Ditch, an advertising postproduction and creative digital company headed by owner Brody Howard, has promoted sr. producer Leah Rogers to executive producer, and hired Jennie Ekstrand as associate producer.
Rogers’ dozen years in the advertising post industry include 10 years at Ditch from its inception, taking on roles of assistant editor, producer, sr. producer, and now EP.
Rogers is invested in growing Ditch’s client offerings. In addition to offering creative edit, interactive services, and motion graphics, Ditch partners with MPC for world class real-time remote color grading and VFX, as well as Grey Ghost Music for custom music, music licensing, and audio post, creating a full service destination for client projects. “Our storytelling roots run deep, but we’re much more than creative edit. We’ve built a collective of innovative makers, each with a unique perspective, and they aren’t afraid to experiment to develop the best work possible for our clients,” said Rogers.
Rogers has collaborated with many agencies, helming the postproduction for national brands such as Cenex, American Family Insurance, Target, Indian Motorcycle, Subaru, Great Clips, Toro, Arby’s, Yoplait, Purina, InterContinental Hotels, and Boston Scientific.
Ekstrand joins Ditch from Motion504 where she was a producer, and previously from Block & Tackle, a New York creative studio, where she was a production manager working on projects for clients National Geographic, SYFY, FX, and ESPN.
“With her background in motion graphics and animation, Jennie is a perfect fit to help grow that part of our business, and further expand our creative services,” said Howard. Ekstrand has jumped right into work at Ditch, serving as associate post producer on spots for Cenex, Pentair, Polaris Slingshot, Minnesota Lottery, Cub Cadet, and 3M.