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Switch helps Sandy victims with "St Louis for Sandy" relief trucks initiative #STLforSandy

Check out, where the City of St. Louis engages residents to donate much needed supplies to victims of Sandy. The effort is the brainchild of Switch, an agency used to producing major events for its clients.

"The idea came up in a meeting here at Switch; knowing how many times we’ve done quick-turn, multi-faceted initiatives for our clients; it only made sense for us to mobilize our resources for this truly worthy cause. We all have friends, clients and relatives benefitting from these efforts. It really is as simple as one community helping another in need," said Switch Marketing Manager Andrew Mullins.


Brands in social media: Robert Taylor shows "fanatical support" for Rackspace

Robert Taylor, A.K.A "Robot Terror", accidentally became a Social Media professional from 2008 to 2011 while at Rackspace. He has since returned to his customer service roots and lives in Seattle, WA, which, appropriately enough, is home of the Cloud. Since Adland has been watching how brands engage in social media, with Kidsleepy listing the heroes and scoundrels of superstorm Sandy, and me discussing dark social in Adweek, we thought we'd talk to the people who have been the brands in social media.


Traveling Picture Show Company Names John Noble to Head Commercial Division

Production Company signs directors Mike Chaves and Andrews Jenkins.

HOLLYWOOD—The Traveling Picture Show Company has named advertising industry veteran John Noble to head its commercial production division as Executive Producer. Noble, who also becomes a partner in TPSC, brings broad experience in both agency and production company roles, including senior production posts with The Martin Agency, Element 79, Eyeball, and Optimus.

Director Scott McCullough

Director Scott McCullough Joins STORY

Director/cameraman marks his return to STORY with a 5-spot package for GMC and Digitas.

Continuing to grow its roster of commercial filmmakers, STORY has signed director/cameraman Scott McCullough for exclusive representation in the United States. It marks McCullough’s second time with STORY; he was earlier on staff from 2005 to 2008, when his credits included work for General Motors, The Home Depot and Jeep, among others. He marked his return to STORY by shooting a package of five spots for GMC and Boston agency Digitas.


RPA Appoints First Brand Experience Director

Santa Monica, Calif., November 7, 2012 – RPA, the largest advertising agency headquartered in Los Angeles, and the third-largest independent agency in the country, welcomes Albert Ocampo as RPA’s first-ever Brand Experience Director, reporting to Joe Baratelli, EVP, Chief Creative Officer.


jumP Scores Trifecta at LIAA

Fresh off a round of exciting wins at the 2012 AICE, Cannes and CLIO awards, jumP has done it again – with Editors Luis Moreno and Michael Saia taking home a trifecta of prizes in Editing from this year’s London International Advertising Awards.


Tool Brings on Top Interactive Designer Michael Sevilla

Tool boosts its already considerable in-house interactive team with the addition of noted designer Michael Sevilla as associate creative director. A multidisciplinary creative specializing in direction, branding, print, and all things interactive, Sevilla brings a fascination with the convergence of art, design, music, technology and life to his new role.


MAS Promotes James Alvich to Managing Director

MAS, an acronym for ‘music and strategy’, specializing in creative solutions for brands and agencies, is pleased to announce the promotion of founding partner and EP James Alvich to the role of managing director. An award-winning talent known for his ability to successfully manage client relationships while overseeing multi-million dollar TV, radio and online commercial productions, Alvich – who created MAS along with music vets Gabe Hilfer and Jim Black – is an indispensable part of the company’s mission.