- Monday, Jun. 6, 2011
Arnold Worldwide has hired Kryssy Bloch as VP, director of digital talent management. She reports to Matt Howell, managing partner/global chief digital officer, and will work with him to further enhance digital talent development across Arnold's offices and client accounts. In addition to spearheading recruitment efforts, she will partner with internal teams to develop and institute programs to promote industry-leading knowledge and thought leadership throughout the agency's network. She is based in Arnold's New York office.
Bloch come over to Arnold from Ogilvy & Mather where she was associate director, interactive and technology recruiting. She cut her teeth in digital at R/GA where she spent six years, her last role there being as program manager of technology. At R/GA she oversaw resourcing, recruitment and retention issues for the agency's large technology department, and managed the internship program, which welcomed 15 to 20 international students each year.
Bloch is the latest addition to Arnold which has been on a digital hiring spree over the last 18 months. In addition to the appointment of Howell in his current post, the agency brought on nine specialists from Modernista!'s digital department. Most recently, Arnold hired two Digitas veterans, Elliott Seaborn as exec VP, executive director at Arnold Boston, and Kim Bartkowski, digital creative director at ArnoldNYC. Arnold has additionally hired 60 digital specialists in the U.S. (bringing the total to 150 globally) across social media, mobile, user experience, digital production and interaction design from various agencies.