An unbreakable controller for frustrated gamers

In the world of video games, nothing is worse than internet lag. And when gamers lag, they tend to take their frustration out on the first thing that’s closest to them: their controller. Verizon Fios, named best internet for gaming by PCMag, wants to show gamers that the Fios network can be the solution to lag frustrations, … Continue reading “An unbreakable controller for frustrated gamers”

ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Director Shaun Collings for representation. Collings is a versatile director and creative director known for his design-driven storytelling. His body of work encompasses projects for Under Armour, Acura, General Mills, Oculus, Nike, TaylorMade, and ESPN, the latter of which included the award-winning deepfake-style spot for the network’s The Last … Continue reading “ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings”

David&Goliath bolsters creative and strategy

David Angelo, founder and chairman of integrated creative agency David&Goliath (D&G) today announced a series of promotions and new hires in a move that will bolster the agency’s creative and strategy departments and deliver breadth and depth to its newly launched Creative Impact Hub. Led by Chief Creative Officer Ben Purcell and Chief of Social Impact Blake … Continue reading “David&Goliath bolsters creative and strategy”

Vanessa Reyes joins DDB as Group Business Director

DDB New York has announced the agency’s latest senior account hire with Vanessa Reyes. Reyes joins DDB New York as a group business director. Reyes brings strong leadership, digital & mobile-first thinking, and deep brand strategy and brand building skills. She brings expertise to her role, where she will lead a broad group of client businesses, … Continue reading “Vanessa Reyes joins DDB as Group Business Director”

ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner

Our friends at ArtClass have signed Director/Writer Ryan Ebner to its roster for US commercial and branded content representation. Known for his dry, understated brand of humor, Ebner thrives as a performance-driven director with a razor-sharp eye for casting. The move follows the hiring of Sean Owolo as ArtClass’ Head of Broadcast Development. Ebner’s internationally … Continue reading “ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner”

RBL Spotlight: Wondros director Tamika Miller

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like Wondros Director Tamika … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: Wondros director Tamika Miller”

Director of We Are George Floyd, Julian Marshall

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like, director of We … Continue reading “Director of We Are George Floyd, Julian Marshall”

Sadira Furlow joins the Happy Money Movement

Happy Money, a leading fintech company building tools and services for human happiness, has named Sadira Furlow as its Chief Marketing Officer. Sadira joins Happy Money at a time of immense growth, as consumer deleveraging and demand for digitally-native finance products increases. Drawing on her extensive advertising and marketing experience, Sadira will help establish the Happy Money … Continue reading “Sadira Furlow joins the Happy Money Movement”

RBL Spotlight: VP, Strategy Director Kenny Mac

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like Kenny Mac with … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: VP, Strategy Director Kenny Mac”

Public Label VP CD Gary Westgate talks Super Bowl

It’s the day after the biggest football game of the year and as is the goal for Super Bowl advertisers, we’re all gathered around the watercooler to talk about the best and worst ads. Only this year, it’s a virtual one.  There have been epic commercials in Super Bowl history. Some that have defined a … Continue reading “Public Label VP CD Gary Westgate talks Super Bowl”

Walton Isaacson announces multiple hires, promotions

LA-based Walton Isaacson is stepping up recruitment and retention efforts across multiple disciplines, marketing specializations and cultural expertise.  Walton Isaacson CEO Aaron Walton noted, “Over the last eleven months, the agency and its people have demonstrated their exceptional talents and resiliency in the face of all challenges. We are growing, both literally and in every sense of … Continue reading “Walton Isaacson announces multiple hires, promotions”

Perry Fair named EVP, global ECD for McCann

Big congrats to Perry Fair. The talented advertising veteran has been named to the brand new role of EVP, global ECD, director of entertainment, for McCann New York. Fair has held senior roles on both the ad agency and client side of the business. He was also the first Black president of a publicly traded … Continue reading “Perry Fair named EVP, global ECD for McCann”

Paley Center celebrates Eva Longoria’s career tonight

The Paley Center for Media today announced their latest Paley Front Row Presented by Citi program: A Conversation with Eva Longoria. This intimate conversation with the renowned entertainer moderated by political strategist and commentator Ana Navarro, will premiere tonight, Monday, December 7. “We’re thrilled to present this incredible conversation with Eva Longoria, who has dazzled television audiences since her … Continue reading “Paley Center celebrates Eva Longoria’s career tonight”

It’s a Match for Matt Horton and Dexter Black

Match Marketing Group announced today the appointment of two Creative Directors, Matt Horton and Dexter Black, who will join the agency’s growing creative department across integrated and experiential, respectively. Reporting to Eric Moncaleano, ECD, Horton and Black will collaborate with client services, strategy and leadership teams to deliver superior creative that drives business results. “We … Continue reading “It’s a Match for Matt Horton and Dexter Black”

ArtClass welcomes Rebecca Niles as Executive Producer

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has hired Rebecca Niles as Executive Producer. She brings deep global production experience spanning advertising, branded content, and feature films. At ArtClass, Niles will oversee productions, manage creative teams, and nurture client relationships, working closely with Co-Founder/Executive Producer Geno Imbriale, Executive Producer Kate Aspell and the Head of Sales Jack Strachan. … Continue reading “ArtClass welcomes Rebecca Niles as Executive Producer”

Honda just isn’t feeling Savage anymore

Think of Honda going from Savage to well, tough. As in Fred Savage, the brand voice since 2014, and tough guy John Cena. The former WWE superstar turned actor, who will appear next year in Universal’s F9 and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad is the new voice for the Honda brand. As the brand moves away … Continue reading “Honda just isn’t feeling Savage anymore”

tinygiant signs trailblazing director Jenn Shaw

Brooklyn-based production company tinygiant is pleased to announce their newest roster addition, director Jenn Shaw. Her emotive storytelling draws out the humanity and identity within the supportive structures created by family and close friends.  Shaw is a New York-based filmmaker with roots in the bluegrass of Lexington, Kentucky. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the … Continue reading “tinygiant signs trailblazing director Jenn Shaw”

‘Walking Dead’ universe kicks off PaleyFest 2020

If you live in LA, you know Paleyfest, which we love to cover at Reel 360, celebrates some of themost anticipated new shows of the fall 2020 television season as well as returning favorites from major broadcast networks, cable television, and premium streaming services. The cast and creative team conversations will be featured on Verizon’s Yahoo Entertainment channel, starting on Friday,October 2, at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST, with additional programspremiering on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4. Citicard members along with Paley Center members can view the programs aheadof the general public starting today at 10:00 am EST/8:00 am PST.  “We’re thrilled to present this incredible lineup of programs thatfeature everything from comedy to drama, romance and intrigue, politics,and even space travel,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’sPresident & CEO. “We are so fortunate to have the support of Citi, andto welcome Verizon, who will exclusively distribute the festival ontheir Yahoo Entertainment channel, ensuring that a global televisionaudience will have the opportunity to view these entertaining andenlightening conversations with some of the most talented and creativenames in television.” “Over the next two Sundays, we’ll be giving fans the opportunity toexplore every current corner of the Walking Dead Universe on AMC; beingable to get together with showrunners and actors who make it allpossible, on the virtual Paley stage, is a perfect overture to the TWDsymphony ahead,” said Scott Gimple, Chief Content Officer of “TheWalking Dead” Universe.  ALSO READ: PaleyFest 2019 kicks off in ‘Perfect Harmony’ “Being a part of PaleyFest is an opportunityto connect with the Most Amazing Fans in the World – of the WalkingDead Universe and of television itself, and we couldn’t be more thrilledto celebrate our return with an organization that knows how to celebrateTV.” “We are honored that Transplant is included in this year’sPaleyFest Fall TV Previews,” said series star Hamza Haq. “The showreceived such a warm and enthusiastic response from viewers when itpremiered in Canada and we’re thrilled American audiences areembracing us as well. We’re looking forward to sharing what goes intomaking our show and bringing some fun behind-the-scenes info to ourfans.” PaleyFest Fall TV Previews supports the Paley Center’s many educationinitiatives including education workshops serving 10,000 youth annually,the Paley Impact series which features programs centered aroundtoday’s most pressing social issues and the role of media insociety, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring160,000 historically significant television and radio programs. Subscribe: Sign up for our FREE e-lert here.  Stay on top of the latest advertising, film, TV, entertainment and production … Continue reading “‘Walking Dead’ universe kicks off PaleyFest 2020”

Van Jones to keynote ‘Where Are All The Black People’

CNN host and political commentator Van Jones has been announced as the special keynote speaker at Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP), The One Club for Creativity’s annual diversity conference and career happening this year on September 22nd-24th and presented online, free of charge. Van Jones is an Emmy-nominated producer, and for more than 25 years has been a leader in … Continue reading “Van Jones to keynote ‘Where Are All The Black People’”

Microsoft’s Hall wins One Show 2020 CMO Pencil

Congratulations are in order for Microsoft’s Chief Brand Officer Kathleen Hall. A jury of 13 leading global CMOs selected her as winner of The One Show 2020 CMO Pencil, honoring the brand marketer behind the world’s single most impactful idea on a brand’s business from the past year. Hall picked up the prestigious award for “Changing the … Continue reading “Microsoft’s Hall wins One Show 2020 CMO Pencil”