Industry Update Week(s) of August 12th & 19th


San Francisco-based food delivery service DoorDash has named The Martin Agency its first agency of record.

Papa John’s has hired Camp & King as its new creative agency after parting ways with Endeavor Global Marketing after a year. The business will be led out of the agency’s Chicago office, supported by its San Francisco headquarters.

Following a review, SafeAuto has named Joan as its agency of record.

The Electronic Gaming Federation has named Dentsu’s Gravity as its first agency of record.

Following a review, Mondelez has consolidated its global creative account with WPP and Publicis. Publicis Groupe will handle global creative for biscuits and gum divisions, with Digitas acting as lead agency network; WPP will handle chocolate, candy, powdered beverages and cheese divisions, with Ogilvy and David acting as lead agency networks. IPG’s The Martin Agency will continue as global creative lead for Oreo and U.S. creative lead for Ritz. Mondelez spends approximately $800 million to $1 billion on global media annually.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Wayne Best has been appointed chief creative officer of VMLY&R New York. Best joins VMLY&R from McCann NY, where he was co-deputy CCO on the Verizon account.

BBH NY has hired Marta Ibarrondo as group creative director.

Brooke Kaylor has joined BBH NY as head of integrated production. Kaylor most recently led production for beauty@Gotham.

Tennille Teague has been named head of production at The Yard New York. Teague previously served as head of production of Pereira O’Dell’s New York Office.

Marla Ulrich has joined BBDO Atlanta as head of production. Ulrich was most recently head of production at DDB San Francisco.

Suzanne Molinaro has joined FCB Health Network as director of production.

SS&K has hired Stevie Archer as executive creative director. Archer joins from Big Spaceship.


Imposter has signed director Mary Dauterman.

BODEGA Animation has added Tiny Industries to its roster.

Cadence Films has signed director Will Schluter.

M ss ng p eces has added director TJ O’Grady-Peyton to its roster.

Washington Square Films has signed director Anson Fogel.

Director/photographer Dewey Nicks has joined the roster at CoMPANY Films.

Sebastian Strasser has signed with RESET Content for representation in the U.S.

1stAveMachine has added filmmaker Danielle Katvan to its roster.

Director Glenn Clements has joined the roster at Chelsea Pictures.

Brazilian director Douglas Bernardt has joined the U.S. roster at Stink Films.

Amit Mehta has joined the roster at FANCY Content.

Contagious has signed director Tamara Rosenfeld.

Greenpoint Pictures has hired Karen Berkowitz as its first head of production.


Method Studios has hired Bryan Farhy as managing director, West Coast and Michael Bennett as senior vice president and executive producer, West Coast MethodMade.

Editors Greg Scruton and Debbie Berman have joined the roster at Cabin Editing Company. Scott Butzer has been promoted to editor.

Whitehouse Post has added editor Alex Hagon to its roster.

Upcoming Events

August 28 – September 7 | Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
August 30 -Sept 2 | Telluride Film Festival (Telluride, CO)
Sept 5 – 15 | Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Sept 18 – 21 | Kinsale Shark Awards (Kinsale, Ireland)
Sept 25 | CLIO Awards (NYC, New York)
Sept 27 – Oct 13 | New York Film Festival (NYC, New York)
November 7 – 8 | Ciclope Festival (Berlin, DE)
November 14 | Shots Awards (London, UK)