By the minneapolis egotist / /
Tribe Global, network of successful, independent, owner-run communications agencies and business partners, has named Todd Bolin, CEO of Minneapolis-based Bolin Marketing as its chair. Bolin succeeds Manchester U.K.-based BJL CEO Nicky Unsworth, who became Tribe Global chair in 2017. Unsworth is stepping down following an ownership change at her agency.
Founded in 2012, Tribe Global is comprised of 34 member agencies and business partners located in 48 cities across Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Each of the members, work together to share expertise and capabilities while maintaining their strategic and creative independence.
“I am delighted to be stepping into the role of chair at Tribe Global, which is continuing to expand as a network for independent agencies to work internationally and collaboratively with other like-minded businesses, bringing valuable new skills and capabilities to their clients,” said Bolin. “I thank Nicky for her work as chair, and look forward to working with our strong and diverse board as we continue to grow worldwide.”
Tribe Global has ambitious expansion plans for 2019 including the launch of the TribeOpen event, a global conference to be held in Tel-Aviv for independent agencies and brands.
“Growing the network with talented agencies from around the world not only fills in our global footprint but adds new capabilities and perspectives for our members and their clients,” said Tribe Global Managing Director Ian Wright. “TribeOpen will be an invitation-only, global conference for independent agencies and brand marketers to come together, learn and share in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.”
In addition to Bolin and Wright, the Tribe Global board is comprised of James Rice of The Fiction Tribe (U.S), Claus Schuster of Defacto X (Germany), Daniel Eischen of Concept Factory (Luxembourg), Javier Francolino of La Fusión (Argentina), David Balfour of Lightblue (Dubai) and Marco Van Rookhuijzen of Steam (Netherlands).