Mullen has hired Peter Rosch, the copywriter on the "Susan Glenn" campaign from Axe, as group creative director at the Boston-based agency. Rosch joins from BBH in New York, where he worked on the Axe campaign. He was a freelancer from 2006-2009, working for Energy BBDO, BBDO, BBH, McCann, GSD&M, Publicis, ChiatDay, Ogilvy and CP+B among others, after an earlier stint as creative director with BBH from 2002-2005 working on Levi's, ING Direct and Rolling Stone Magazine. He has also spent time as as executive creative director at Lowe and Partners Worldwide and as a senior copywriter at BBDO, both in New York. He has directed commercials with both Humble Pictures and Sandwick Films for the Chicago White Sox, Samsung, Axe, LeatherMan, and Cartoon Network, and is also the author of a novel, My Dead Friend Sarah.
New York based hybrid production and post-production company humble has signed director / DP Jerry Dugan for US representation. Most recently humble and Dugan teamed up to capture extreme athlete Andy Bell running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain for Hotels.com. In his twenties, Dugan made a name for himself in the world of extreme sports: directing ten of his own snowboard films, and shooting for MTVSports and ESPN2. He moved into advertising and has directed for brands including American Express, Burger King, and AT&T as well as Hotels.com.
Deutsch LA has named producer Vic Palumbo as one of its partners. Palumbo joined Deutsch LA in 2009 and is currently EVP, director of integrated production. He has overseen spots such as "The Force" and "The Bark Side" for Volkswagen and "Michael" for PlayStation as well as Deutsch LA's digital activities. Prior to Deutsch, he was the director of integrated production at Fallon, Minneapolis and before that produced campaigns for Nike during six years at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland. His productions have earned seven Emmy nominations, including for Nike ""Move" in 2002.
RPA has promoted J Barbush, previously VP, associate creative director, to the newly created role of VP, creative social media director. Barbush will oversee all social media work for Honda, having recently helmed Honda's presence on Pinterest with CR-V "Leap List"-themed Pintermission campaign. He also led the creation of RPA's Culture Feed, featuring a variety of posts that focus on RPA Associates and office culture, including 60 seconds with Super Bowl Panda. He has worked for RPA for 17 years as a digital writer, working on projects for clients such as Acura, VH1's "Behind the Music," and Discovery Channel.
Paul Vitolins has joined Bang Music in New York as a senior recording engineer and sound designer whose principal focus will be in television programming, film and digital content. Vitolins has worked at Gray Martin Studios in LA, as well as independently for networks on scripted and 'reality' programming, including NBC, HBO, FX, MTV and TLC.