LOGAN Adds Kevin Batten as New LA Managing Director

LOGAN has added ex-Superfad partner Kevin Batten as its new LA Managing Director. His immediate focus will include helping to build upon LOGAN’s talent pool, creating new revenue streams, and developing a cohesive brand message across both offices that speaks to the company’s design heritage and live-action and VFX evolution. Batten will focus on maintaining the studio’s strong culture of teamwork while adding new directorial and design talent.


Kevin Drew Davis now the CCO of DDB Canada

If you've seen Kevin Drew Davis tweeting about Canada recently, you might already be running an office pool on where he's heading after Digitas. He is now the CCO of DDB Canada, watching over Vancouver and Edmonton as well as Toronto but will be present in the Toronto office.

This DDB office is one of the coolest looking offices in Canada, with great accounts like Subaru, McDonalds Esso, Canadian Tire and Crime Stoppers.

While Kevin was at Digitas they won clients like Sprint, eBay, Taco Bell, Whirlpool mass brands and Kao. You may recall the Feed the beat for Taco Bell, and the "thank you" campaign that won eBays first Clio award.


Tom Feiler and Tribal Worldwide Say “Toys Shouldn’t Play for You”

Feiler, who is represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, directs three ads that poke fun at digital toys.

Tom Feiler has directed three web spots for the Toronto-based children’s store Kol Kid and Tribal Worldwide Toronto. The spots cleverly communicate how tech toys can’t always fulfill the joy of traditional toys. The ads are the centerpiece of a new, multi-faceted campaign for the store celebrating the value of “simple play.”


HUSH Elevates Design Culture With Client Savvy Expansion Led by Banner, Rodriguez, and McGrath

HUSH augments their brand-centered design culture with staff additions and the signing of seasoned talents Gabe Banner and Dan Rodriguez to leadership positions. Rodriguez will assume the role of Director of Engagement in an effort to support HUSH’s intimate, long-term client relationships by facilitating communication between design phases and project cycles. Banner is the newly appointed Director of Production, structuring all projects and decoding even the most perplexing design challenges. With these two new roles, Ryan McGrath will become the Director of Operations in order to focus his relentless energy on the studio’s core functions, including work processes, growth strategies, fiscal responsibility, best practices, and the foundations of client engagement, particularly at a project’s initial phases.


Utopic Signs Motion Graphics Designer Kevin O’Rourke

Utopic president, Jan Maitland, announced today that award-winning motion graphics artist Kevin O’Rourke has joined the hybrid digital media company’s roster of talent.
A graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan, O’Rourke is a multi-disciplined artist whose motion graphics work brings his mastery of animation, digital and traditional illustration, special effects, contemporary and classic design, typography and cell animation to a diverse body of work in the commercial, broadcast and digital arenas.


Nomad Recruits Talent Incubator Denise Sante

Nomad is committing to long-term talent cultivation and growth with the addition of Denise Sante as Executive Producer. Touted for her people skills and keen instinct for connecting agencies with the right talent, Sante will focus on nurturing Nomad’s team of editors and post-production specialists, getting the most out of their broad skillsets.

Scott McGehee and David Siegel

Directing Duo Siegel & McGehee Joins Bully Pictures

Directors of “What Maisie Knew” and “The Deep End” enter the advertising market for the first time.

LOS ANGELES - David Siegel and Scott McGehee, the directing duo behind such acclaimed films as The Deep End, Bee Season, Uncertainty and Suture, has signed with Bully Pictures for exclusive, national representation in commercials. Siegel & McGehee’s current film, What Maisie Knew, starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard, has been received with glowing reviews.


Sonzero Films Joins Forces with Bang Bang Films to Form New Joint Venture in India

LOS ANGELES—International Director Jim Sonzero and Bang Bang Films, India’s International production company, have joined forces to create a unique joint venture- SONZERO FILMS INDIA/BANG BANG. Primarily focused on beauty, lifestyle and storytelling, the new boutique has just completed its inaugural project, L’Oreal Fall Repair campaign with Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, and will be shooting another spot for L’Oreal starring Aishwarya Rai at the beginning of August.

Jennifer Moody

The Colonie Adds Senior Motion Graphics Designer Jennifer Moody

Editorial studio continues to add to its post-production services as part of an overall expansion.

CHICAGO— The Colonie, the boutique editorial and post production studio, has added Senior Motion Graphic Designer Jennifer Moody to its creative team. Moody will work alongside Senior Motion Graphics Designer Lyndsay McCully, who joined the company five years ago, in designing and producing graphic elements for commercials and other projects.

No Means No

“No Means No”: Accomplice’s Hans Petter Moland Wins Gold Lion at Cannes for Public Service Ad that Changed Norwegian Rape Law