Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster

Carlos Crooks, whose passion for editing is perhaps only surpassed by his enthusiasm for the industry and his desire to help boost opportunities and mentorship for fellow BIPOC talents, has joined the editorial roster at STITCH. His signing was announced jointly by Dan Swietlik, Owner and Editor of STITCH, and Mila Davis, Managing Director and … Continue reading “Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster”

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”

Rashida Jones, Naomie Harris in new Expedia work

Building on its 25 years as one of the world’s leading full-service travel companies, today, Expedia announced a ew direction as the world prepares for the return of travel demand. Launching a new global positioning grounded in the understanding that who you travel with matters, marks the beginning of Expedia’s journey in becoming the ultimate travel companion, … Continue reading “Rashida Jones, Naomie Harris in new Expedia work”

Hush promotes Kristen DiCamillo to partner

Following the additions of Michael Burkin as Director of Growth and Karl Stewart as Talent and People Manager, experience design firm HUSH marks an exciting milestone with the promotion of Executive Producer Kristen DiCamillo to Partner — joining Founding Partners David Schwarz and Erik Karasyk. As the first new partner since the launch of the company nearly fifteen years ago, DiCamillo … Continue reading “Hush promotes Kristen DiCamillo to partner”

Ice-T, Stone Cold Steve Austin take Tide cold calls

Saatchi & Saatchi NY’s latest campaign for Tide sees the launch of the Tide Cold Callers. The brand is promoting its Tide Cold Water product and asking consumers to turn to cold (water) because of the environmental benefits. As part of this campaign Tide is turning their signature bullseye logo blue across social. The spots … Continue reading “Ice-T, Stone Cold Steve Austin take Tide cold calls”

Spider-Man:Homecoming VFX Sup joins Alkemy X

Award-winning VFX Supervisor Jep Hill has joined global media company Alkemy X. With over 25 years of visual effects experience, Hill brings a superior creative and technical skill set gleaned from a career at the forefront of emerging visual effects technologies. Having worked with some of the industry’s most respected firms including a recent stint … Continue reading “Spider-Man:Homecoming VFX Sup joins Alkemy X”

Reel Women: Les Producers’ Rikke Katborg

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2021 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” After a 25 year career producing … Continue reading “Reel Women: Les Producers’ Rikke Katborg”

Art Director Luis Roca leaves Mill Chicago for Hue&Cry

The award-winning Richmond animation and design studio Hue&Cry today has announced the hiring of Trish Janovic as Senior Designer and Luis Roca as Art Director.  Both creative talents have amassed a diverse skill set and bring an impeccable eye for design to Hue&Cry’s growing design and animation team. Janovic joins Hue&Cry from Facebook, where she … Continue reading “Art Director Luis Roca leaves Mill Chicago for Hue&Cry”

Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5

For the 25 years or so I was actively in advertising, I want to say I threw maybe 10 to 15 Super Bowl parties in that span. It was always a joyous tribal experience sitting, laughing, eating my badass chili and drinking with other creative directors, copywriters, art directors and producers. We talked and joked … Continue reading “Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5”

Toyota unveils powerful Super Bowl LV spot

While many automakers have chosen to sit out this year’s Super Bowl , we have heard that JEEP, General Motors and now Toyota will participate in the Big Game. Toyota comes with an emotional 60-second ad that shares an uplifting message of hope and strength. Fuelled by the power of a family’s love, ‘Upstream’ features … Continue reading “Toyota unveils powerful Super Bowl LV spot”

Tide gets a little dirty with Jason Alexander

Tide, the official laundry detergent of the NFL, is back with another Super Bowl ad – this time with the help of legendary comedian and actor, Jason Alexander. This year’s :60-second spot, at a cost of $11 million, will challenge people to think about all the situations they subject their clothes to on a daily … Continue reading “Tide gets a little dirty with Jason Alexander”

Revolver signs four new international directors

Revolver, an Amsterdam based production house, has expanded their roster of artists with the addition of four new director signings.  The signed directors – Marko Roth, Joppe Rog, Malin Ingrid and Ian Derry, join the roster with an impressive repertoire  of work behind them in both the commercial and independent film arenas.  The announcement coincides … Continue reading “Revolver signs four new international directors”

22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others

As part of its agency-wide expansion, 22Squared, an independent creative & media company that counts national brands like Baskin-Robbins, NAACP Atlanta Chapter, the Ad Council, Advent Health and Publix Super Markets as clients, welcomes production powerhouse Zamile Vilakazi as its head of production. The company has also promoted Janis Middleton to SVP, executive director of Multicultural & Inclusion … Continue reading “22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others”

Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer

Creative production company Avocados and Coconuts has signed director Matthew Palmer. Known for his stylized and cinematic documentary style, Palmer has helmed campaigns for Allbirds, GE, Accenture, Keurig, and Le Creuset, and music videos for such artists as Sam Fischer, Y.S.A.. and Night Hikes. His documentaries and short films have earned him recognition in the … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer”

Toyota’s “Sienna Life” celebrates spontaneity

The adventurous life awaits! “The Sienna Life” campaign, kicking off today, welcomes a refined and versatile minivan featuring bold design, available all-wheel drive, and enhanced fuel efficiency: the all-hybrid and all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna. The fully integrated campaign was developed against Toyota’s long-standing Total Toyota (T2) marketing model, fully considering the transcultural mainstream audiences across … Continue reading “Toyota’s “Sienna Life” celebrates spontaneity”

Havas taps Dan Lucey as Chief Creative Officer

Doubling down on its ambition and continued quest to be recognized for translating meaningful brand ideas into cultural and business impact, Havas New York announced today the addition of Dan Lucey as Chief Creative Officer. Lucey joins the flagship agency’s executive leadership team, helmed by CEO Laura Maness, following a string of substantial AOR wins. … Continue reading “Havas taps Dan Lucey as Chief Creative Officer”

CDDP announces 50/50 Honorable Mentorship

Tamika Lamison, executive director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), today announced the Program’s new initiative: the 50/50 Honorable Mentorship Program. This mentorship effort teamed 50+ emerging directors with 50+ commercial industry professionals who reviewed the directors work and then mentored them on a one-hour zoom call, offering advice, guidance, suggestions and possible next … Continue reading “CDDP announces 50/50 Honorable Mentorship”

CDDP announces 2020/21 director finalists and fellows

Tamika Lamison, Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), today announced the five Fellows for program’s 2021 cycle. The Fellows are: Iqbal Ahmed, Manjari Makijany, Araeia Robinson, Tamer Shaaban and Siyou Tan.  They were chosen from a group of over 400 applicants – all of whom started their directing careers in other media – documentaries, dramatic shorts, music … Continue reading “CDDP announces 2020/21 director finalists and fellows”

The Den Editorial is going back to Cali

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 given … Continue reading “The Den Editorial is going back to Cali”

Heavy Duty Projects taps Gaudio and Ade

They’re turning up the volume at the bicoastal music company Heavy Duty Projects, as two new positions have been added that underscore the company’s robust growth.  The music-for-picture studio has named Maura Gaudio as Director of Business Development and Sebastian Ade as Associate Producer, both based out of New York. Their appointments were announced by Josh … Continue reading “Heavy Duty Projects taps Gaudio and Ade”