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- Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
David Walton Smith named head of film at digital agency Grow
People on the Move
- NORFOLK, Va.
Digital agency Grow has expanded its film and production capabilities with the addition of David Walton Smith as head of film, a new role at the Norfolk-based company. Smith will be charged with overseeing all content development and video production for the agency’s clients, which include Google, Spotify, adidas and Adult Swim.
“As we looked to expand our film and content offering, we sought someone with experience creating dynamic, forward-thinking work as well as global expertise,” said Grow’s CEO and executive creative director, Drew Ungvarsky. “David has an impressive background creating content for a diverse range of channels and audiences, and we are confident his experience will help us continue to create superior work for our clients.”
A multidisciplinary filmmaker and creative, Smith has produced commercials, as well as branded and documentary content, for brands like Google, Volvo, Mass Mutual, Hyundai and Aleve. Prior to joining Grow, he was a director and producer at CNN’s branded content division, Courageous Studio, where he created broadcast and web content for CNN’s global audiences.
Notable recent projects at Grow include Window Wonderland for Google Shopping, Madden GIFERATOR for EA Sports, as part of Google’s Art, Copy & Code initiative, as well as The Pursuit, an interactive, crime thriller game created with Oxygen Media.