Agency People News In Brief (March 18, 2013)
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Agency People News In Brief (March 18, 2013)

New people in new roles at Taylor, Liberty, Porter Novelli, Carmichael Lynch Spong, Hill+Knowlton, and CarrotNewYork.

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NEW YORK—Taylor has named two senior agency executives to its growing brand counsel group. Phillip Sontag and Edwin Endlich have joined the agency in its New York office as executive vice president, and vice president / digital creative director, respectively. Sontag, who reports to Mark Beal, managing partner, was most recently executive vice president at Edelman, where he led the Dove account. Endlich was most recently global creative director for Colgate-Palmolive at Red Fuse Communications, leading digital-focused campaign launches around the world.

LONDON—Liberty Communications, a specialist technology communications consultancy based in the UK, has appointed Michael Bingham (pictured) to promote Liberty’s business in the United States. He will be responsible for building the company's position within the local market, increasing visibility of the company’s current US client base, driving new business, and managing the company’s local offices. Bingham was most recently director of corporate marketing and communications for STEC.

NEW YORK—Jesse Soleil has joined the New York office of Porter Novelli as senior vice president, digital, responsible for designing cross-platform digital experiences for clients across all practices. For the past four years, Soleil was CEO of Massiverse, a boutique media entertainment company, which he founded to create cross-platform entertainment for kids. Before that, he spent nearly eight years with Scholastic, most recently as vice president, emerging media and technology.

MINNEAPOLIS— Nancy Knutson has joined Carmichael Lynch Spong as managing counselor. Based at the firm’s Minneapolis headquarters, Knutson will work with clients Trane and First Bankcard. Knutson previously served as senior marketing communications manager for longtime agency client Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. She worked with Northwest Airlines and Benedek Broadcasting before taking charge of Jack Link’s marketing communications efforts in 2002.

TORONTO—Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada has promoted three of its long-term leaders to senior
vice-president: Frederic Berard, general manager of the Montreal office; Lisa Walker, general manager of Alberta's offices; and Selena Cameron, the company's national corporate development and marketing lead.

NEW YORK—Julie Livingston has joined youth marketing agency CarrotNewYork as senior director, client development. Most recently, Livingston was director, business development and accounts at Child’s Play Communications, a boutique public relations agency that specializes in connecting companies with moms. Prior to Child’s Play, she was senior director, public relations, for the Toy Industry Association and director of corporate communications at Scholastic.

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