Street Talk for April 29, 2022
Sean Maekawa (l) and Tamara Gavric

Global creative collective Thinkingbox has opened an office in New York, naming Christine Clark as its managing partner. Clark previously led the Toronto Thinkingbox office, growing the team from three to 35+ people, establishing Thinkingbox in that Canadian market in 2016, and growing the agency’s presence on the East Coast. The new NYC office is the fifth for Thinkingbox, joining Los Angeles and Salt Lake City (Utah) in the U.S., alongside Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. Thinkingbox currently works with Pinterest, Verizon, Chobani, NBCU, and several other NYC-based brands and agencies and plans to grow the current four-person office into a force to service that office’s clients fully.

Culver City, Calif.-based creative marketing agency Compadre has added Sean Maekawa as executive producer and Tamara Gavric as sr. producer. Maekawa joins Compadre following a tenure at Hook, where he most recently served as EP, working with such clients as Amazon, Mailchimp, and Google. For the latter, he spearheaded the FWA Award-winning “Life of Your Code” interactive experience. Before that, Maekawa was a digital/social producer at Ignition, where he produced Clio Award-winning campaigns for theatrical and home entertainment releases for ABC, Sony Entertainment, Warner Bros., ESPN, and more. Prior to Compadre, Gavric held the same title at Hook, where she produced multimedia brand and interactive content for Cameo, Google, and Mailchimp. Previous tenures included Wondros and Trailer Park. At Wondros, Gavric ascended to a creative producer role, working on story-driven video content for clients such as National Institutes of Health, Open Society Foundations, and XPRIZE. At Trailer Park, her work spanned home entertainment campaigns, packaging, web assets, and print collateral for entertainment properties from Warner Bros., Disney+, and Netflix. 


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