|Emily Bunce (left), Alison DeBenedictis|
G&S Business Communications has promoted Emily Bunce to vice president, insights and Alison DeBenedictis to vice president, creative. Bunce launched the agency's first research & insights team in 2013, and has spent the last seven years building the agency's research and analytics capabilities into a multifaceted practice. Before coming to G&S, she was a marketing trends analyst for Macy’s. DeBenedictis oversees the agency's creative team, providing creative direction to a diverse group of art directors, graphic designers, production artists, videographers, and motion designers. She previously led teams at Amazon, Condé Nast, and Hearst. “Through the challenges of the past year, they have demonstrated the agility needed to push boundaries for ourselves and our clients," said G&S president and CEO Luke Lambert.
Retina, a global communications and technology services company, has named Lynn Kozak as a managing partner and director of its Canadian office. Kozak was previously vice president of marketing at internet healthcare company CareGuide and vice president, audience development at ZoomerMedia Limited. Based in Toronto, she will be responsible for managing strategic client relationships and collaborating with agency experts to deliver Retina’s demand and brand marketing, digital experience, digital transformation, and data science services. “Lynn’s skills, versatility, and marvelous energy are a key addition to our team,” said Retina managing partner and co-founder Silvian Centiu.
Hopelab, a nonprofit social innovation lab based in San Francisco, has appointed Stacey Manley as vice president of marketing and communications. Stacey was previously vp of marketing & communications at the East Bay Community Foundation and has also served as director, strategic marketing communications at Coaching Corps. In his new post, Manley will leverage his experience in social impact and strategic communications to help tell the Hopelab story: that social innovation around behavior-change tech can help teens and young adults live happier, healthier lives. “With his wide-ranging and diverse experience, combined with his passion for and commitment to the health and well-being of young people, Stacey will be an incredible addition to our organization,” said Margaret Laws, Hopelab president and CEO Margaret Laws.