After spending the last three-and-a-half years at Arnold Worldwide, where she served as SVP/global director of communications planning out of the agency’s Boston hub, Amber Finlay has moved on to the client side to take on the director of communications planning position at Converse. Finlay joined Arnold in spring 2010 after spending three years at Naked Communications, where she worked as senior strategist/director of digital strategy for clients including J&J, Google and Citibank.
During her career, Finlay also had a brief stint as director of digital strategy at McGarryBowen and also helped launch the account planning department at Deep Focus, where she worked with clients including HBO and Converse parent company, Nike. As for Arnold, sources tell us that the agency is currently conducting a search for the right candidate to replace Finlay.
Update: Arnold just sent this statement: “Amber has taken a position at Converse. She leaves behind a robust and growing capability with excellent depth and leadership. We wish her well.”