First All-Female Driving Team AWD launches

The first-ever all-female stunt driving team, AWD (The Association of Women Drivers), has launched in Los Angeles with a trio of seasoned female stunt drivers sharing over 15 years of professional stunt driving experience in 500+ commercials and more than 300 films and TV shows. The collective is made up of Olivia Summers, Dee Bryant and Angela … Continue reading “First All-Female Driving Team AWD launches”

The origin of #challengeaccepted

If you’ve been perusing Instagram over the last 72 hours, you have undoubtedly seen your female friends posting Black-and-white selfies accompanied by the hashtag #Challengeaccepted. These posts also share #womenempowerment and #womensupportingwomen. It’s a powerful message taking over social media that is showing up on Facebook as well. Chicago actress and model Arianna Lexus, who … Continue reading “The origin of #challengeaccepted”

REVERSE moves forward with Director Daniel Börjesson

New York-based commercial production company REVERSE has signed Swedish director Daniel Börjesson for U.S. representation. Börjesson is an accomplished commercial director who has shot campaigns for BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Mazda, and SAS, to name a few. With an eye for framing subtle and relatable moments of real people, a distinct emotion and edge illuminate across … Continue reading “REVERSE moves forward with Director Daniel Börjesson”

Team One climbs into hot tub with Jacuzzi

Move over, Lexus. There’s a new client in the the Team One conference rooms. According to AgencySpy, Jacuzzi Brands, makers of hot tub spas, whirlpool bathtubs, showers and toilets, has chosen Publics Groupe’s Team One as its creative agency partner. “Team One came to the table with a deep understanding of what we are looking … Continue reading “Team One climbs into hot tub with Jacuzzi”

jumP LA celebrates the big 10

Happy birthday, jumP LA! The award-winning bi-coastal creative editorial boutique is celebrating 10 years since opening its LA office. Offering world-class editing and seamless vfx, jumP has carved out a reputation for consistently delivering powerful and visually inventive results across commercials, features, short films, music videos, and emerging media content. The company first opened its … Continue reading “jumP LA celebrates the big 10”

Walton Isaacson names Lebrón as ECD

Independent multicultural ad agency Walton Isaacson welcomes award-winning creative leader Milton Lebrón as their new Executive Creative Director. The award-winning CD will lead the shop, who boasts Lexus as its main client, out the Culver City office and report directly to Aaron Walton, co-founder of the agency. In addition to his role as Chief Creative … Continue reading “Walton Isaacson names Lebrón as ECD”

The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller

“The work I have always been most proud of, is that which supports, promotes and improves the human condition.” North Carolina-based Kevin Miles has worked as a writer and creative director for, and with, some of the top ad agencies in the world, both on staff and as a freelancer. They include multicultural shops such … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller”

REEL 360 top 20 commercials of 2018

There was a lot the REEL 360 team liked in 2018 in the year of :30-seconds, :60-seconds, :90-seconds and even, :06-seconds. From online videos to Super Bowl spots to awards shows, we watched a countless array of spots that were amazing, funny AF, thought-provoking and powerful. And there was the strange – looking at you … Continue reading “REEL 360 top 20 commercials of 2018”

Laughlin taps Stachulski as Dir of Programmatic Strategy

Agency vet Stachulski will strengthen LC’s media team and internal trade desk Laughlin Constable announced last week that it has hired John Stachulski as its Director of Programmatic Strategy. Stachulski’s role will continue to strengthen LC’s media team and internal trade desk, leading solution development and activation efforts across LC’s operated ad tech platforms. “We’re … Continue reading “Laughlin taps Stachulski as Dir of Programmatic Strategy”

DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles

Tricia Russo named Chief Strategy Officer at DDB Chicago Susie Lyons hired as Head of Strategy at DDB New York Omnicom Group’s DDB North America hired industry veterans Susie Lyons and Tricia Russo to top leadership roles. The move complements substantial growth, key new business wins, and creative accolades for the agency’s U.S. offices. Russo, … Continue reading “DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles”

Walton Isaacson names DiPiazza Executive Creative Director

Walton Isaacson, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and New York announced today that former Deutsch ECD, Jim DiPiazza, has joined the agency as Executive Creative Director, effective immediately. DiPiazza will be based in Los Angeles and oversee the creative output of all agency offices. Over the course of his career, he has worked … Continue reading “Walton Isaacson names DiPiazza Executive Creative Director”

Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.

Bullitt has signed Drake Doremus Doremus’ latest film Zoe, starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux, premiered as the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival’s Centerpiece title. On the branded side, Doremus’ short film, The Beauty Inside, directed for Intel and Toshiba, received three Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and was honored … Continue reading “Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.”

Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent

Saturday Morning brings on new partner Saturday Morning, the fantastic initiative launched in the summer of 2016 by black creative leaders Keith Cartwright, Geoff Edwards, Jayanta Jenkins and Jimmy Smith is expanding its team with the arrival of new partner lead Deja Cox. “As we grow, we will continue to add talented and dedicated leaders … Continue reading “Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent”