Goodpenny Inks Two Top Editors

Creative Studio Goodpenny has welcomed top editors John Marinis and Sven Herrmann into its fold. The additions come on the heels of Goodpenny’s Telly Award-winning spot for H&M, Grammy Award-winning mix for Jimmy Fallon’s Blow Your Pants Off, and score for the highly acclaimed Sleepwalk with Me.

Marinis brings vast experience to the Goodpenny edit team, with a reel that includes work for ESPN, Johnnie Walker, Olay, Hershey’s, YouTube, Kenneth Cole, Volkswagen, Tanqueray, and Nissan, among many others. He has collaborated with a torrent of top agencies and directors while working at many of New York’s top shops, including Cutting Room, Crew Cuts and Cut+Run. With an upbeat and vibrant approach to editing, Marinis emphasizes collaboration and fun as keys to his success.
“Goodpenny just felt like a natural fit,” Marinis says. “It’s a highly creative, open, and collaborative environment. I am excited to join the team and grow with the company as well as with my new colleagues.”

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The complains say that the campaign trivializes work of animal charities and child protection agencies. The ad, below, which plays out the scenarios straight faced and with no hint of it being fake until one sees the marmite jars, can just like Marmite leave a bad taste for those who don't like it.

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Why you still need to sing for your supper.

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This is sad for a few reasons.

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Menta - Rooster-bat / open 24-7

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Big brands are buying fraud ad inventory on youtube

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LG promo event with BB guns and knives injures 20 people

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Yes. Knives on sticks.

Thrown at helium filled balloons.

Nope, no way that could go wrong.

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