Believe Media is launching iBelieve, a digital and interactive division, to be headlined by director David van Eyssen. iBelieve reunites Believe Media co-founder Luke Thornton (pictured) and van Eyssen, who created interactive media content under the Believe Media banner when the company was originally founded in January 2000, including the BMW Films series. Van Eyssen went on to develop original Internet content with his company, Science2Fiction Transmedia, including his six-episode series "RCVR".
Trollback + Company has added creative director Elliott Chaffer to its team. Chaffer has nearly 20 years of experience working in the United States, Europe and Asia. He was most recently a creative director at Loyalkaspar. Chaffer has worked with clients including ABC, USA Networks, Disney XD, Marvel, NFL, and Nickelodeon, as well as music artists Jay-Z, U2, Shakira, and The WHO, among others.
Ogilvy has appointed Jon Morgan as creative director/copywriter at its Chicago office. Morgan joins after several years as a copywriter in New York at shops including R/GA, JWT and Publicis. He has also done stints at McGarryBowen and MTV Networks. His experience includes on- and off-line work for the likes of Citibank, JetBlue, Bud Light, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Kraft, Trident, Miracle Whip, the Andy Awards and MTV Networks. With a concentration in digital, Morgan will work on accounts including SC Johnson, Huggies, American Family Insurance and others.
New York-based audio post production company Heard City has appointed mixer Eric Warzecha to its team. Prior to joining Heard City, Warzecha spent 13 years at Sound Lounge, where he worked his way up from intern to mixer. He has worked on campaigns for DirecTV, Comcast, AT&T, Chobani, Garnier and others.
Dallas-based Fast Cuts Edits has added 10 people to its roster in the last few weeks, a move that nearly doubles its total creative staff. Joining the company is executive producer Lisa Hill, who shares the responsibility with longtime Fast Cuts EP Julie Koellner, as well as editors, sound designers and producers. The new staff members were all veterans of the editorial company N2O, founded by Hill.