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Zambezi Hires New ECD & Chief Strategy Officer

staging.lbbonline.com, 2 years, 4 months ago

Josh DiMarcantonio will hold ECD role while Kristina Jenkins joins as CSO

Zambezi Hires New ECD & Chief Strategy Officer

Full-service creative agency Zambezi has welcomed Executive Creative Director Josh DiMarcantonio & Chief Strategy Officer Kristina Jenkins to the team.

Josh DiMarcantonio joins as Executive Creative Director. Formerly at Deutsch, CAA, W+K and 180LA. Josh has created branded entertainment, intellectual property and marketing platforms for global clients such as Adidas, Nike, Brand Jordan, ESPN, Taco Bell, Planters as well as non-profit organizations like the HIV/AIDS relief foundation, Keep A Child Alive. Highly awarded including: Cannes Lions (seven Lions for Taco Bell alone in 2014), One Show Pencils, Addys, D&AD, CA, Clio’s, etc., and featured in publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and NYT.

Kristina Jenkins ("KJ") takes on the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer. KJ spent eight years at mcgarybowen, most recently serving as Culture Intelligence Officer.  Cultural Planning is a strategic capability dedicated to helping clients across the global agency network dig into unexpected places in culture while bringing forth provocative thinking. 

During her time with mcgarrybowen, KJ​ led the development of cultural truths, consumer insights and communication strategies for Verizon Innovations, Disney, 7UP, Canada Dry, Sunkist, Kraft, Mondeléz and Reebok. She was instrumental in the Honda Europe CR-V, United, Sears and Reebok new business wins.  She headed up all trend intelligence for the agency, including Millennial themed-content. She also designed proprietary strategic tools to help clients solve their biggest problems.