Industry Update Week(s) of May 21st & 28th


Following a review, The Container Store has selected Austin-based agency Preacher as its first agency of record.

Virgin has appointed Mother New York agency of record for its new Virgin Voyages brand.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Droga5 has promoted Neil Heymann to the role of chief creative officer, effective immediately.

Justin Moore has joined FCB West as executive creative director. Moore was most recently ECD on the Audi account at Venables, Bell & Partners.

Chloe Gottlieb, co-U.S. chief creative officer at R/GA, is leaving the agency to become a director of user experience at Google.

Huge has promoted Jason Musante to chief creative officer.

Argonaut has hired Rob Calabro as group creative director and Robbie Wiedie as brand content director.

Creatives Hanna Koh, Austin Ho, Jordan Rich, Adam Valley, Nate Stroot, and Madeleine Gould have joined Santa Monica-based Mistress.

MullenLowe Los Angeles has hired Gustavo Sarkis as SVP/executive creative director, and Jeff Beberman as VP/group creative director.

Doug Stivers has joined production company Untitled as executive producer.


Lisa Gunning has signed with production company Imperial Woodpecker for her first commercial representation as a director.

Director Werner Damen has joined the roster at Yard Dog.

Directorial trio JEAN has joined the roster at Community Films.

A Common Thread has signed Australian director Cassie De Colling for representation in the U.S.

Washington Square Films has signed director Benjamin Flaherty.

Katie Doering has joined Majority as executive producer.


Andrew Bell has joined Method L.A. as sr. EP/VP, advertising operations.

Beast Atlanta has hired executive producer Jen Sienkwicz.

Juliet Tierney has joined Ntropic’s Los Angeles studio as executive producer.


Todd Lefelt, former managing director of UX at Huge, has joined Deutsch as EVP and head of its user experience design department.


Mass Appeal has integrated its production arm Decon under the flagship Mass Appeal brand and will now operate as a single entity media, content and production company.

Upcoming Events

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