• Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
Shannon McGlothin joins Omelet as group creative director
Shannon McGlothin
LOS ANGELES -- 

Shannon McGlothin has been appointed group creative director at Omelet, a branding, marketing and entertainment company. He is helping to l ead creative efforts for the company’s clients, and reports to Sarah Anderson, partner and chief creative officer.

McGlothin has already been a lead on several key Omelet endeavors including global and integrated campaigns for Microsoft as well as upcoming work for Red Bull.

With 15 years of experience overseeing strategic and creative engagements at agencies like Wieden + Kennedy and Crispin Porter + Bogusky, McGlothin most recently came from Leo Burnett where he served as the Samsung Global executive creative director. Throughout his career, McGlothin has worked with brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, The GAP and Electronic Arts, and has been lauded by Cannes, CLIO, D&AD, and The One Show.

Omelet creates integrated campaigns for brands including AT&T, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Moët & Chandon and Whole Foods Market. The company also has divisions including Omelet Studio, Omelet To Go, and Omelet Brands to create original brand programming, live interactive experiences and original owned intellectual property.

  • Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Publicis Seattle hires Jason Lucas as executive creative director
Jason Lucas
SEATTLE, Wash. -- 

Publicis Seattle has appointed Jason Lucas as executive VP, executive creative director. Reporting to CCO Andrew Christou, Lucas will be responsible for overseeing the creative department on the T-Mobile account.

An East Coast native, Lucas relocated to Seattle from VML in New York, where he was a creative director working on clients including Valvoline and Campbell's V8.

Before that, Lucas worked at a variety of large agencies, digital boutiques and startups including BBDO NY and Deep Focus. His track record also includes freelance work. While at BBDO NY, his work for M&M’s, Snickers and FedEx won him numerous awards including a Cannes Lion, One Show Pencils, ADDYs and OMMA Awards. Specifically, FedEx’s DropWatch app, which gives last-minute customers the closest truck that can still accept their package, took home awards at One Show, the ADDYs and Communication Arts. In addition, Lucas played a key role in the lauded M&M Pretzel launch.

  • Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Joinery signs director Georgi Banks-Davies for U.S. representation
Georgi Banks-Davies
LOS ANGELES -- 

Director Georgi Banks-Davies has signed with Joinery for U.S. representation. Her clients include Coca Cola, South African Airways, InterContinental Hotels, Shell, Ericcson, BMW and Credit Suisse.

Banks-Davies began directing commercials at the BBC after graduating from film school, quickly poached by CNN International soon after to direct content for the network’s global coverage of news, current affairs, politics and sports. That tenure allowed Banks-Davies to develop her unique, evocative style of storytelling that focuses on shared human emotions framed in a boldly cinematic style:

“Jamaica” for Coca Cola exemplifies this approach. It’s absorbing work shot on the Caribbean island that plays out as a fun, infectious ride full of atmosphere and character. “Soul” for AT&T through BBDO NY also features beautifully considered moments of family life.

Banks-Davies is currently in post wrapping projects for Kohler through O&M, India, plus work for T-Mobile through DDB, Hamburg that follows on from her previous successful World Cup campaign. Two online films for Nivea through AKQA, London will also be released in upcoming weeks. Prior to Joinery, Banks-Davies was with Mad Heart in the U.S.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
King And Country hires Lisa Miller as managing director of networks & brands
Lisa Miller
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- 

Design-centric production company King and Country has hired industry vet Lisa Miller as managing director of networks & brands. The appointment comes as King and Country continues to widen its footprint in the entertainment marketing business. The company recently completed projects for FOX Sports, Golf Channel, History Channel, NBC, and Travel Channel.

Prior to joining King and Country, Miller was VP of integrated marketing at Los Angeles-based entertainment creative agency mOcean, where she spent the last six years. Miller entered the media industry working in news at ABC and FOX affiliates. Searching for a more creative outlet, she left the media and spent the next few years working with various production, design and editorial companies as a producer. In 2002, she joined Citizen Pictures, a Denver-based broadcast and commercial production company, as an executive producer before being promoted to senior executive producer.

Miller has worked on high-profile 360-degree campaigns, network rebrands, show launches and advertising for broadcast clients including ABC, CBS, Discovery Communications, Dish Network, Scripps Networks and Turner Broadcasting. She was also involved in the 10th Anniversary Campaign for Ellen and Warner Brothers Television, which won a Daytime Emmy.
 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Cyd Wilson named executive director of SAG Foundation
Cyd Wilson
LOS ANGELES -- 

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has appointed media marketing expert Cyd Wilson as its new executive director. Wilson, founder and president of Cyd Wilson Entertainment Marketing and long-time creative director of Time Inc’s. Style and Entertainment group of magazines, has forged philanthropic partnerships between the entertainment industry and leading corporations for more than 25 years, producing invaluable awareness and revenue for her clients and several Hollywood supported charities.

SAG Foundation president JoBeth Williams spoke for the Foundation’s Board stating, “Cyd is one of the powerhouses in the industry.  She has vision, passion and a drive to create a successful merging of corporate goals with humanitarian needs.  We look forward to working together to further the goals of the SAG Foundation.”

During her 20 year tenure at Time Inc., Wilson created and managed such high profile and press worthy annual events as the PEOPLE – Entertainment Industry Foundation SAG Awards Gala as well as InStyle’s Golden Globes, Grammy Fashion and L.A. Film Fest parties. A former hospital administrator, Wilson began her career in philanthropy in 1989, spending five years helping to establish the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation where she created the “A Time for Heroes” fundraiser, helping to put that organization on the map.

Of her new role, Wilson says, “My career in nonprofits began in Hollywood and coming to the SAG Foundation gives me an opportunity to return full circle and focus solely on the act of giving back to performing artists.  It is at once a challenge and a privilege to take the helm of an expanding philanthropic organization that is committed to providing an unrivaled level of career-enhancing programming and emergency assistance for working performers as well as advancing the cause of children’s literacy.

Wilson succeeds nonprofit veteran Jill Seltzer who served as executive director since 2011 and leaves the Foundation ready for its next chapter.

“I’ve very much enjoyed [my time at the SAG Foundation] and taken great pride in opening a new office and building the Actors Center in New York, taking the Performers Programs on the road to actors throughout the country, increasing the amount of online programming, stewarding the first-ever million dollar grant and putting an organizational structure in place. All of these accomplishments are the basis for the SAG Foundation to flourish as the national organization that it now is,” said Seltzer. “Having achieved these goals, the timing seems right to return to the broader philanthropic agenda that has been the focus of my work in the past.”

  • Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Tom Pettus named EVP, group creative director at Deutsch LA
Tom Pettus
LOS ANGELES -- 

Deutsch LA has hired Tom Pettus as executive VP, group creative director. He will act as creative lead in charge of social platforms across all accounts, and he will also lead HTC.

Pettus comes to Deutsch LA from Innocean, where he was VP/creative director. In that role, he provided creative direction and leadership for brand work produced for the agency’s clients, with an emphasis on digital platforms.

Prior to joining Innocean, Tom has been an award-winning writer, with over ten years of experience working at some of the most prestigious agencies, including R/GA, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Media Arts Lab. During that time, his work for Nike, Apple, Best Buy and Domino’s earned top awards at Cannes, The Clios, The ANDYs and London International Awards. 

  • Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
NuContext for comedy writer-director Vinny Lopez
Vinny Lopez
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 

Comedy writer-director Vinny Lopez has joined the directorial roster of NuContext Creative for national representation in TV promos, commercials/advertising and branded content.

Having collaborated with such high-profile celebrities as Jenny McCarthy, Terence Howard and Jane Lynch, Lopez has fine-tuned the craft of working with celebrity talent. A long-standing collaboration with VH1 has resulted in Lopez writing and directing a series of television promos for “The Jenny McCarthy Show,” “The Soul Train Awards,” “Do Something Awards,” as well as “Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular.” Lopez also writes, directs and stars in the popular web series “Two Jasperjohns.”

NuContext is headed by company founder/executive creative director Angela Guice. Earlier this year, NuContext took on the Rockhard directorial roster, including directors Robert Hales and Marc Klasfeld, for representation in TV promotion and branded content.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Mat Bisher promoted to exec creative director at McCann
Mat Bisher
NEW YORK -- 

Mat Bisher has been promoted from group creative director to executive creative director at McCann. In his new capacity, he will have responsibility on McCann’s global Microsoft account as well as New York’s Jose Cuervo business.

Bisher first joined McCann in 2005 as sr. art director, and was instrumental in developing the winning Microsoft pitch. In 2013, his “Have a Story” campaign helped win the Jose Cuervo account. Prior to joining McCann, Bisher was an art director at BBDO New York. His efforts at McCann have supported clients such as Verizon Wireless, MasterCard, Chevy, Nature Valley and Dentyne.

His work has been recognized by Cannes, the One Show, D&AD, the Webby awards, the AICP Show, Clio Awards, the International Andy Awards and the Favorite Website Awards (FWA). Bisher was key to the Nature Valley “Trail View” platform, ranked as one of the most-awarded digital campaigns in the world in 2013, according to The Gunn Report.
 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Mark Peters joins TBWA\Chiat\Day LA as creative director
Mark Peters
LOS ANGELES -- 

Mark Peters has been appointed creative director in the Los Angeles office of TBWA\Chiat\Day. He will be working across several agency accounts including Southwest Airlines, Nixon, Gatorade and NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles).

Peters joins TBWA from Deutsch LA, where he served for four years as sr. VP, creative director on the Volkswagen account. Prior to Deutsch, he was creative director at mcgarrybowen working on the Verizon account. He joined mcgarrybowen from GSD&M, where he was creative director on several brands including BMW, Kohler, AT&T, Legacy and L.L. Bean.

Earlier in his career, Peters enjoyed stints at both Ogilvy & Mather Los Angeles and The Martin Agency, working on Motorola, UPS, Olympus and Coke. A graduate of the University of Virginia,

  • Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Video production, casting division, new business hires at Sound Lounge
Michael Glennon
NEW YORK -- 

Sound Lounge, an audio post house in Manhattan, is continuing to expand its capabilities and areas of expertise with hires at its video production arm, casting division and new business department.

Michael Glennon will join Mister:-|Face, Sound Lounge’s creative video production arm as executive producer. An experienced integrated producer, Glennon has spent the last nine years producing content for such agencies as co:collective, Grey and JWT. Past clients include Nestle, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s Diageo, Rolex, HSBC, Microsoft, Kimberly Clarke, Energizer, Cadbury Adams, Jet Blue and Bloomberg.

Anthony Pichette joins Sound Lounge as on-camera casting director of its Sidecar Casting division. With over 14 years of experience, Pichette was previously a casting director for NYC’s Kipperman Casting, where he worked on large voiceovers, industrials and commercial campaigns ranging from Coke to Capri Sun, Kraft Singles, Nintendo Wii, Olive Garden, Pizza Hut, Six Flags and more. While at Kipperman Casting, he also assisted the in-house casting departments at networks such as Nickelodeon (Blues Clues), Sci-Fi, Food Network, Spike and MTV.

Sound Lounge has also added Shirley Ramos to its business development team. Ramos will oversee sales and business development for both Mister:-|Face and Sound Lounge. Previously, Ramos was director of business development at Click 3X and Pulse Music.

Additionally Michael Gullo has come aboard Sound Lounge as a producer. With a background in music and marketing, Gullo will help oversee production, scheduling and client relations at Sound Lounge.

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