72andSunny strengthens creative and brand leadership teams

Our friends at 72andSunny continue to bolster its talent with new leadership hires out of its New York office which include: Elaine Cox serving as executive creative director, Robyn Makinson, design director, Ana Bermudez, director of brand management and Ashley Smith, group brand director. “Since day one our vision has been to deliver head-turning creativity … Continue reading “72andSunny strengthens creative and brand leadership teams”

Becky Smialek ascends to EP for Cutters Editorial Detroit

Cutters Studios has announced the promotion of Becky Smialek to Executive Producer of Cutters Editorial Detroit. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan and Cutters Studios Detroit CEO Steve Wild. Based in New York City in 2014, Smialek seized the opportunity to return home to Detroit as Director of Business Development … Continue reading “Becky Smialek ascends to EP for Cutters Editorial Detroit”

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”

Mojo Supermarket: Mel Senecal is Director of Integrated Production

Top independent agency Mojo Supermarket has hired award-winning production veteran Mel Senecal as its director of integrated production, a new position at the agency. Mel is joining Mojo following a 10-year tenure at McCann where she served as VP executive producer leading all productions at m: united/McCann and overseeing productions for global markets. At McCann, Mel led … Continue reading “Mojo Supermarket: Mel Senecal is Director of Integrated Production”

AMV BBDO Wins The One Show 2021 Best of Show

AMV BBDO London capped off a hugely successful year at The One Show 2021, winning Best of Show, six Best of Discipline awards, and being named the show’s Agency of the Year. The UK shop won all of its 12 Gold Pencils this year on behalf of client Essity Bodyform/Libresse, with Best of Show going to “#wombpainstories”, which won Gold in Integrated, … Continue reading “AMV BBDO Wins The One Show 2021 Best of Show”

Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces

Today bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces announced that award-winning filmmaker Matt Ogens has joined the company’s directorial roster. He is known for his evocative visual storytelling across various media, including documentary, narrative, commercials, and branded content. Ogens’ breakthrough documentary Confessions of a Superhero premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim, and he subsequently … Continue reading “Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces”

Telly Awards: 2021 winners announced

The Telly Awards have announced this year’s winners, including Jennifer Garner’s Pretend Cooking Show series, RadicalMedia’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel documentary series, Partizan’s Fantastic Voyage campaign, and much more. Under this year’s “Your Stories Defy The Limits” theme, standouts encompass the artistic and technical innovations that have surfaced in direct response … Continue reading “Telly Awards: 2021 winners announced”

Vertical Entertainment to release 90210 alum feature, Feral State

Vertical Entertainment is set to release screenwriter Jon Carlo’s feature directorial debut Feral State on digital, VOD, and all streaming platforms in the territories of North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), United Kingdom and Ireland on May 28. Written and directed by Carlo (Mob Town, First We Take Brooklyn), Feral State stars 90210 alum AnnaLynne McCord, Octavio Pisano, Ronnie … Continue reading “Vertical Entertainment to release 90210 alum feature, Feral State”

Editor Christopher Huth named partner at Union

Christopher Huth, who recently cut projects for Walmart (via Dept W, Lloyd Lee Choi, director), Indeed (in-house, directors Rayka Zehtabchi and Sadé Clacken Joseph), and Citi (Publicis NY, Cole Webley, director) – has been promoted to Editor/Partner at bicoastal Union Editorial. Since joining the company, Huth has edited numerous high-profile spot projects, including “Love Calls … Continue reading “Editor Christopher Huth named partner at Union”

Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury

Cannes Lions has announced its jury line-up of global experts selected to shortlist world-class creative work and benchmark excellence this June.  The Lion-winning work will be announced, awarded and celebrated during Cannes Lions Live, a fully digital experience, running from 21-25 June 2021, which all LIONS members will receive complimentary access to.   The Cannes Lions … Continue reading “Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury”

Nancy Reyes elevated to CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day

TBWA today announced that Nancy Reyes is being elevated to Chief Executive Officer of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York. With this promotion, Reyes expands her role and takes over full leadership of the agency from Rob Schwartz, who has been CEO since 2015. It’s the latest step in a steady rise since Reyes joined the agency in April 2016 as Managing Director, … Continue reading “Nancy Reyes elevated to CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day”

New York Lottery presents the ultimate Whodunnit…

How do you launch a movie-themed scratch-off game for the New York Lottery? With the same approach a film studio premiering a movie in Hollywood would take, of course, beginning with an epic trailer. Together with McCann New York, the New York Lottery launched the campaign, titled $1,000,000 Premiere, with an edge-of-your-seat :30 trailer for the ultimate … Continue reading “New York Lottery presents the ultimate Whodunnit…”

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”