Verizon reassures public with COVID-19 messaging

Verizon is taking steps to assure the public that, no matter what comes with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Verizon network will still be working, so people can continue to communicate with loved ones. “Millions of us will be changing the way we live and work for some time. That’s why we’re relentlessly committed to making … Continue reading “Verizon reassures public with COVID-19 messaging”

Verizon creates 5G dome experience at Super Bowl

Ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl , Verizon and Momentum have teamed with Tool and  eightvfx on a spectacular 5G dome experience at the Big Game Live activation space in Miami. The experience is complete with an immersive AR experience, volumetric football players and 5G features of the future, showing how Verizon’s 5G NFL stadiums are revolutionizing … Continue reading “Verizon creates 5G dome experience at Super Bowl”

Compadre welcomes Patrick Jones as ECD

Creative marketing agency Compadre welcomes Patrick Jones as Executive Creative Director, Creative. Jones is an innovative brand storyteller who brings deep experience helming traditional, experiential, and transmedia campaigns for everything from Fortune 500 brand giants to blockbuster IP.  Jones will work closely with Curtis Doss, Executive Creative Director, Design, overseeing projects and campaigns for Compadre’s … Continue reading “Compadre welcomes Patrick Jones as ECD”

The Cabinet celebrates 6th anniversary with Stellar Fest Run for ‘GARY’ 

As it celebrates six years in business, SF-based production and post shop The Cabinet has good reason to pop the cork: its latest short film, GARY, is enjoying a rewarding festival run, collecting top honors at 8 fests and counting (it next competes at the LA Comedy Festival, which runs from July 28th-August 7th). The … Continue reading “The Cabinet celebrates 6th anniversary with Stellar Fest Run for ‘GARY’ “

Director Johan T. Anderson signs with More Media

Director Johan T. Anderson has signed with production boutique More Media. While this his first official signing to a production company, Anderson is already well-known throughout the New York City advertising world for his creative work as a former agency art director and in-house director.  Born in Fargo, North Dakota, filmmaking has always been the goal for Anderson, … Continue reading “Director Johan T. Anderson signs with More Media”

Writer-Director Michael Illick arrives at Interrogate

Los Angeles and New York-based production company Interrogate adds Portland-based director Michael Illick to its roster. A longtime copywriter with a penchant for comedy and quick wit combined with a keen visual sensibility, Illick brings a truly original voice to Interrogate. Michael Illick has worked at major agencies across the country, counting stints at BBDO, Wieden+Kennedy, Saatchi & Saatchi, 215 … Continue reading “Writer-Director Michael Illick arrives at Interrogate”

Droga5, BBDO, Burnett, Mill among AICP winners

Winners for the 2022 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards premiered earlier in the week at AICP Week’s Base Camp venue at the Angelika Theatre. The top prizes in each competition – the AICP Show’s Advertising Excellence and Advertising Excellence/Campaign winners, the Next … Continue reading “Droga5, BBDO, Burnett, Mill among AICP winners”

Team One appoints Mark Koelfgen as ECD

Team One, Publicis Groupe’s fully integrated media, digital and communications agency for premium brands, announced today the hire of Mark Koelfgen as its newest executive creative director. Joining from David&Goliath, Koelfgen’s celebrated creative career and expertise will help propel Team One’s creative vision forward, taking premium brands into the future at the intersection of technology … Continue reading “Team One appoints Mark Koelfgen as ECD”

MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards

Last night, the shots Awards held The Americas Ceremony in Hollywood. Production company, MJZ, along with work anti-gun violence creative from Leo Burnett, BBDO and States United to Prevent Gun Violence came away the big winners. With the pandemic causing the previous last two awards shows to go digital-only, this celebration of creative campaigns from North and … Continue reading “MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards”

Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists

The AICP Awards today released the Shortlists for the 2022 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The Shortlists are the results of a bifurcated judging system that began earlier this year with a series of panels with … Continue reading “Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists”

Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) held the 20th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.  This marks the Society’s 20th VES Awards program, and is being celebrated during the organization’s milestone 25th Anniversary. Industry guests gathered at the Beverly … Continue reading “Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards”

Hue+Cry has Side Hustle on the East Coast

Design-centered animation and content creation studio Hue+Cry, has announced its new partnership with creative management company Hustle for East Coast representation.  Hue+Cry, led by executive producer Scott Friske and creative director Matt Darnall, will work closely with Andrew Michaeloff, partner at Side Hustle, which is part of the Hustle bicoastal network led and founded by … Continue reading “Hue+Cry has Side Hustle on the East Coast”

Lauren DeFelice joins Assembly as Senior Producer

New York-based Post Production studio Assembly has announced the addition of industry veteran Lauren DeFelice to its production team as Senior VFX Producer. Lauren joins the Assembly team with over a decade of experience producing award-winning work for the Film, TV and Advertising industries. Her film career has spanned work for Blue Sky Studios, Sony … Continue reading “Lauren DeFelice joins Assembly as Senior Producer”

Framestore bolsters creative leadership with Victoria Osborn, Brian Drucker

Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore announced today that it has expanded its creative leadership team in New York with the appointments of Victoria Osborn as Creative Director, VFX Supervisor and Brian Drucker as Creative Director, Design. With over 20 years of industry experience, Osborn will report to New York Managing Director Charles Howell and work closely … Continue reading “Framestore bolsters creative leadership with Victoria Osborn, Brian Drucker”

Raucous Content signs director Russell Brownley

Director Russell Brownley has joined LA-based Raucous Content for U.S. representation. Brownley’s cinematic work is bathed in an atmospheric sensitivity — as if emotion and sensation had its own genre of ASMR. Based out of Southern California, Brownley began his career shooting surf films and documentaries. So, it’s no surprise that Brownley gravitates his narratives to … Continue reading “Raucous Content signs director Russell Brownley”

Founder of mcgarrybowen, John McGarry, loses battle with Parkinson’s

In 2002, one of the original “Mad Man,” John McGarry left his CEO position at Y&R along with Gorden Bowen and Stewart Owen to launch revered creative shop, mcgarrybowen. At one point the shop became the largest indie agency in New York and the 10th largest indie agency in the U. S. Unfortunately, the trailblazer … Continue reading “Founder of mcgarrybowen, John McGarry, loses battle with Parkinson’s”

FCB New York elevates Nigel Jones and Vita Harris

FCB has announced the elevation of its top two global strategic leaders: Nigel Jones and Vita Harris. Nigel moves up from day-to-day operations to take on the chairperson role for FCB, where he will partner with FCB’s global leadership team on special projects. For Vita, the network is elevating the role and responsibilities of global … Continue reading “FCB New York elevates Nigel Jones and Vita Harris”

Mat Bisher joins DDB New York as Chief Creative Officer

DDB has announced the appointment of Mat Bisher to Chief Creative Officer, DDB NY to lead creative teams at the network’s flagship office. Bisher will work under the creative leadership of DDB Global Chief Creative Officer, Ari Weiss. Weiss said: “Mat is the type of creative leader who can see the entire board. His influence stretches well beyond the creative department as he inspires teams … Continue reading “Mat Bisher joins DDB New York as Chief Creative Officer”

Glen Landrum joins Harbor as Senior Audio Engineer

With an impressive audio career spanning more than 25 years, Glen Landrum joins Harbor’s growing commercial sound talent roster with immediate effect.  A renowned award-winning sound mixer for TV and radio commercials, he has worked on both long and short-form content for Sound Lounge, Lime NYC, Lower East Side, Servisound, and Henniger Digital Audio. Landrum … Continue reading “Glen Landrum joins Harbor as Senior Audio Engineer”

Where the Buffalo Roam imparts chill vibe for communication hub, Front

Some days, managing your inbox can feel like climbing up an endless mountain. Customer communication software provider, Front, knew it had the solution to this and other all-too-common workflow problems, but how to quickly and succinctly convey something so intangible? Enter full-service production company Where the Buffalo Roam (WTBR) with the creative solution — The … Continue reading “Where the Buffalo Roam imparts chill vibe for communication hub, Front”