180LA has hired Jean and Devin Sharkey as a senior creative team. Previously, the duo were at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners where they created work for brands including Comcast, NBA, eBay, Nintendo and Propel.
Director Ash Bolland has joined the roster at Independent for European and UK representation. New Zealand-born Bolland's latest film is Never Extinguish, for Coca-cola's Burn energy drink, which he directed through Curious Sydney for Publicis Milan, and he has also directed for clients including HBO, MTV and Viva.
Optimus has promoted Mike Berg to editor. Berg, who currently has three national campaigns on the air (American Family Insurance, CDW and UPS) joined Optimus in 2007 from JWT, where he was an in-house editor.