R/GA Hires Tony Effik to expand media unit. As managing director of media connections, Effik (pictured) will seek to grow the media planning business of an agency known primarily for its creative product. He joins from Publicis Modem.
Hank Summy to lead McCann Erickson in North America. Summy joins from SapientNitro, where he was managing director for the Eastern region based in New York. Initially, Summy’s focus will be McCann’s New York office – which is run by Chief Creative Officer Linus Karlsson.
Separately, McCann promoted Patrick Lafferty to COO, and hired Tim Harris as EVP, global innovation. Lafferty joined McCann Worldgroup a year ago as MD of global brands. Harris joins from Denuo.
Sullivan makes digital charge with help from Two Bulls. Brand engagement firm Sullivan entered a joint venture with Two Bulls, a mobile and digital shop. As part of their deal, Noah Harlan has joined Sullivan as managing director of digital insight.
MEC Canada names digital leader. Derek Bhopalshingh joined as VP, managing partner of MEC Interaction. He’ll oversee the agency’s digital offering across digital, search, and direct. He was previously digital group director of strategy at OMD Canada.
Nurcin Erdogan Loeffler, head of strategy and innovation, Vizeum China, outlines the seven ways businesses can future proof their digital strategies.
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