Dentsu Artistic Names Abbey Klaassen U.S. CEO

Dentsu Artistic has parted methods with Paulo Fogaca as U.S. CEO, changing him with Abbey Klaassen, who was beforehand New York president of Dentsu Artistic.

Klaassen helped construct the present Dentsu Artistic, which launched in 2022. In her new position, she’s going to lead inventive expertise and path within the U.S. Klaassen can be a part of Dentsu Artistic’s international and Americas govt management groups.

Fogaca was named U.S. CEO in December 2022 with a remit to solidify Dentsu Artistic’s imaginative and prescient, technique and positioning within the U.S., and enhance development for the community and its shoppers. 

Dentsu additionally promoted Laurel Flatt, who beforehand served as president of shopper management, west area for Dentsu Artistic U.S. A Dentsu assertion mentioned Flatt will “develop her stewardship of shoppers from simply our Chicago hub and related markets to the New York hub shoppers” because the company’s chief shopper officer.

Because the president of Dentsu Artistic New York, Klaassen headed up the company’s model relationships throughout the board. Earlier than Dentsu Artistic was shaped, Klaassen was the New York president of 360i, Dentsu’s digital company, which was folded into Dentsu Artistic together with DentsuMB and Isobar.

“We’ve remodeled into an end-to-end inventive powerhouse that believes creativity isn’t solely an promoting deliverable, but in addition a mindset and an strategy for fixing model and enterprise challenges,” Klaassen informed Adweek. “Momentum is excessive, and I’m honored to be a part of an unbelievable management group. I proceed to be impressed by the expertise all through our group and couldn’t be extra excited for what the longer term holds.”

Previous to her company expertise, Klaassen was editor in chief at AdAge. She can be the vice chair of the board of administrators for the 4A’s.

Shoppers have mentioned that Klaassen brings new and insightful concepts and initiatives to the forefront, is element oriented, challenges considering and is ready to join varied items of the puzzle to convey inventive options to the desk for manufacturers.

A continuing altering of the guard

Dentsu has had quite a few adjustments to its C-suite over the previous couple of years, because the company went by means of an enormous companywide reorganization. The formation of Dentsu Artistic was orchestrated by two leaders who’re not with the company: CEO Wendy Clark and international chief inventive officer Fred Levron.

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