The Director Brothers join forces with Bullitt

From this pic, The Reel 360 team is getting a Jay and Silent Bob vibe. Branded production company Bullitt has announced the addition of The Director Brothers to its diverse roster of talent. Otherwise known as Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin, The Director Brothers are Funny or Die veterans who have worked with high-profile comedy … Continue reading “The Director Brothers join forces with Bullitt”

Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup

The American Film Market (AFM) announced today more confirmed speakers for this year’s Conferences and programming which runs alongside the marketplace and industry screenings. Over six days, more than 150 thought leaders, decision-makers and experts will discuss topics and issues most relevant to global filmmakers across three dedicated stages. This year’s market takes place November … Continue reading “Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup”

Burger King, McCann take top honors at 2019 Clios

Singing vaginas. Whopper detours. McCann, New York. Barbie. Answer is – what won last night at the 2019 Clio Awards? Burger King’s smart as hell “Whopper Detour,” from FCB New York won the Grand Clio in two categories, Digital/Mobile and Direct. Andy Cohen hosted the event at The Manhattan Center in New York City. The … Continue reading “Burger King, McCann take top honors at 2019 Clios”

McCann Worldgroup named 2019 Network of the Year

McCann Worldgroup was named Network of the Year at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The global agency group, which won a total of 73 Lions representing creative work from across its disciplines and all of its regions, was also named at the weeklong Festival as the Healthcare Network of the Year for … Continue reading “McCann Worldgroup named 2019 Network of the Year”

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”

BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist

BBDO New York, McCann New York and Droga5 have the most work on the early deadline shortlist for The One Show 2019 awards, according to The One Club for Creativity. US agencies and brands have 334 shortlisted entries, the most of any country. BBDO New York leads the way with 113 shortlisted entries, including 19 … Continue reading “BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist”

Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso

Versatile, award-winning pro brings post, radio, on-camera, voiceover, and production expertise to the Big Apple boutique Cutters Studios welcomes the highly accomplished commercial editor Alison Grasso to its New York staff, effective immediately. Well known as a staff editor for Crew Cuts in New York, Grasso started her commercial career with the company immediately upon … Continue reading “Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso”

R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.

R/GA has announced several creative leadership moves across its US offices. Kim Laama has joined as group executive creative director in the New York office, and Will Esparza has been promoted to SVP, executive creative director West Coast, campaigns. In their new roles, Kim will help lead, grow, and elevate the product and service design … Continue reading “R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.”

David&Goliath expands Kia creative team

LA-Based Agency Taps two ECDs and a GCD to lead Kia Motors business David&Goliath has announced the appointment of three senior creative hires to round out the Kia Motors team: Marc Schwarzberg, ECD, Head of Art/Design; Mark Koelfgen, ECD/Copywriter; and Frauke Tiemann, Group Creative Director. “With the launch of the new Stinger and having won … Continue reading “David&Goliath expands Kia creative team”

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”

Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer

Ned Crowley, U.S. Chief Creative Officer of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, announced yesterday that Mike Wente has been named Chief Creative Officer, Swirl mcgarrybowen. In his new role, Wente will lead creative teams focused on delivering breakthrough brand experiences in a digitally connected age for clients including Intel, Clorox, Microsoft, Dole, Juniper, Conduent, CA … Continue reading “Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer”

mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO

Twice Emmy-nominated Ian joins mb’s New York flagship office from Droga5 Let’s just say, mcgarrybowen ain’t playing around. Akin to the Lakers signing LeBron James, the agency with offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco announced that advertising’s LeBron, Matt Ian, has been named Chief Creative Officer of the flagship New York office. He … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO”

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”

Mill CEO Robin Shenfield to chair 2018 AICP Show

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced yesterday that Robin Shenfield, Co-Founder and CEO of The Mill, will serve as Chairperson of the 2018 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. As Show Chair, Shenfield will oversee the AICP Show Committee, which is responsible for promoting and marketing the AICP Show, … Continue reading “Mill CEO Robin Shenfield to chair 2018 AICP Show”

Traveling Picture Show, David&Goliath, Story, Cary Ruby

Traveling Picture Show volunteers at food bank It’s a holiday tradition for Reel Chicago to cover the good things that Windy City ad agencies and production companies are doing for the community, like Scott Marvel’s annual Give a Shirt drive to help the homeless. But, what’s happening on the west coast? After contemplating all that … Continue reading “Traveling Picture Show, David&Goliath, Story, Cary Ruby”

Recent promotions and hires at Ora and ELIAS

Ora Interactive promotes Nieman to CSO and hires Wesolowski as Director of Experience Design Chicago-based interactive agency Ora Interactive has named Andrew Nieman Chief Strategy Officer. As Ora’s Director of Business Development over the past three-and-a-half years, Nieman was a key asset to securing partnerships with the likes of Chervon, InterPark and Southeastern Grocers. Along … Continue reading “Recent promotions and hires at Ora and ELIAS”

SKIL and SKILSAW hire Escape Pod as AOR

Naperville-based, Chervon, one of the world’s top 10 manufacturers of power tools, outdoor power equipment and related products, has named The Escape Pod as AOR for its SKIL and SKILSAW brands. Chervon is looking to The Escape Pod to amplify both brands through an integrated campaign which will include broadcast, radio, digital, social and experiential.

The AOR appointment builds upon the successful partnership between Chervon and The Escape Pod in launching the EGO Power+ line of Lithium-Ion battery-powered outdoor equipment to the number one spot in the category in two years.