People Moves: Carat, Theo and more

Plus, Enthusiast Gaming makes an acquisition and staffs up accordingly.

Former Red Magnet leader gets to work on Carat’s P&G business

Devyn Perry, who previously served as managing director of Red Magnet (Omnicom’s bespoke unit created to manage the Rogers account), is now with Carat. Perry’s former position with Omnicom was eliminated when Rogers’ account moved to WPP. Now, she’s VP and managing director at the Dentsu Aegis Network media shop. Notably, Perry is the first external hire for CEO Alex Panousis, who took the top spot at Carat earlier this year.

Besides her extensive work with Rogers, Perry’s previous account management includes major brands such as BMO and L’Oreal, which she managed during her time at Wavemaker. At Carat, she will work on the agency’s account with P&G alongside senior leaders Jeremy Graham and Sarah Armstrong.

More talent comes to Mindshare’s Theo

Theo, the WPP unit created within Mindshare to manage media for the Rogers account, has continued to add staff to its roster.

The division tapped Manal Salgaonkar as manager of media planning. No stranger to media agencies, Sagaonkar cut his teeth in the industry in India. He spent four years at Lodestar UM serving as a media supervisor. During that time, his accomplishments included spearheading Spotify’s India launch and winning a Gold and Silver at the Festival of Marketing Awards for his work with NGO Door Step School.

Robert Rames moves back into esports

Robert Rames is back “in the game” after departing from Integral Ad Sciences in June. Now, the longtime account exec and media veteran is rekindling his passion for esports, having joined Enthusiast Gaming to lead brand partnerships across its media, teams and events pillars.

Rames has worked in media for more than 15 years and also spent some time in the gaming space; in 2018, while working at Blue Ant Media, he shifted to focus on its gaming and entertainment brands. His experience there will come in handy; Enthusiast recently acquired Los Angeles-based Omnia Media from Blue Ant.