WPP to combine Grey and AKQA. End of the Grey name

1+ There are certain agency names that one took for granted if you grew up in the New York advertising market. J. Walter. BBDO. Ammirati and Puris. Then Ammirati Puris Lintas. Ogilvy. FCB. Y&R. And yes, Grey, which now exists no more. British holding company WPP announced today it would combine the agency which opened its … Continue reading “WPP to combine Grey and AKQA. End of the Grey name”

LVLY welcomes editor Emily Spiegelman-Noel

2+ LVLY, the content and creative studio, today announced that Emily Spiegelman-Noel is joining the roster of its creative editorial division. Emily’s most recent work includes Banana Republic’s return to television advertising after a 15 year absence, with their “Love the Present” Holiday ’20 Campaign, as well as Tom Petty’s “Leave Virginia Alone” music video, … Continue reading “LVLY welcomes editor Emily Spiegelman-Noel”

Chick-fil-A’s new holiday film sparks hope and love

2+ Chick-fil-A launches the return of its annual holiday campaign today with a new animated short film to celebrate and encourage viewers with an uplifting message of hope.  In the film created by McCann, the main character of Chick-fil-A’s 2019 animated holiday film, Sam, returns to help restore the missing spark in her town. With … Continue reading “Chick-fil-A’s new holiday film sparks hope and love”

DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions

1+ DDB Worldwide today announced two recent promotions, continuing the momentum of leadership changes. Alex Hesz has been promoted to global chief strategy officer and Roisin “Ro” Rooney has been promoted to newly-created role of global chief people officer. Both join from within the network into newly created roles. Alex most recently led strategy for … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions”

One Club names first class for ONE School Program

1+ The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the first-ever group of 15 talented students accepted into the East Coast fall session for ONE School, a free portfolio program for young Black creatives. Students were selected based on their raw creativity, passion and commitment so as not to … Continue reading “One Club names first class for ONE School Program”

One Club enlists Ez Blaine as ONE School expands west

1+ Due to overwhelming response from creatives and corporate sponsors, The One Club for Creativity today announced West Coast expansion of ONE School, the free 16-week portfolio program for Black creatives started with Oriel Davis-Lyons.  The club has partnered with LA-based executive creative director Ez Blaine to run the program there. Since its launch on July 20th, ONE School has quickly … Continue reading “One Club enlists Ez Blaine as ONE School expands west”

One Club offers free Jobs Board during COVID-19 crisis

2+ In quick response to sudden volatility in the advertising and design industries brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, The One Club for Creativity has launched The One Club COVID-19 Jobs Board, a free resource for connecting people seeking work globally with agencies, design studios, production companies and brands looking to fill open positions.   The free service … Continue reading “One Club offers free Jobs Board during COVID-19 crisis”

AnalogFolk Appoints Guy Wieynk as Global CEO

1+ Independent global digital creative agency AnalogFolk has appointed Guy Wieynk as Global CEO. The appointment signals AnalogFolk’s commitment to increasing connectivity and collaboration between its offices to better serve its global clients, including Nike, Unilever, L’Oreal, Hyundai and Diageo.   With a proven track record in international growth, Wieynk who is partnering with co-founders … Continue reading “AnalogFolk Appoints Guy Wieynk as Global CEO”

Burger King, McCann take top honors at 2019 Clios

2+ Singing vaginas. Whopper detours. McCann, New York. Barbie. Answer is – what won last night at the 2019 Clio Awards? Burger King’s smart as hell “Whopper Detour,” from FCB New York won the Grand Clio in two categories, Digital/Mobile and Direct. Andy Cohen hosted the event at The Manhattan Center in New York City. … Continue reading “Burger King, McCann take top honors at 2019 Clios”

Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation

1+ The principals of international creative company Cutters Studios announced the immediate appointment of highly accomplished industry professionals Bobby Rowe and Sean C. Sullivan as new representatives on the U.S. East and West Coasts, respectively. CUTTERS STUDIOS MONTAGE | JANUARY 2019 ALSO READ: Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso Sean C. Sullivan Sullivan joins … Continue reading “Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation”

Ryan Lindholm named President of swirl mcgarrybowen

2+ Congrats are in order for Ryan Lindholm. mcgarrybowen announced today that Lindholm has been named President of swirl mcgarrybowen San Francisco. Lindholm is a veteran in the industry, having strategically positioned, built, and launched innovation for global brands and agencies for the last 20 years. The central theme of Lindholm’s unique career path was … Continue reading “Ryan Lindholm named President of swirl mcgarrybowen”

R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.

4+ R/GA has announced several creative leadership moves across its US offices. Kim Laama has joined as group executive creative director in the New York office, and Will Esparza has been promoted to SVP, executive creative director West Coast, campaigns. In their new roles, Kim will help lead, grow, and elevate the product and service … Continue reading “R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.”

New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful

8+ Doner LA beefs up McDonald’s team Doner LA announced four senior hires following the recent consolidation of McDonald’s retail and local marketing, where Doner was assigned nearly 1,000 local partners to help bring big-agency strategic and creative firepower down to the co-op and franchisee level. Andrew Lamar joins Doner as a Multicultural Strategist, working … Continue reading “New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful”