- Monday, Aug. 15, 2016
The Escape Pod, an independent advertising agency in Chicago, has named Heather Hayden as its director of talent. Formerly sr. creative recruiter at Havas Worldwide Chicago, Hayden will be responsible for recruiting and retaining top talent and building upon the agency’s unique culture during a time of significant growth. Hayden’s appointment follows The Escape Pod’s recent acquisition of digital experience studio ORA Interactive, which grew the agency’s headcount by 30 percent and bolstered its full-service capabilities.
Hayden is an industry veteran with extensive experience on both the agency and production sides. She has held account management roles at Element 79, FCB Chicago, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, and Flair Communications, as well as serving as Midwest production company representative for Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hum Music, Chicago-based MK Films and NYC-based The Wilderness.