- Monday, Apr. 16, 2018
- NEW YORK
Global creative agency Kirshenbaum, Bond, Senecal & Partners (KBS) has appointed Laura Forman to serve as executive director of brand strategy. Forman joins Kirshenbaum from Ogilvy & Mather where she was group planning director. Reporting to Ted Florea, KBS’ global chief strategy officer, Forman will be based in the New York office and will have a primary focus on PODS and Amex.
Florea said, “Laura brings extensive experience delivering world-class strategic thinking from shops like Goodby and Ogilvy as well as her own consumer insights company. This background makes her perfect to be a leader in continuing to champion our commitment to helping companies discover and live their greater purpose in culture.”
Forman shared, “KBS’ mission to combine humanity, technology and purposeful creativity was a real selling point for me in joining the agency.”
Forman’s responsibilities include overseeing her department of 12 brand strategists on all accounts and partnering with her data & analytics and product strategy counterparts. Forman will also play a central role in redefining KBS’ own culture, serving as a mentor across departments.
Spanning her 20-year career, Forman has led assignments for clients in multiple industries from Target to American Airlines to Chevy, as well as conducted research in more than 20 countries for global clients such as Heineken, Sprite, and ABSOLUT.
Forman’s previous positions include founder of her own strategy boutique, forthought, as well as having served as VP/account planner for Deutsch LA, planning director at Fallon and account planner at Goodby.