group. In this role, Jensen will lead Syndicate’s LA team. She brings a diverse background in media relations, product launches, event production, celebrity wrangling and journalism. Before joining SMG, Tanya was most recently part of the JC Penney team, overseeing the company’s collaborations with fashion designers; including Marchesa, Joe Fresh and Duro Olowu. Additionally she worked with jcp Cares, the company’s non-profit initiative which partners with a different charity each month including Boys and Girls Club of America, The Salvation Army and Girls Inc. (Syndicate Media Group)

Tor Myhren will assume the role of Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Grey. He succeeds Tim Mellors who is retiring after a highly successful 15-year career at Grey in the U.S and U.K. Myhren will continue as president and chief creative officer of Grey New York, responsible for the overall creative product.  In addition, he will participate in global new business and chair the Grey Global Creative Council, comprised of the agency’s senior creative leaders, charged with continuing to enhance its creative quality, talent and profile around the world. Tor Myhren has played a pivotal role in the ongoing success of Grey New York.  The agency’s flagship office has doubled in size, enhanced its talent ranks, creative product, digital prowess and new business performance, achieving its sixth record year of financial and creative performance in 2013. (Release)

Nobbie Kim has accepted an executive creative director position at the Costa Mesa HQ of digital/direct agency, Rauxa. Kim will officially assume his post today, Friday, Nov. 1 and report to Ian Baer, chief creative/strategy officer at Rauxa, who is based in its NY office. Kim has previously held positions at Chiat LA and Innocean. (AgencySpy)

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