Digital Domain, RPA create Zoom backgrounds for Pride

June is typically when North America gets dressed up in a cascade of rainbow and glitter for Pride. Unfortunately, the 51st celebration of the Stonewall Riots has to be altered due to social distancing and flattening the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. As has been reported, many celebratory events for the LGBTQ+ community are … Continue reading “Digital Domain, RPA create Zoom backgrounds for Pride”

RPA captures LGBTQ+ Teen struggles

Tomorrow, October 11, is National Coming Out Day and LA’s LGBT Center in partnership with creative agency RPA, has created a powerful and lovely video(s) highlighting how important family acceptance is toe the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth. Directed by Station Film’s Lena Beug, the videos are divided into two parts, both using … Continue reading “RPA captures LGBTQ+ Teen struggles”

Hula girl Hanna is back on the dashboard for Arco

With gas prices being so high, Arco shifted their strategy and just launched new lighthearted creative to drive home the message that the brand is a high-value brand with Arco’s “Quality TOP TIER gas for less” tagline.  The new campaign features the all-new adventures of Arco’s dashboard hula girl, Hanna. Who knew her name was … Continue reading “Hula girl Hanna is back on the dashboard for Arco”

Compadre hires four producers, promotes one

Creative marketing agency Compadre is on a hiring spree to keep pace with business being generated. The company welcomes two seasoned senior producers – Wynt Curliano and Federico Jimenez, as well as rising producer stars Tatiana Hithe and Tucker Rhodes. Last but not least, Compadre is excited to be upping Kevin Volz to the role … Continue reading “Compadre hires four producers, promotes one”

Performance Art expands North American leadership team

Performance Art, Interpublic Group’s (IPG) data-driven creative agency, announces the appointment of Paul Fung as Creative Director in New York, with Benson Ngo promoted to same title, and Jess Willis joining as Group Creative Director in Toronto. “I’ve been hoping for a chance to work with Paul since 2014, when I first noticed his unparalleled … Continue reading “Performance Art expands North American leadership team”

Cortez Brothers broaden roster with Mickey Finnegan, Devon Ferguson

The Cortez Brothers, Inc. has announced the addition of two new talents to its directorial roster. Joining are directors Mickey Finnegan and Devon Ferguson. Their signings were announced by Cortez Managing Director Ed Rivero.  Finnegan was most recently with the L.A.-based BestFriend, while Ferguson’s signing is his first with a US commercial production company. He’s … Continue reading “Cortez Brothers broaden roster with Mickey Finnegan, Devon Ferguson”

Phyllis Smith returns in spooktacular Halloween Campaign for JOANN

JOANN, the nation’s category leader in sewing and fabrics and one of the fastest-growing players in the arts and crafts industry, is bringing back comedy star Phyllis Smith (The Office) in a hilarious Halloween campaign that is “sew” spooky, it might just inspire everyone to make their own DIY costumes this year. The centerpiece of … Continue reading “Phyllis Smith returns in spooktacular Halloween Campaign for JOANN”

Cortez Brothers: Director Doug Cox joins roster

The Cortez Brothers, Inc., the multicultural, woman-owned production company based here, has announced the addition of unique talent to its roster that expands the company’s capabilities and creative resources.  Joining is Director Doug Cox, who comes on board for representation in the US outside of the San Francisco market, where he continues to direct and … Continue reading “Cortez Brothers: Director Doug Cox joins roster”

Pride: Personal gender backgrounds for ZOOM

VMLY&R prides itself on being an agency to be one that fosters an environment that enables employees to bring their whole selves to work. The proof as they say is in the creative, and it is certainly here in a new campaign called the Proud Pronoun Project. The agency describes the project as a website … Continue reading “Pride: Personal gender backgrounds for ZOOM”

Editor Christopher Huth named partner at Union

Christopher Huth, who recently cut projects for Walmart (via Dept W, Lloyd Lee Choi, director), Indeed (in-house, directors Rayka Zehtabchi and Sadé Clacken Joseph), and Citi (Publicis NY, Cole Webley, director) – has been promoted to Editor/Partner at bicoastal Union Editorial. Since joining the company, Huth has edited numerous high-profile spot projects, including “Love Calls … Continue reading “Editor Christopher Huth named partner at Union”

Johannes Leonardo’s first Oscar Mayer work

This is meaty. Oscar Mayer has unveiled an ambitious brand refresh this week, including the brand’s first creative from new AOR Johannes Leonardo. As a cultural icon for over 138 years, Oscar Mayer has always sparked smiles around people’s united love of meat. For the first time in its history, Oscar Mayer is unveiling a cohesive new look and … Continue reading “Johannes Leonardo’s first Oscar Mayer work”

REEL WOMEN: Grammy winner Paulina Aguirre

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2021 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Multiple Grammy-winning and nominated artist Paulina Aguirre … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Grammy winner Paulina Aguirre”

Lisa Tanner joins David&Goliath as new Managing Director for Kia

David Angelo, Founder & Chairman of integrated creative agency David&Goliath  announces appointment of Lisa Tanner as Managing Director. Reporting to D&G’s President, Yumi Prentice, Tanner’s primary responsibilities on the management team will be to lead the overall Kia business and integrated efforts with all partner agencies.  “Lisa’s impressive experience and expertise in the industry, whether managing … Continue reading “Lisa Tanner joins David&Goliath as new Managing Director for Kia”

Thousands march for All Black Lives Matters in LA

It was a peaceful sea of love and pride as forty thousand Angelenos turned out Sunday morning for an anti-racism, pro- gay and – transgender people of color solidarity march from Hollywood to West Hollywood. The demonstration was organized by All Black Lives Matter, and as of 12:30 p.m. the crowd had swelled on Hollywood … Continue reading “Thousands march for All Black Lives Matters in LA”

ADC announces winners in illustration, fashion

Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on this first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world’s longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising. The ADC 99th Annual Awards is part of The One Club for Creativity, the world’s … Continue reading “ADC announces winners in illustration, fashion”

Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’

As the world turns to steaming videos for escapism, a film to keep on the radar is Human Capital, based on the book by the same name by author Stephen Amidon.  Written by Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer), the film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival … Continue reading “Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’”

Battery brings in creatives from 72andSunny, Sid Lee

Nearing one year since its acquisition by global communications company Havas, Battery Annex, a marketing, advertising and design agency founded to create advertising that’s as sought after as entertainment, today announced four senior hires as part of its recent growth. Three creative directors—Michelle Nam and Drea Schneider, both from 72andSunny, and Joe Sgro, formerly of RPA and DDB Chicago—join … Continue reading “Battery brings in creatives from 72andSunny, Sid Lee”

M&C Saatchi LA showcase Vizio’s integration w/Apple

Vizio is among the first companies to offer both Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit capabilities on its SmartCast TVs. The integration enables the brand’s customers to stream, control, and share their favorite content directly from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their SmartCast TV, while the HomeKit integration allows for seamless smart home control. This … Continue reading “M&C Saatchi LA showcase Vizio’s integration w/Apple”

Illinois manufacturer produces ‘Aliveness’ docuseries

Tuthill Corp’s ‘The Search for Aliveness’ is a guided exploration of “what people do to feel alive.” After four generations of producing pumps, vacuums, and other machines in the Chicagoland area, Tuthill Corporation has embarked on a filmmaking journey. The Tuthill Corporation — a manufacturing company located in Burr Ridge, Illinois — is producing a … Continue reading “Illinois manufacturer produces ‘Aliveness’ docuseries”