Leo Burnett Chicago has hired Peter Albrycht as director of digital production, reporting to Vincent Geraghty, EVP, executive director of production for Leo Burnett. Albrycht joins the agency from Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis where he served as director of digital production. Previously, he worked as executive interactive producer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Creative director Nuno Ferreira also moves to a new role as SVP, creative director of digital production, while executive producer Rob Allen will manage the digital delivery group and implement strategy for all digital engagements in the role of VP, director of technology.
Pulse Films has signed new production outfit Young Replicant, which is made up of Los Angeles-based director Alex Takacs, and a revolving cast of collaborators, to its roster. Takacs began making videos under the Young Replicant moniker while attending college in 2008. Working alongside creative partner and producer Joe Nankin, he has gone on to direct videos for indie records from M83 to Baths and Purity Ring. His first work for Pulse is a music video for The xx, Chained.
Directorial team Anthony Atanasio and Valerie Martinez have joined MTh (Motion Theory)'s commercial roster for U.S. representation. Since teaming up in 2004 after Atanasio's debut in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes, the two have created work for brands including Nintendo, Nike, Audi, Levis, McDonald's, Budweiser, General Motors and Toyota.
ClickFire Media has added executive creative director Bill Kay and senior account manager Robyn Pearson to its team. The pair will lead Click3Rx, a division of the studio devoted to creative technology for pharmaceutical marketing.