REVERSE welcomes Free the Bid Director

Production company REVERSE has signed Cali Bondad for US commercial representation. As an Asian-American director, her unique lens is grounded in character-driven storytelling, influenced by her mixed ethnic background, her training as an editor, and her agency background. Bondad has already wrapped three campaigns under the REVERSE banner for Sparklight via Team One, Cox Business … Continue reading “REVERSE welcomes Free the Bid Director”

Cannes Lions: Agencies react to Scotus decision

Friday morning, SCOTUS issued its most consequential decision in decades by overturning the landmark decision Roe v. Wade. The devastating blow not only shook the United States, but is being felt across the world – most notably at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In May, court’s opinion, drafted by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Agencies react to Scotus decision”

REEL WOMEN: Senior Copywriter Caroline Johnson

Bay Area native Caroline Johnson is a senior copywriter who recently joined leading San Francisco agency Muh-tay-zik / Hof-fer. Though she graduated with a degree in visual arts, language has always been her passion. An avid reader from a young age, she grew up writing poems and short stories until she found a home for … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Senior Copywriter Caroline Johnson”

Adland-backed “Brave Camp” leaves lasting impact on BIPOC teens

Last month, a group of underserved, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) teens took a bus from Sacramento to Portola, CA to attend a new kind of camp – one designed to unlock bravery, inspire individuality, and build self-confidence – an experience that would give them a ‘road map’ to stepping into their greatest potential. … Continue reading “Adland-backed “Brave Camp” leaves lasting impact on BIPOC teens”

AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB

The 2021 AICP Next Awards debuted last night, recognizing creative excellence in new and emerging media. Appropriately, a cutting-edge campaign that put virtual fans in the seats for NBA games, creating a global sensation while driving sales for its sponsor, was proclaimed as the Most Next winner. Chosen from all the winners in the Next … Continue reading “AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB”

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”

FCB appoints Laura Wimer as ECD

FCB, New York has brought on award-winning creative, Laura Wimer, as Executive Creative Director. She joins the agency off a 5-year run at Mekanism San Francisco, most recently as ECD. Laura will serve as creative lead on Lincoln Financial Group and GSK’s smoker health business initially and will also play an active role in helping … Continue reading “FCB appoints Laura Wimer as ECD”

Two ‘bots go on an actual date for Jose Cuervo

I’ve recently been using dating apps, and let’s just get it out of the way now – I HATE them. They are like an unnecessary evil. My thumbs are pained from swiping right to only never match. I’m clearly a swipe left. And when I do match, the conversations are rarely intriguing and most of … Continue reading “Two ‘bots go on an actual date for Jose Cuervo”

Roan Bibby joins Panoptica as Executive Producer

Panoptica has hired Roan Bibby as executive producer. Refined after years in production, Roan’s experience runs the gamut from commercials, branded content, feature films, and series.  Bibby will oversee production, develop Panoptica’s roster of directors, seek out new creative talent, quarterback sales, and cultivate client relationships, working closely with founder/director Hughes William Thompson.  Hailing from … Continue reading “Roan Bibby joins Panoptica as Executive Producer”

More layoffs, furloughs and salary freezes hit agencies

As we enter the sixth week of lockdowns and working from home due to the global health crisis, agencies are finally beginning to feel the impact as more were laid off and/or furloughed last week. Independently-owned agency Mekanism, which has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle, has reportedly laid off approximately 5% … Continue reading “More layoffs, furloughs and salary freezes hit agencies”

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”

Iconic DP Kaminski turn to Timber for Coors VFX

The Timber team collaborated with legendary Director/DP Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, The Post, Schindler’s List) and Chicago-based creative agency Mekanism on the new Coors Banquet campaign. The series of black-and-white vignettes depict the reasons why Coors Banquet has been “Stolen, smuggled & sought after since 1873.” And it’s Reel 360’s Reel Ad of the … Continue reading “Iconic DP Kaminski turn to Timber for Coors VFX”

4A’s, David&Goliath launch creative movement

Movement aims to prove that at the heart of creativity lies a purpose that is undeniable and authentic. The 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communications agencies, is launching The Conscious Creative Movement, bringing together heart-driven creators who believe ideas and positive thinking can change the world. Bringing together liked-minded thinkers, Conscious Creative, was … Continue reading “4A’s, David&Goliath launch creative movement”

New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful

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 across … Continue reading “New faces at Doner LA and Wonderful”