Industry Update Week(s) of August 7th & 14th


Following a review, Vroom, an online direct auto retailer has chosen Anomaly as its first ad agency of record.

Tailored Brands has named EP+Co as its new agency of record for Men’s Wearhouse in the U.S.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Arnold Worldwide has appointed Icaro Doria as its new chief creative officer. Doria will lead work across the agency’s Boston and New York operations. Doria was most recently chief creative officer of DDB New York.

Ogilvy & Mather has promoted Joe Sciarrotta and Alfonso Marian to joint U.S. chief creative officers.

Hudson Rouge/NY has hired Luke Partridge as creative director.

Kansas City-based Barkley has hired Matt Pruett and Chris Cima as creative directors.

Diego de la Maza has been named director of content production at R/GA Los Angeles.

DDB New York has hired Hannah Meium as director of content.


Saville Productions has signed documentary director Ondi Timoner for U.S. representation.

B-Reel Films has signed director Eva Michon for commercials and branded content worldwide.

Director Joe Carnahan has joined the roster at Little Minx.

Tool has added director Chris Cairns to its roster.

Director Raúl B Fernández has joined the roster at Cap Gun Collective.

Bryan Fogel has joined the roster at Supply & Demand for commercial representation.

The Cavalry Productions has added Deluxe (Stephane Leloutre) to its roster.

Richard Farmer has joined the roster at Big Block.

Humble has hired Rich Pring as managing director/executive producer.

Tinygiant has promoted Ella Nuortila to executive producer.

Mike Lobikis has joined Decon as head of strategy and development. Lobikis was most recently head of development at Tool.


Colorist Matt Osborne has joined The Mill’s Los Angeles studio.

Cutters Studios has promoted Dustin Kaufman to editor.


Oliver Gibson has joined Hudson Rouge as global chief strategy officer, overseeing The Lincoln Motor Company business across their New York, Detroit, Shanghai and Toronto offices. Gibson was most recently CSO at brand consultancy Pure Growth.

KBS President Katie Klumper is leaving the agency to head the New York operation for Deloitte’s Heat.

London-based ODD will open its first American office in New York after winning the global Perry Ellis account. Perry Ellis previously worked with New York-based Yard.

Global consultancy Deloitte has acquired Stockholm-based agency Acne.

Accenture Interactive has acquired California-based design and marketing agency Wire Stone.

Upcoming Events

August 30 – September 9 | Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy) 
Sept 1 – 4 | Telluride Film Festival (Telluride, CO) 
Sept 7 – 17 | Toronto International Festival (Toronto, Canada) 
Sept 13 | Art of Creativity Awards Celebration (Los Angeles, CA) 
Sept 21 – 23 | Kinsale Shark Awards (Kinsale, Ireland) 
Sept 27 | CLIO Awards (NYC, New York)