McCann hires Pete Johnson as EVP, ECD

McCann today announced that Pete Johnson, an award-winning creative director, will join its New York office as EVP, Global Executive Creative Director. He will work hand-in-hand with Shayne Millington and Pierre Lipton, co-Chief Creative Officers, McCann New York. Johnson joins McCann after spending 5+ year as an ECD at Deutsch, New York and more than … Continue reading “McCann hires Pete Johnson as EVP, ECD”

Partners + Napier builds on creative and media horsepower with new hires

Our friends at Partners + Napier are ending 2021 with another hiring spree, adding three of the industry’s top names in creative and media to its talent roster. The move underscores the agency’s creative momentum under Chief Creative Officer Rob Kottkamp, who joined the agency from MullenLowe in late 2019, along with explosive growth in … Continue reading “Partners + Napier builds on creative and media horsepower with new hires”

Partners + Napier goes on a hiring blitz across agency roles

Even as the impact of the pandemic continues to be felt, integrated creative company Partners + Napier has been successfully recruiting impressive talent from all over the U.S. to drive the national agency’s continued growth and momentum. “Since 2020, the agency has added new and incremental business from the likes of Smashburger, MDLIVE, Real Good … Continue reading “Partners + Napier goes on a hiring blitz across agency roles”

Avocados and Coconuts add Michael Grant as CD

Creative production agency Avocados and Coconuts has welcomed Michael Grant as Creative Director. Grant is best known for his wide-ranging work as a creative director and copywriter on TV, print, social, digital, and experiential projects for such brands as Pepsi, The North Face, Sun Valley, Trulia, Amazon, Muscle Milk, Google, and Square, among others. At … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts add Michael Grant as CD”

The City of Angels gets a new hell-ish production company

Film production company A Fresh Face in Hell announced today its launch in Seattle and LA with production stalwart Jason Botkin in the captain’s chair. Backed by a roster of established world-class talent and suitably named for its “never say die” approach to production, A Fresh Face in Hell will provide full-service production solutions for … Continue reading “The City of Angels gets a new hell-ish production company”

REEL WOMEN: Elephant Group VP Erica Riccobono

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.” Erica Riccobono joined Elephant in 2016 … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Elephant Group VP Erica Riccobono”

Kitchenaid’s ‘A Woman’s Place’ streaming on Hulu

According to KitchenAid, women-identifying chefs have long struggled to rise to the top. Faced with bias, sexism and harassment, women find themselves adapting to a work environment that inherently makes assumptions on their abilities and worth. Common biases in the culinary industry include beliefs such as, “a chef isn’t a worthy career for a woman,” … Continue reading “Kitchenaid’s ‘A Woman’s Place’ streaming on Hulu”

Framestore grows team w/vet EPs and producers

Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore announced today that it has bolstered its Los Angeles team by appointing Michael Scarcella as Head of Operations, Dan Roberts and Pete King as Executive Producers, and Carla Attanasio as Senior VFX Producer. Reporting directly to Los Angeles Managing Director, Duncan Burbidge, Scarcella will be responsible for overseeing teams across client … Continue reading “Framestore grows team w/vet EPs and producers”

2020 AICP Next Awards Winners announced

The 2020 AICP Next Awards debuted tonight during a special virtual premiere held online in the wake of social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the first of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which will also include premieres of the AICP Post Awards on June 17th and the … Continue reading “2020 AICP Next Awards Winners announced”

BK’s Moldy Whopper leads One Show finalists

Moldy Whopper, created by INGO Stockholm with DAVID Miami and Publicis Bucharest, tops the world with 23 finalist entries for The One Show 2020, the year’s largest global awards show in advertising and design recognizing excellence in creativity of ideas and quality of execution. All finalists will win either a One Show Pencil or Merit.  Winners will be announced in a special streaming event … Continue reading “BK’s Moldy Whopper leads One Show finalists”

Publicis goes through round of layoffs and furloughs

During April, over 36,400* advertising professionals were laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Now Publicis Groupe agencies, which includes Digitas and Publicis Sapient, have joined those other shops by reducing staff numbers and cost cutting. Last week, Publicis Groupe agency BBH reduced its staff by 20%. Digitas confirmed to AgencySpy that the … Continue reading “Publicis goes through round of layoffs and furloughs”

One Club offers free Jobs Board during COVID-19 crisis

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 is … Continue reading “One Club offers free Jobs Board during COVID-19 crisis”

She Runs It sprints to the West Coast

501c3 not-for-profit, She Runs It, announced that it has established a West Coast chapter to serve the marketing, media and tech industries. Formerly Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), She Runs It changed its name in 2016 and expanded to Chicago, where it currently has 2,000 members. The organization’s West Coast presence, which exists to … Continue reading “She Runs It sprints to the West Coast”

Tremblay tapped to run One Publicis Team Samsung

Publicis Groupe has named Louis-Phillipe ‘LP’ Tremblay Chief Creative Officer of One Publicis Team Samsung, effective today.  In this newly created role, Louis-Phillipe will lead creative vision and partner closely with key One Publicis Team Samsung leadership to drive creative excellence and performance of the Samsung mobile business globally. Louis-Phillipe’s leadership, One Publicis Team Samsung … Continue reading “Tremblay tapped to run One Publicis Team Samsung”

Spot Welders’ Bull edits ambitious Pandora campaign

Listen to this – popular music streaming app, Pandora, today announced that its redesigned mobile experience is now available for all listeners after initially rolling out to select users in October. The new features are designed to enhance discovery and give listeners exposure to Pandora’s vast library of on-demand music and podcasts, personalized content recommendations, … Continue reading “Spot Welders’ Bull edits ambitious Pandora campaign”

Loeffler leaves We Are Unlimited for Whirlpool

The fallout from McDonald’s switching its lead creative from We Are Unlimited to Wieden+Kennedy, New York continues. Managing Director, Chris Loeffler, is the bespoke agency to become EVP/global client lead for Whirlpool at Digitas. Whirlpool is one of Digitas’ top three U.S. clients. According to Campaign Live, the agency veteran, will join Whirlpool on on … Continue reading “Loeffler leaves We Are Unlimited for Whirlpool”

Interview: Taking off with Bottle Rocket Media

Chicago video content agency Bottle Rocket Media fuels traditional expertise with DIY spirit. Guided by a pair of visionaries who met while working at the Oprah Winfrey Show, the company has become one of the industry’s most unique production and post operations since launching in 2011. Over the past eight years, Bottle Rocket has completed … Continue reading “Interview: Taking off with Bottle Rocket Media”

Klues, Tobaccowala join audience-based Affinity Answers

Marketing data science company Affinity Answers has added to their roster of advisors Jack Klues and Rishad Tobaccowala, two of the most transformational players in advertising within the past few decades. The digital and media pioneers’ vast knowledge and expertise will be utilized as a foundational resource while Affinity Answers continues to evolve and lead … Continue reading “Klues, Tobaccowala join audience-based Affinity Answers”