Adam Powers has been appointed as the Chief Experience Officer at Leeds-based digital experience agency twentysix. Powers was previously Chief Experience Officer at BBH and Tribal DDB, leading experience design for clients including Google, IKEA, British Airways and Volkswagen. Powers also previously spent 11 years with the BBC as Head of User Experience and Design.
In-game ad platform Bidstack has welcomed Camila Franklin as Chief Operating Officer (COO), while former COO Lisa Hau has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. Franklin was previously COO at AdColony and with more than two decades of gaming, mobile marketing and ad tech experience, including in leadership roles at Blaze, Navio Systems, Tira Wireless, Device Anywhere, Antenna Software, and Moovweb. Hau has been COO at Bidstack for two and a half years. Prior to her time at Bidstack she was a Head Of Investor Relations at WPP.
Wealth management firm Evelyn Partners has made a series of senior appointments to further invest in its retail investing platform Bestinvest. Oliver Plant joins as Head of Bestinvest, and former AJ Bell Youinvest Martin Pezet joins as Head of Bestinvest Marketing. Louise Revell joins as Head of Bestinvest Proposition from management consultant Oliver Wyman and Will Pointing, who previously worked at NewDay, WPP and MoneySuperMarket, has come on board as Bestinvest Partnerships, Performance and Pricing Manager.
LoopMe has appointed Mainardo de Nardis as its new Chairman. A former CEO of OMD Worldwide, de Nardis has 30 years experience in global media and advertising. His career includes executive roles at Omnicom, Aegis Media and MEC.
Voice assistant ad tech firm Say It Now has announced Neil Munn is joining its board. Munn is the former Global CEO of BBH, a role he held for seven years, and also spent 15 years at Unilever.
Performance agency Go Inspire has recruited Jo Scott as Strategic Account Director to its charity division Connect. Scott joins after 20 years at Woods Validata, working with charities such as RNLI, Macmillan Cancer Support, RNIB, The Air Ambulance Service and Marie Curie.
FCB Inferno Managing Director Katy Wright has been promoted to chief executive. She takes over from Inferno Group Co-Founder Frazer Gibney. Wright joined FCB in 2007 as Managing Partner for DraftFCB before it merged with Inferno in 2013.
Wunderman Thompson has hired Preeya Vyas as Global Chief Experience Officer. Vyas previously spent three years at DeVito as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, and almost six years at Saatchi & Saatchi. She will lead Wunderman Thompson’s customer experience practice across the global overseeing strategy, creative, data and tech teams.
Jerry Hizon will become Chief Creative Officer at both Dentsu Jayme Syfu and Dentsu One Manila. Hizon previously led the transformation of the Dentsu One Manila creative team as its CCO. Elyse Bella and Edg Samson have also been promoted to Managing Director for Dentsu Jayme Syfu and Dentsu One Manila, respectively.
Adludio has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Dave Ramsay as Chief Product Officer and Ian Liddicoat as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Data Science. Ramsay will lead on Adludio’s strategy, product roll-out transformation of its global offer. He joins from BT Digital where he was Director of Product Innovation and Commercialisation, and previously had roles at O2 Digital and Weve. Liddicoat, former Global Head of Data Science at Publicis, will be leading on Adludio’s technology, analytics and insight.
Martina Lacey has joined performance agency Reprise as its Managing Partner, Head of Growth. Lacey will lead Reprise’s growth strategy, and has previously held senior roles at iCrossing UK, Mindshare and Maxus.
Jennfier Berry is Digitas’ new CEO, and will take up the role in January. She moves from fellow Publicis Groupe company Razorfish, where she was EVP, Managing Director. Her 15 year career at Publicis Groupehas spanned America and Australia.
Ad tech company TripleLift has announced the hire of Dave Clark as its new CEO. Clark was most recently General Manager at FreeWheel, but has also held leadership roles at Viacom, The Weather Channel and Fuse TV. He replaces Co-Founder and CEO Eric Berry, who will remain on TripleLift’s Board of Directors.