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Posts Tagged ‘John Minty’

Monday Odds and Ends


-After spending the last five years at Venables Bell & Partners, where he most recently served as chief operation officer, John Minty has assumed the same title at DDB California (which includes the L.A. and San Francisco offices).

-Mike Sheehan chats with The Boston Globe about stepping down as CEO at Hill Holliday and handing over the reins to longtime colleague, Karen Kaplan. link

-Former Cohn & Wolfe EVP/managing director/senior digital strategist Brad B. McCormick has joined Dallas-based indie agency Moroch as chief digital officer.

-Leo Burnett/Merkley + Partners alum Melinda Smart has joined McCann Detroit in the newly created role of  EVP/integrated client services director.

-Cali-based agency Zambezi has launched a digital “pants petition” for Ashworth Golf that stars a handful of the latter’s brand ambassadors (above).

-Editorial/VFX/design studio Cut+Run added Amburr Farls as a senior producer in its Los Angeles office.

-Project: Worldwide agency George P. Johnson as appointed former Jack Morton Worldwide VP Jude Braunstein as executive director, client services, based out of the New York office.

-Salt Lake City-based Struck has been named corporate digital creative agency for homebuilding brand, Lennar Corporation.

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VB&P Promotes Birks-Hay to MD

Nearly eight months after joining up with San Francisco’s Venables Bell & Partners as director of client service, Paul Birks-Hay is quickly moving up the ladder as the agency’s already promoted him to managing director. We’ve been told this is a newly created position at VB&P, which is also celebrating its reported 26 percent revenue growth in 2012 by promoting head of business development and eight-year vet Kate Jeffers to Birks-Hay’s old post and John Minty from CFO to COO.

As for the new managing director, Birks-Hay joined VB&P from U.K.-based AMV BBDO, where he spent two-and-a-half years and helped, win, lead and grow (we believe in that order) accounts including Mercedes-Benz, Capital One, Guinness, Diageo and PepsiCo.