Coulson and Chapman will sign on as creative directors. Advance Guard producer Victoria Fishel also comes on board. Partner Coulson formerly hails from JWT and McCann Erickson, where he worked on and was creator of pop culture blog YesButNoButYes. Chapman is a social media vet and is behind music podcast Accident Hash as well as Managing the Gray, on which he helps to educate listeners on navigating the social media landscape. . .Former USA Today advertising reporter Theresa Howard has signed to Crispin Porter + Bogusky as a copywriter. . .
Ben Arno, former global business director at DDB, has joined S.F.-based digital agency Organic as VP, engagement management. . .
Director Melissa Silverman, who got her start at MTV directing and conceiving campaigns featuring celebrities like Conan O'Brien, The Foo Fighters, Madonna and Donald Trump and eventually moved into commercial work for clients like Motorola, Starz/Directv, Universal and Revlon, has signed to Humble for commercials representation. . .
Director Marshall Vernet has signed to BeachHouse Films for spots and new media representation. . .
Seattle-based DNA has signed a slew of new creative hires: project management director Jenn Brandow arrives from Publicis; Joe Gerlitz, formerly of Copacino, joins as senior copywriter; Ann Fogarty, previously of Zaaz comes on board as senior designer; Adrian Dickerson and Cailen Guhl, both formerly of Crispin Porter + Bogusky join as copywriter and art director, respectively; Brian Coulthard joins from HL2 as IT director and former WongDoody staffer Mike Quirk comes comes on board as production designer.