Industry Update Week(s) of Sept 19th & 26th


The Martin Agency was named agency of record for LegalShield and Royal Caribbean, as well as lead agency for Santander.

H&R Block has named Ogilvy as its creative agency partner.

Leo Burnett has won back the Jim Beam global creative account, replacing incumbent Adam&Eve DDB on the business.

Following a review, Craft brewery Bell’s has appointed Minneapolis-based Solve as its creative agency.

Dude Products, the personal care company backed by Mark Cuban, appointed Curiosity as its first agency of record.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Matt McNulty and Ben Pfutzenreuter have joined OKRP as creative leads on the Burger King account. McNulty and Pfutzenreuter last served as creative directors at Leo Burnett.

Weber Shandwick has promoted Angela Mears to chief creative officer of its New York office; and hired Lou Massaia as its first North America Healthcare chief creative officer.

Oberland has hired Chris Plehal as VP/creative director.

Atlanta-based agency Chemistry has hired Kristie Cannon as group creative director.

Hogarth Worldwide has hired Lara Horowitz as creative director for its North America team.

New York-based DeVito/Verdi has hired Peter Cortez as executive creative director to lead its newly formed experiential department.


Park Pictures has signed Brazilian directing duo Jungle to its roster for representation in the U.S.

Invisible Collective has added director/DP Justin Jeffers to its roster.

Directors Tamar Levine, Derek Westerlund and Bobbi Rich have joined the roster of Unicorns & Unicorns.

Director Sylvie Weber has joined the roster at REVERIE.

Director Anna Pollack has joined the roster of Bryght Young Things.

Rúnar Ingi has joined the roster at Rakish.

Reset has added writer/director Lauren Sick to its roster.

Partizan has signed directing duo Nono Ayuso and Rodrigo Inada (Nono + Rodrigo).

Stillz has joined the roster at Canada.

XOXO (Tessa Doniga Johnson and Paula Martin-Ferro) has joined the roster at Bunker.

Where The Buffalo Roam has signed director Rob Richert.

Backyard Productions has signed director Vic Huber.

RSA Films has added Sam Coleman to its roster.

Bruce St. Clair has returned to the roster at Believe Media.

Mercedes Allen-Sarria has joined Unicorns & Unicorns as executive producer.

Kate Leahy has joined Superprime as executive producer.


Kyle Cody has joined Harbor as creative director.

Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok have joined Preymaker.

Nomad LA has hired Alaina Zanotti as senior executive producer.


Ann-Christine Diaz is leaving her role as Ad Age’s Creativity editor to join McCann Worldgroup as SVP/global director, creative excellence.



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