Roan Bibby joins Panoptica as Executive Producer

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Roan Bibby joins Panoptica as Executive Producer”

Elephant appoints Paula Maki as VP, Creative

1+ Creative agency Elephant announced today the appointment of Paula Maki as Vice President, Creative. Reporting to ECD Chris May, Maki will be responsible for creative strategy, writing and campaign development for Elephant’s West Coast-based clients and new business prospects.  “We are overjoyed to have Paula join our team on the West Coast,” said May. … Continue reading “Elephant appoints Paula Maki as VP, Creative”

Hill Holiday brings Icaro Doria as CCO

3+ Award-winning Hill Holliday is betting big on 2021 as they name award-winning creative, Icaro Doria as Chief Creative Officer. A 25-year veteran of the industry, Doria’s experience working with brand champions is diverse, ranging from Coca Cola and Diageo to Nike, Hilton Hotels, Carl’s Jr’s, Hardees, Old Spice, Heineken and many others. Doria has … Continue reading “Hill Holiday brings Icaro Doria as CCO”

Cartwright adds four creative leaders to team

1+ Fast-growing start-up agency Cartwright is adding to its  team with the hire of four proven creative leaders from a variety of agencies in new roles. Joining Cartwright as Creative Directors are Thiago Gripp and Suzanne Sherwood. In addition, the agency has hired Taylor Whitelow as copy writer and Chelsea Ceasor as design and art director. … Continue reading “Cartwright adds four creative leaders to team”

2020 in Review: Our favorite advertising campaigns

2+ It’s hard to remember back in February 2020, when the Kansas City Chiefs bested the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and Parasite was winning Best Picture, no one was talking about COVID, the election and Black Lives Matter. We had no idea we were only a few weeks and months away from … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Our favorite advertising campaigns”

Match Marketing launches Public Label, Match Retail

1+ North American consumer engagement agency Match Marketing Group announced today the launch of two new agencies – Public Label and Match Retail – in a reimagination of how the group will continue to offer high impact creative solutions for clients in today’s evolving marketplace. The announcement follows an extensive overhaul and modernization of the … Continue reading “Match Marketing launches Public Label, Match Retail”

Coca-Cola to conduct $4 billion global review

1+ This is surely a lump of coal in Coca-Cola’s media and creative agencies. The beverage giant announced today Wednesday that it has launched a global agency review of all partners. The review is said to include creative, production management, shopper and experiential marketing, services that require “significant investment from our brands,” a Coca-Cola spokesperson … Continue reading “Coca-Cola to conduct $4 billion global review”

Cabin Edit Expands with Three New Editors

1+ Creative post studio Cabin Editing Company announced the addition of three new editors to its roster: Robert Lopuski, Mischa Meyer, and Jojo King. The move will support Cabin’s recent growth as remote capabilities are allowing the company to service new clients across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Cabin has recently added new representation in … Continue reading “Cabin Edit Expands with Three New Editors”

AICP launches the Double The Line Initiative

2+ Through its Equity and Inclusion Committee,  AICP is launching the Double the Line (DTL) initiative, which gives production and post production companies, agencies, and clients the ability to create  opportunities for people of color in the advertising industry. DTL is the brainchild of Ali Brown of PRETTYBIRD, who’s a member of the E&I Committee, … Continue reading “AICP launches the Double The Line Initiative”

1stAveMachine animates boogieing for Grubhub

4+ Helmed by storytelling production company 1stAveMachine BA  directors Antonio Balseiro and Fede Heller, and full-service advertising agency 72andSunny for Grubhub, this animated campaign, titled “Delivery Dance” visualizes the brand’s users boogieing while eating the takeout food they love. Sushi, chicken sandwiches, and milkshakes — all thanks to the “Grubhub Perks” program. Set against colorful backdrops, compositions include diamond-patterned … Continue reading “1stAveMachine animates boogieing for Grubhub”

WPP to combine Grey and AKQA. End of the Grey name

1+ There are certain agency names that one took for granted if you grew up in the New York advertising market. J. Walter. BBDO. Ammirati and Puris. Then Ammirati Puris Lintas. Ogilvy. FCB. Y&R. And yes, Grey, which now exists no more. British holding company WPP announced today it would combine the agency which opened its … Continue reading “WPP to combine Grey and AKQA. End of the Grey name”

FCB/Six appointed CRM AOR by BMW

0 FCB announced today that its creative data marketing agency, FCB/SIX, has been appointed CRM Agency of Record by BMW in both the United States and Canada, two significant wins for the network. BMW’s U.S. business will be led out of FCB/SIX New York, while FCB/SIX Toronto will lead the Canadian business. As CRM Agency … Continue reading “FCB/Six appointed CRM AOR by BMW”

Jamie Foxx stars in new campaign for BetMGM

1+ Academy and GRAMMY Award winner, Jamie Foxx, who has been teasing audiences that he may reprise his role of Spider-man villain Electro in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-man 3, now stars in a new BetMGM campaign. The multitalented sensation, who has conquered the worlds of comedy, film, and music, is now also the … Continue reading “Jamie Foxx stars in new campaign for BetMGM”

Havas names Claire Telling as Chief People Officer

1+ With an ambition to build the best, most modern recruiting capability in the industry, Havas Creative North America has appointed Claire Telling, former CEO of global executive search firm Grace Blue North America, as Chief People Officer (CPO), a new position within the network. Telling brings 23 years of experience helping leaders of some … Continue reading “Havas names Claire Telling as Chief People Officer”

The Den Editorial is going back to Cali

2+ The headline admittedly almost works. But the Reel 360 team had to try. Los Angeles-based The Den Editorial has announced they are adding talented editor Katie Cali to their roster. She brings her extensive creative experience to the growing team at The Den. Cali is known for drawing out the raw emotion of any … Continue reading “The Den Editorial is going back to Cali”

Pets talk to pets in new Best Friends Animal Society spot

1+ Pets get a word into other pets in Best Friends Animal Society‘s new digital spot from creative agency partner TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. The Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters Called, “Pet-to-Pet,” the adorable video features a barking dog adopted from Best … Continue reading “Pets talk to pets in new Best Friends Animal Society spot”

Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show

1+ It’s back-to-back wins for the New York, London and Amsterdam based audio house Wave Studios, as the company won the Ryan Barkan Award for Best in Show at the 2020 AMP Awards with its work on Smirnoff’s “Infamous Since 1864” spot. The winner was revealed during a virtual presentation that took place earlier tonight … Continue reading “Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show”

Cartwright adds three industry vets to new agency

1+ Just weeks after officially launching, Cartwright has announced that it has hired three leading industry veterans to build out its senior level team. John Graham is joining the agency as head of strategy from 72andSunny, Andrew Loevenguth is joining as head of integrated production from Anomaly, and Marie Massat is joining as head of … Continue reading “Cartwright adds three industry vets to new agency”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

1+ Winners of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented awards tonight at a special virtual premiere held in lieu of the annual gala premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented online on June 16th, … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

1+ The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”