Highdive Adds First Managing Director for 1986 Studios to Grow Video Production Arm

Highdive–an independently owned, full-service creative agency–announced today that Larissa Berringer has joined the agency as managing director of 1986 Studios, Highdive’s full-service, in-house production studio. Berringer comes to Highdive and 1986 Studios from The Mill where she was executive producer.

“With all the growth Highdive has seen over the last year, Larissa is the perfect leader to have at the helm as we broaden our production capabilities and offer more services to our existing clients and beyond,” said Jen Passaniti, head of production at Highdive and 1986 Studios. “Her extensive design and VFX experience will level up our post production capabilities and enable us to work as a creative-led studio. She truly cares for every part of the production process and goes the extra mile to make sure clients have the right artists involved in their projects to ensure their creative visions are realized.”

Berringer is responsible for expanding 1986 Studio’s capabilities, building and managing the production team and ensuring a quality experience day-to-day. She has extensive experience running post production studios and delivering high-end content for a variety of mediums with a focus on design, VFX, animation and technology.

“I feel so honored to be part of such a talented team,” said Larrisa Berringer, managing director of 1986 Studios. “I’ve always admired the agency’s work and am thrilled to help grow Highdive’s video production business and bring in new artists that align with client objectives and will bring campaigns to new heights.”

Founded in 2016, Highdive is an independently owned, full-service creative agency headquartered in Chicago. With a focus on creating work so powerful it cant be ignored, the agency has a simple promise: to create the healthiest client and agency relationships in the world. Led by four seasoned advertising executives who set out to create an agency made up exclusively of top performers across every discipline, Highdive is breaking the traditional agency model to deliver big ideas for brands including Jeep, Ram Trucks, Boost Mobile, Airheads, Fruit-tella, Lay’s, Beam Suntory and Rocket Mortgage. On a rapid growth trajectory, Highdive most recently landed second place on Ad Age’s A-List. The agency has been named Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year (Midwest, Gold) three times and in 2020 Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year (Gold, National). Highdive also ranked number one on Adweek’s 2020 Fastest Growing Agencies List.

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