Orlando and Memphis based agency evok advertising has added several new members to its Orlando team. Chris LeBlanc (pictured, left) joins as creative director, with over 18 years industry experience working with brands including Subway, Vibe Magazine, Tommy Boy Records, Split Clothing, Kimpton Hotels, Zapp's Potato Chips, Sheraton Resorts, Black Fly and Tony Chachere's. Casey Koppenhoefer joins as digital strategy manager, having worked as an interactive strategist covering all aspects of the digital arena. Account manager Darin Dueh has five years experience as an account executive, and began his career interning at The Martin Agency, while Christine Byelick has worked in agencies on accounts including Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Raydon and Subway.
The Ebeling Group (headed by executive producer, Mick Ebeling, left) is expanding its Venice, California office by creating a film and content division and has hired Sarah Carleton, formerly with Lion's Gate, to work on production. The company's West Coast production arm will be the centralized production office for commercials as well as content and longer format projects, while the New York office will continue all East Coast commercial production. The group's clients have included Marvel, for which it has recently created 'One-Shots', short films introducing new plots, unraveling storylines and ideas for future Marvel films and Avenger characters, as well as Volkswagen, Mercedes, Miller Genuine Draft, Kellogg's, Macy's, Target, Diesel, Sony, Delta, TBS and HBO.
Marge Casey & Associates has signed New York-based photographer Carlo Van de Roer, whose past clients include American Express, Kiehl's, Quiksilver, Roxy, Sprite, and Subaru, for representation. Van de Roer's work includes The Portrait Machine, in which he photographed family, friends, artists and public figures such as Miranda July, Aurel Schmidt, Terence Koh and author James Frey using a modified Polaroid camera developed in the 1970s by an American scientist in an attempt to record what a psychic might see. The work exhibited in the M+B gallery in Los Angeles earlier this year.