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DOJO has named Chris Masse to the new position of creative director, reporting to partners/ECDs Mauro Alencar and Geoff Edwards. Masse was the agency's first ever employee when it launched two years ago, and has created campaigns for LG, Activision's Call of Duty franchise, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Logitech, Ultimate Ears and AT&T. Prior to working advertising, Masse was a member of the band eN-DoR-PHiN for 12 years, recording three albums. He started his career at Media Logic in Albany, NY, where he worked as senior designer on clients Visa, Bank of America, MVP Healthcare. In 2006, he moved to San Francisco and worked on brands such as Magellan, SanDisk, and Dreyer's/Edy's Ice Cream.

Ayzenberg Group has appointed Simon Ward as director. Ward's previous role was global business development director for Interbrand's technology division BrandWizard in New York. Prior to that, he served at Interbrand London, in-house at Lexus UK, and at Clark Hooper: BBDO. The move comes as West Coast-based Ayzenberg, best known for video game advertising, is growing its specialist integrated services, including pure advertising, media planning, social, digital, mobile and branded content.

Danixa Diaz, formerly director of business development at Imaginary Forces (pictured), and Ed Rivero (EP at Cortez Brothers) have founded iartists, a new company representing directors, designers, animators, visual effects pros, storytellers and digital experts, in Los Angeles. The iartists roster currently includes Prologue and Superfad for broadcast, gaming and US Hispanic commercial representation; and exclusive representation of creative shop Iron Claw, Uruguay-based VFX and motion graphics studio Aparato, Madrid-based VFX house La Huella, and COPA, a virtual creative entity founded by visual effects experts Alex Frisch (founder of Method Studios) and former Rhinofx partner Vico Sharabani.
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