MSL Hires Four Senior Leaders to Strengthen its Consumer Practice
Rema Vasan, Danielle Dunne, Sacheen Cicero and Iya Bleyman Join Team in New York
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2016 :As its award-winning consumer business in New York continues to grow, MSLGROUP has hired four senior executives to lead and support several of the agency’s largest clients.
Rema Vasan, Danielle Dunne, and Sacheen Cicero join MSLGROUP as senior vice presidents. Iya Bleyman joins as a vice president.
MSLGROUP’s client work in consumer marketing won some of the top awards in the world last year, including the Cannes Lion PR Grand Prix. It was also named by the Stevie Awards as U.S. and Global Marketing Agency of the Year.
"Our New York office continues to invest in world-class talent," said Andrew Silver, managing director of MSLGROUP New York. "We have no doubt that 2016 is going to be another exciting year for us, and Rema, Danielle, Sacheen and Iya will help us keep innovating and delivering award winning work on behalf of our clients.”
Rema Vasan, a global marketing professional and digital expert with more than 18 years of brand-building experience on both the client and the agency sides of the business, will serve as global client engagement director for one of the agency’s largest clients. She brings tremendous consumer and consumer health experience from global and regional leadership roles with Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, GSK Consumer Healthcare and Unilever.
Vasan comes to MSLGROUP from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, where she reshaped and led the company’s global digital strategy and delivered significant business value for brands like Centrum, Advil, Chapstick and Nexium in more than 35 markets around the world.
Vasan also was a senior vice president and global group account director at Publicis in New York, where she drove Effie Award-winning campaigns.
“Rema’s proven track record of seamlessly integrating and building high-impact, consumer-centric campaigns will help us deliver the kinds of bleeding-edge campaigns clients want today,” said Ron Guirguis, U.S. CEO, MSLGROUP.
Vasan said, “I look forward to collaborating with our clients and colleagues across the MSLGROUP and Publicis Groupe networks to make our clients’ voice really matter to their consumers, to their business and to make a difference in the world.”
Dunne joins MSLGROUP from InVentiv Health PR, where she most recently served as managing director of its consumer health and wellness division, Allidura Consumer. She served as a senior strategic counselor to clients across the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical categories, connecting brands with today’s hyper-connected consumer. Previously, Dunne was director of Global Special Events at Estee Lauder.
Dunne said, “I look forward to working across the organization to deliver creative and integrated programs that drive business results for our clients.”
Sacheen Cicero brings her experience as a creative strategist to MSLGROUP to help with ideation and plan development across the consumer practice. She joins the team after spending several years as an independent consultant. Previously, she was a senior vice president at Cohn & Wolfe, where she led several initiatives on the Payless team and was the agency’s creative culturist. She also spent several years at GCI Group as a creative specialist, working on the Banana Boat, Slim Fast and Lipton brands. “I’m looking forward to pushing creative boundaries in new and emerging areas. It’s a great time to join such a global and integrated agency,” said Cicero.
Bleyman brings a blend of consumer food and lifestyle experience from Allidura Consumer, where she helped some of the world’s largest food companies communicate their role in consumer wellness. She previously worked on the Advil and Weight Watchers accounts for Ketchum, and spent two years at The Swatch Group as a PR manager for Tissot Swiss Watches.
“This is an exciting time for wellness brands as consumers look beyond sick care to manage their health through food, fitness and lifestyle changes,” Bleyman said. ”I look forward to differentiating our clients and helping them break through in this ever-changing space.”
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