July 20, 2016
RED Interactive Agency has made a pair of moves, including promoting Derek van den Bosch to chief operating officer. Van den Bosch had been vice president of operations and delivery. The agency has also brought in Taro Ramberg, naming him vice president of client services. Ramberg was most recently U.S. managing director at Evans Hunt.
Jennie Child has been named international director of talent acquisition at AKQA, working in the agency’s London office. Child was most recently group head of talent acquisition at Omnicom Media Group.
The Marketing Arm has named Christopher Gray senior vice president of consumer and shopper psychology, based in the agency’s Chicago office. Gray was previously vice president of the shopper psychology, shopper insights and strategy team at Saatchi & Saatchi X.
Digital agency iCrossing has named Kayvan Salmanpour chief content officer, a new position at the company. Salmanpour joins from Novel, an agency he founded.
Kathleen Carroll, executive editor at The Associated Press, will leave her position at the end of the year to focus on her family. Carroll has been the top editor at the AP for 14 years.
Esquire has made three hires, naming Alex Wiederin creative director, Anton Ioukhnovets design director and Maximillian Potter editor at large. Wiederin will also remain executive design director at Town&Country; Ioukhnovets previously ran his own firm; and Potter has worked at a number of publications.
Female Millennial-focused website Bustle has made four promotions, naming Sam Stahl chief revenue officer, Ryan Chambers vice president of sales, Lindsay Mannering managing editor, and Julie Alvin executive editor. Mannering and Alvin have been with the site since 2013, Stahl and Chambers since 2014.
GSN has named Garcelle Beauvais host of “Window Warriors,” a reality competition showcasing visual merchandising. Beauvais’ most recent TV appearance was on “The Magicians.”
Michael Drayer has joined the cast of Amazon’s upcoming drama “Sneaky Pete,” which stars Giovanni Ribisi. Drayer will have a recurring role as the brother of Ribisi’s character.
Garry Marshall, the creator of “Happy Days,” Laverne & Shirley” and a number of other TV shows, died on Tuesday at age 81 of complications from pneumonia following a stroke. Marshall was also very influential in movies, directing “The Flamingo Kid,” “Beaches,” “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” among others. He also did plenty of acting throughout his career, most recently appearing on the new version of “The Odd Couple.”
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