Industry Update Feb 2021


Avocados From Mexico has reunited with GSD&M as its agency of record, replacing incumbent Energy BBDO on the account.

TBWA/Chiat/Day L.A. has been awarded creative duties for Behr Paint Co.

Erich & Kallman has been named agency of record for Meineke Car Care Centers and Take 5 Oil Change.

TBWA/Chiat/Day L.A has been named lead creative agency for Schwan’s-owned Red Baron, Tony’s and Freschetta pizza brands.

Joan has been awarded creative duties for Icelandic Provisions’ Skyr yoghurt and for Dr. Scholl’s foot care brand.

Hain Celestial Group has appointed Deutsch NY as agency partner for its specialty tea brand.

Safelite AutoGlass has appointed FCB as creative agency of record.

Duncan Channon has been tapped to lead creative duties for California Department of Public Health’s vaccination education campaign.

United Airlines has put its creative account into review.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Veronica Beach joined Pereira O’Dell as director of production, overseeing San Francisco and New York offices.

Darbi Fretwell joined Pereira O’Dell New York as senior producer.

Sachin Arora has joined Droga5 as senior producer. Arora was most recently executive producer at B-Reel.

Natasha Tkach has joined TBWA\Chiat\Day New York as senior producer. Tkach joins from Hudson Rouge.

VCCP New York has hired Ray Del Savio as executive creative director. Del Savio joins from Droga5 New York.

Publicis Groupe is bringing together 600 creatives, strategists and producers from the holding company’s New York agencies under one creative umbrella, Le Truc. Departing droga5 global chief creative officer Neil Heymann has joined as chief creative officer and will be part of a chief creative leadership team that includes chief design officer Bastien Baumann, Leo Burnett global creative chief Liz Taylor and Publicis North America chief creative officer Andy Bird.


Arnaud Uyttenhove has rejoined the roster at Caviar U.S.

Arts & Sciences has added director Michael Lawrence to its roster.

Loveboat has signed directors Matt Bieler and Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.

Samuel Bayer has joined the roster at Great Guns.

JOJX has added Paul Butterworth to its roster.

The Coles (Sophie and Walker Cole) have joined the roster at Sanctuary Content.

Community Films has added directing duo Mad Ruffian (Amanda Jones and Christopher Watson-Wood) to its roster.

Ruffian has signed director David Bertram.

Stink Rising has signed director Netti Hurley.

Wondros Collective has added director/photographer Ondrea Barbe to its roster.

Flesh and Bones has added directors Oh Yeah Wow and Kevin Antoine to its roster.

Executive producer Heather Heller adn director Francis Lawrence have launched Vandal.

Rodeo Show has signed director Matt Uhry.

Annie Saunders has joined the roster at m ss ng p eces.

Backyard Productions has added directors Julia Ngeow and Max Gutierrez to its roster.

Director/photographer Zen Sekizawa has joined the roster at WoodShop.

Sibling Rivalry has signed directors Cameron Busby and Daisy Zhou.

Kaboom has added directing duo Plummer/Strauss to its roster.


Kid Sister, an editing duo consisting of Niles Howard and Emilie Aubry, has joined the roster at Work Editorial for global representation.

Editor Mah Ferraz has joined the roster at Cut+Run.

Editor Colin Patton has joined the roster at Arcade.

Framestore has hired Woei Lee as head of 2D, Victor Grant as FX supervisor, and Clément Renaudin as CG supervisor for its L.A. office.