Landor Associates has promoted Peter Knapp to the new role of global creative officer. The position will rotate annually, with someone different taking the reins each year. Knapp, who has been with Landor for nearly 20 years, will continue to be based in its London office, performing his duties as executive creative director of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, while also taking on these new responsibilities.
New York based animation production company Blacklist has signed Canadian visual design and animation studio Tendril to its roster for US representation. Launched in 2010 by Brazilian-Canadian directorial team Chris Bahry and Alexandre Torres, Tendril has worked on projects for brands including Nike, Bluecross Blue-Shield, Adidas , Coke, Samsung, Hershey's, Warner Bros.,The Discovery Channel, Japan Railways, National Geographic Channel, CBC, Bell Canada and WWWF. Since joining Blacklist, Tendril has completed campaigns for the US market for US Cellular, via Riney, and Comcast, via The Martin Agency.
Finch has signed director Derin Seale to its Sydney roster. His 2010 short QATAR helped Qatar win the 2022 soccer World Cup. He has also directed action sequences in feature films such as Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr Ripley. Other clients include New Zealand's Transport Authority.