Industry Update Week of Oct 25th


Following a review, Friendly’s Restaurants has appointed Erich & Kallman as its agency of record.

Droga5 has been named creative agency of record for the Hard Rock gaming and sports betting Sportsbook app.

Avrett Free Ginsberg has been awarded creative AOR duties for eyecare brand TheraTears.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Chris Beresford-Hill has been appointed President of Advertising for Ogilvy North America. Beresford-Hill joins after a four-year stint as chief creative officer at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY.

VaynerMedia has hired Bruce Andreini as senior VP, director of integrated production.

Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners has promoted Sinan Dagli to executive creative director.

Tito Melega has been named global chief creative officer of Doner.

Kim Baskinger and Tom Christmann have joined VaynerMedia as executive creative directors; David Pilgrim has joined as group creative director.

McCann Health New York has elevated Stephanie Berman to chief creative officer.


Comedy director and writer Carlyn Hudson has joined the roster at Imposter for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S.

Director David Black has signed with Reverie Content

Florence has added music video director Jake Dypka to its roster.

Chromista has signed director Nicholas Kleczewski.

Director Max Joseph has joined the roster at m ss ng p eces.

Los York has added director Nico Poalillo to its roster.

Fela has signed director Kajal.

Ruffian has added director Eno Freedman Brodmann to its roster.

Alexandra “Allie” Cuerdo has joined the roster at Greencard Pictures.

Supply & Demand has signed director Bruce St. Clair.

BODEGA has added Icelandic directorial duo Samuel & Gunnar to its roster.

Alkemy X has added director Johnny Andow to its roster.

Great Guns has signed director and screenwriter Justin Casselle.

Alldayeveryday has added director Stephan Wever to its roster.

Rebecca Applebaum has joined the roster at Untitled Films.

Reset has hired Michael Garza as executive producer.

Cara Brophy has joined Superprime as executive producer.


Matt Carter has been promoted to editor at Final Cut.

Cut+Run has named Brady Fiero head of for the company’s Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin locations.


Rick Williams and Marcel Yunes, longtime creative partners at BBDO NY, and most recently executive creative directors at R/GA NY, have teamed up to launch creative shop