Advertising agency Camp + King has promoted Rikesh Lal and Jesse Dillow to executive creative directors, CCO Roger Camp announced today.
As co-creative directors, Rikesh and Jesse have been responsible for all of the agency’s creative output over the years. Rikesh, an art director, and Jesse, a writer, first worked with agency principals Roger Camp and Jamie King at Publicis & Hal Riney almost 15 years ago.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with Rikesh and Jesse for more than a decade, and I’ve watched firsthand as they not only became better, more confident creatives but also grew into amazing mentors and managers, as well,” said Roger. “And I’m proud as hell that they’re finally getting a title that better reflects the work they’ve done at this agency for years.”
Rikesh was one of Camp + King’s first creative hires almost nine years ago, and Jesse was hired to partner with Rikesh six years ago after a wildly successful run at Leo Burnett where his work for Esurance won multiple awards and became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter by hijacking the Super Bowl and creating the most talked about brand during the big game that year.
Rikesh and Jesse have led new business wins for Camp + King and subsequent creative output for brands such as RE/MAX, PrAna, UGG, Papa John’s, YouTube, Bacardi, and many others.
Their contributions have garnered the agency five Ad Age Small Agency awards, including Gold distinction among West Coast agencies and a Silver overall for 2020. Their work has also received recognition from Cannes, One Show, Clio and coverage from Fast Company, Forbes, USA Today, ESPN and Esquire.
And beyond the creative accolades and business growth, they have helped create the Camp + King culture. From helping to design the physical space within the agency to mentoring creatives, they’ve made the agency a place where people look forward to spending time and was named one of the top 50 ‘Best Places to Work’ by Outside magazine.
Reel 360 wishes Rikesh and Jesse all the best in their new venture.
SOURCE: Camp + King