Independent, creative and strategic agency The Distillery Project (TDP) has hired Eric Cosper as creative director. He will work on the agency’s Arrow Electronics and Ferguson Enterprises accounts and new business. Cosper will report to founder/chief creative officer John Condon.
Cosper believes every marketing problem is a creative puzzle waiting to be solved with a simple, well-crafted idea. Agencies he’s worked at include Wieden+Kennedy, BBDO, and Fallon, and brands he’s partnered with include Nike, ESPN, GE, Citibank, Coca-Cola, and T-Mobile. He’s picked up assorted industry awards and even a primetime commercial Emmy nomination for GE’s “Childlike Imagination,” for which he served as a sr. creative director during his tenure at BBDO NY. Directed by Dante Ariola of MJZ, “Childlike Imagination” earned the Emmy nod in 2014. It depicted a girl dreaming about the amazing things her mom makes as a GE employee. This piece underscored how GE is stretching the limits of human imagination to create brilliant machines which positively impact society.
Additionally, Cosper’s work on Charles Schwab, CitiBank and GE has been awarded Effies, affirming his belief that the power of an idea can move business.
“Eric has worked on a wide variety of some of the world’s best-known brands at some very highly regarded agencies,” said Condon. “He brings a wealth of experience, along with a proven ability to create ideas and craft them in a way that demands consideration. And on top of that, he’s a really good guy.”
Founded in April 2012, Chicago-based TDP has a client roster which in addition to Arrow Electronics and Ferguson Enterprises includes Meijer, Caterpillar and Fresh Thyme.