I fancy myself an organizational psychologist—that’s what my degree says, so it’s a fair claim. I talk to and observe people, analyze leadership, create systems, facilitate learning and generally help people work. I do that as part of the agency business—an industry that heeds the word of Cannes as gospel. And Cannes says, “Let there be simplicity,” so we collectively agree that the best is always simple, and simple is always best.  By Jacqueline Debien, Global Director of Organizational Development at Momentum Worldwide

Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe announced the merger of SapientNitro and Razorfish to form SapientRazorfish which is designed to better fuse the significant experience and technology capability across the two businesses in response to client needs for digital expertise at scale.

(add)ventures is expanding its Miami office with the addition of María Eugenia Ginés as director, strategy/branding.

Republica commemorated its 10th anniversary with a celebration themed “A Show of #Gratitude,” highlighting the agency’s 10-year journey, and paying tribute to its blue-chip clients and talented team members.

Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Findr Group, owner of Gravity Media (“Gravity”), a full-service multicultural marketing agency headquartered in New York City.

Now that we have had a little more time to analyze the implications of a Donald Trump presidency on the advertising realm, it is becoming increasingly clear that fundamental tax issues impacting advertising will immediately be high on the agenda in 2017.

In a political bombshell still reverberating through Washington, Donald Trump, confounding the predictions of most of the pundits and pollsters, won a solid electoral victory. For the first time in eight years, the Republicans control the Presidency and the House and Senate. This means that it is likely that the political gridlock of the last three Congresses will be broken.

For nearly 200 years, Johnnie Walker has inspired the world with stories of personal progress and today the brand announces the new Keep Walking America campaign, which is yet another powerful collection of stories celebrating the countless achievements, unwavering optimism, hardwork and tireless progression of the great people who call America home.

Grupo Gallegos announced that it has been named creative and strategic agency of record (AOR) for NEXjet Corporation, the full-service jet charter and aircraft management company based in Long Beach, Calif.

Where morale is low, the chances of having mediocre talent working on clients’ business is high, since there will be a real challenge to attract and retain top talent, with all the consequences you can imagine (or have experienced). It sounds as bad as it is.

Horizon Media announced that it is launching a dedicated multicultural social solution to help the agency’s clients maximize brand influence through organic engagements, influencer relationships and strategic paid media within the multicultural space.

The U.S. Census Bureau awarded its 2020 decennial census integrated communications contract to Young & Rubicam (Y&R).

A new generation of media agency leaders will have to fight to retain status as the business takes on ad:tech, consultancy and a more aggressive client base.

Research was conducted to better understand how ANA members are using data to manage agency relationships and how learnings can be applied to optimize client/agency performance.

Post Consumer Brands announced LatinWorks has been named their new Hispanic Marketing Agency of Record for its Hispanic-investment brands.

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