MSLGROUP appointed Brad Wilks as managing director of its North America Midwest Operations, responsible for offices in Chicago and Detroit. He most recently served as Managing Director and head of Sard Verbinnen & Co’s Chicago office. Wilks succeeds Joel Curran, who transferred to the role of Managing Director of MSL New York in September. Wilks will be responsible for all aspects of business strategy, performance, growth, client service and talent at both MSL Chicago and MSL Detroit. (Release)
M&C Saatchi PR New York announced to appointment of Richard Barker as vice president to oversee its sports and entertainment offering. Richard joins the New York team from M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment in London, where he spent three years managing sponsorship and PR activation for some of the leading properties, governing bodies and brands in sports. In his new role, he will direct the agency’s key sports and entertainment accounts, with a focus on developing the division. (Release)
Marty Laiks joined Arnold Worldwide, specifically ArnoldNYC, as EVP/group account director on the agency’s Sanofi business, helping lead integrated work for the pharma giant. Prior to this move, Laiks served as managing director, digital at DFCB NY. Laiks also spent six years at Grey/G2 USA, helping build the latter’s Health & Wellness unit before moving up to executive director, strategic planning before he and the agency parted ways back in 2010 (AgencySpy)
Jennifer Morgan was named president of Time Out North America. Morgan comes to Time Out from Collective Media, where she most recently served as COO and CMO. She had been with the company since 2009. At Time Out, Morgan succeeds Aksel Van Der Wal, who is currently Time Out’s CEO. (FishbowlNY)
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