• Monday, Mar. 30, 2020
People on the Move
Ammolite names Kirsten Arongino as its first managing director
Kirsten Arongino
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Hybrid creative and production studio Ammolite has hired Kirsten Arongino in the new company role of managing director.

Arongino was most recently head of production at Yard NYC. A veteran agency producer with 25 years of experience, she has worked with agencies including Deutsch and Ogilvy & Mather and she was VP/executive producer at Publicis. She has produced projects for brands including Honda, Gap, Campari, Tiffany & Co., and Walmart. Arongino will be based in New York City and grow Ammolite’s presence on the East Coast, as well as in Los Angeles and London. 

Founded by award-winning director Emil Nava, Ammolite is a full-service creative studio specializing in multidisciplinary storytelling across genres. The studio’s roster of directors, photographers, and designers has produced 360° campaigns for broadcast, digital, social, and experiential spaces for clients including GAP, Spotify, Walmart, and Mercedes-Benz. 

Nava launched Ammolite in 2016 as a community of youthful makers who create integrated cross-genre experiences for brands and artists alike. Nava has been instrumental in forming long-lasting relationships with emerging artists and taking them to the international level. Nava has collaborated and established a deep trust with artists including Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, and Eminem. Nava’s inventive approach to creativity is measured in dozens of billions of views and much work carrying a significant cultural impact.

Arongino said, “I first worked with Ammolite as a client–––Emil directed a  Gap holiday campaign I produced when I was at Yard. It was a fantastic experience and a glimpse into Ammolite’s unique strengths as a company. They are deeply connected to culture, and approach projects in a nimble, holistic way that moves at the speed and sensibility of our evolving business. The ability to solve problems in inventive ways is particularly apt at this moment. I’m thrilled to be working alongside Emil to expand on the superb foundation he’s built, and to be a part of bringing this array of diverse and unique voices, tastemakers, and storytellers to a wider ad and brand audience.”

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