September 22, 2016
GroupM has named Kelly Clark, previously the CEO for North America, the new global chief executive officer. At the same time, global president Dominic Proctor is stepping down as global president, although he will remain with WPP work on strategic projects.
MRM//McCann has promoted Ariana Stolarz to global chief strategy officer, up from her previous position as global director of strategy. Stolarz joined the agency in 2013, and before that she was at mcgarrybowen.
Publicis Communications has made two promotions, naming Carla Serrano and Bill Kanarick co-chief strategy officers. Seranno will continue as chief executive of the agency’s New York office, while Kanarick will remain chief strategy officer for the digital arm Publicis.Sapient.
Los Angeles agency Zambezi has brought in Chris Einhauser, naming him group account director. Einhauser had been a senior account director at Droga5 in New York.
Fox has made a pair of promotions, naming Sharon Klein executive vice president of casting for Fox Television Group and Tess Sanchez executive vice president of casting. Klein is also head of casting for 20th Century Fox Television.
Laura Wides-Muñoz has been promoted at Fusion, becoming vice president of special projects and editorial strategy. Wides-Muñoz joined the company last year as director of news practices.
Eric Peterkofsky has been promoted to executive vice president of talent and public relations at Entertainment Studios, a TV production company. Peterkofsky joined the company in 2007 as talent executive and public relations coordinator.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is set to direct an episode of Fox’s “Scream Queens,” which kicked off season two this week. Curtis plays Cathy Munsch on the campy horror series.
Actress Poorna Jagannathan has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming series “Gypsy,” which stars Naomi Watts. Jagannathan most recently appeared on HBO’s “The Night Of.”
Out of Home
Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired C2C Outdoor, naming chief executive officer Michael Palatnek CEO of Posterscope US in the process. Palatnek replaces outgoing Posterscope chief executive Helma Larkin.
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Promising premieres for new ABC Wednesday shows
- Ariana Stolarz rises to global CSO at MRM//McCann
- Carla Serrano and Bill Kanarick rise at Publicis
- Chris Einhauser becomes group account director at Zambezi
- Sharon Klein and Tess Sanchez rise at Fox
- Laura Wides-Muñoz rises to VP of special projects at Fusion
- Michael Palatnek becomes CEO at Posterscope US
- Eric Peterkofsky rises to EVP of talent at Entertainment Studios
- Jamie Lee Curtis directing an episode of 'Scream Queens'
- Poorna Jagannathan joins Netflix's 'Gypsy'
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