Industry Update Week(s) of Dec 9th & 16th


Following a review, Hawaiian Airlines has awarded lead creative duties to MullenLowe.

The Martin Agency has been awarded Boston Beer’s Twisted Tea business.

Following a review, Colorado-based brewery Woody Creek has chosen StrawberryFrog as its new agency partner.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Justine Armour has joined Grey New York as chief creative officer. She will be Grey’s first New York CCO since 2017. Armour was most recently executive creative director at 72andSunny.

Publicis Groupe has named Louis-Philipe Tremblay as the first chief creative officer of its dedicated Samsung unit, One Publicis Team Samsung.

Sean McBride has been named chief creative officer at Arnold Boston. Current CCO Icaro Doria is assuming a new, yet to be disclosed role within the Havas network.

Yard NYC has hired Emily Green as executive producer and Tenille Teague as head of production.

Firstborn has hired Gradwell Sears as executive creative director, and Matt St. Gelais as the agency’s first executive design director.

Seattle agency DNA has hired Allyson Paisley as creative director.

Tim Jones has been named EVP, executive creative director for McCann Health New York. Jones joins from Area 23 where he was SVP, group creative director.

Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P) has reshuffled its executive team. Founder Steve Red will share the chief creative officer role with longtime partner Steve O’Connell. Todd Taylor will take over O’Connell’s role as executive creative director.

Cramer-Krasselt has appointed G. Andrew Meyer as executive creative director.

BSSP has hired Jeff Hornung and Ed Patterson as creative directors.


Misko Iho has joined the roster at Rattling Stick.

Serial Pictures has signed director Victoria Mahoney.

Tool of North America has added Stefan Hunt to its roster.

Stephan Malik has joined the roster at Wondros.

London Alley has added director Luke Monaghan to its roster for commercial and music video representation in the U.S.

More Media has signed creative director and filmmaker Kate Hollowell.

Michael Shapiro has joined the directorial roster of Spears & Arrows.

TASTE has signed director Victoria Granof for representation worldwide.

ArtClass has signed director Shahana Khan.

Patrick Sherman has joined the roster at SlashDynamic.

Smuggler has promoted Alex Hughes to head of production.


Vincent Taylor has joined MPC New York as senior colorist. The move reunites Taylor with MPC, where he spent three years leading the color department in the Shanghai studio prior to moving to New York.

Framestore New York has hired Anna Borysewicz as sr. producer. Borysewicz joins from The Mill.

Bonfire has appointed Gene Nazarov as creative director, Tierney Farrell as producer, and Hee Hye Moon as 3D artist.


The Martin Agency has hired industry veteran Dick Gordon to serve as director of editorial at its newly launched production facility SuperJoy.

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