Industry Update Week(s) of Nov 25th & Dec 2nd


Following a review, Diageo has hired Anomaly as its lead creative agency for the Bulleit brand.

Brown-Forman Corporation has named Energy BBDO new global creative agency of record for the majority of its global brand portfolio, including Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Tequila Herradura, el Jimador, and Old Forester.

Crop Science U.S. Marketing, part of pharmaceutical giant Bayer, has appointed three new agencies of record across its brand portfolio – BBDO Atlanta, HLK, and OBP.

Applegate has selected Terri & Sandy as its creative agency of record.

Lowes Foods has appointed Walrus as agency of record for its supermarket chain operating across the Carolinas.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Cheil Worldwide has appointed Jayanta Jenkins as its global executive creative director for Samsung Mobile. Jenkins is Twitter’s former global group creative director and most recently the global executive creative director at HP. The role is a new position within Cheil Worldwide.

David&Goliath has hired Josh Miller as executive creative director.

Wunderman Thompson has elevated Bas Korsten and Daniel Bonner to serve as global chief creative officers, based out of London and Amsterdam.

Leo Burnett Chicago has hired Rick Hamann as executive creative director, overseeing creative on the Kellogg’s account. Hamann was most recently executive creative director at Cramer-Krasselt.

Austin-based McGarrah Jessee has hired Claire Whigham as chief creative officer. Whigham joins from 72andSunny.

Laura Cray has joined eko as a Series Producer. Cray was previously at BBDO.

Toby Trygg has rejoined the Ogilvy network as executive creative director at Ogilvy Health New York.

John Reid has been named EVP and chief creative officer for McCann Health New Jersey.


Park Pictures has signed NYC-based director Roger Guàrdia for U.S. commercial and music video representation.

Park Pictures has signed director Justyna Obasi for UK representation.

Director Janssen Powers has joined the roster at Farm League.

Director Chris Hewitt has returned to the roster at Knucklehead.

Stink Rising have signed director Jai Moseley.

Furlined has added directors Jon + Torey to its roster for U.S. commercial representation.

Drew Kirsch has joined the roster at Tomorrow.

Directors Elena Parasco and Emily Elizabeth Thomas have joined Sibling Rivalry for commercial representation in the U.S.

Tool of North America has added Mad Ruffian, a directing duo consisting of Christopher Watson-Wood and Amanda Jones, to its content roster.

M ss ng p eces has added Joe Talbot to its roster.

Director Robertino Zambrano has joined the roster at Nexus Studios.

Station Film has signed director Declan Whitebloom.

Director Tamika Miller has joined LAIR for representation in the U.S.

Homestead has signed director Rory Mckellar.

Rakish has signed director Matt Smukler.

Kamila Prokop and David Richards have been named co-Managing Directors of division7.

Wondros has hired Danielle Peretz as executive producer.

Phillip Detchmendy has joined FANCY Content as executive producer and partner.

Executive producer Emily Rivvers has joined San Francisco-based Territory Studio.


Moving Picture Company L.A. has promoted Karena Ajamian to executive producer of Finishing.

Rock Paper Scissors has promoted Alyssa Oh to editor.

Vince Baertsoen has joined Framestore as global head of CG for Integrated Advertising.

Carbon New York has hired Nick Haynes as executive producer and Frank Grecco as head of CGI.

Uppercut has added London-based editor Billy Mead to its roster for his first U.S. representation.

Cartel has appointed Alaina Zanotti as executive producer and added editor Kevin Zimmerman to its roster.

Colorist Anthony Raffaele has joined Sim, New York.

Trollbäck & Company has hired Fran Roberts as creative director.


Knoxville-based Tombras is opening an office in New York after being named lead creative for Nutrisystem, creative agency for FreshDirect, and lead creative agency for Harry’s.

Alden Dalia has returned to division7 as Head of Development. Dalia joins from WME.