Roden (pictured, left) is returning to CP+B, having previously worked at the agency in 2007-2008. He was most recently integrated creative director at Saatchi in LA and before that, he worked at TBWA/Chiat/Day, David and Goliath, and Ogilvy among others. In his 18 year advertising career, 13 of which have been digitally focused, Roden has worked across brands like Burger King, American Express, Coca-cola, Nike, Toyota, Activision, Yahoo, Kia, Audi, Volvo, VW and Domino's. He has won at Cannes (Lions, Cyber Lions and Titanium Lions), the Clios, One Show and One Show interactive, Communication Arts, D&AD, and the London International Awards.
ACNE Production is opening an office in London and has appointed former CHI & Partners executive Ben Clark as managing director/executive producer. The office will be ACNE's fifth, after Stockholm, LA, Paris & Berlin. Clark joined CHI & Partners in 2002 and served as head of broadcast production for the last two years of his tenure, producing work for brands such as Drench, Samsung, Talk Talk, Lexus and Vodafone.
Believe Media has appointed Jannie McInnes as executive producer, based in its New York office. McInnes joins from Revolver in Canada, and was previously creative director for recording artist Feist. Her experience includes producing and overseeing productions for directors including Floria Sigismondi, Patrick Daughters, Joseph Kahn and Hype Williams.
Luma Pictures has appointed Vicki Mayer as executive producer, commercial content. She will be responsible for overseeing advertising-related VFX project work, staffing the growing commercial wing and expanding and establishing client relationships. Mayer has worked as an agency producer and VFX producer at companies including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Saatchi & Saatchi, 72andSunny, EVB, Dentsu, Rock Paper Scissors and Digital Domain. She has worked with brands such as HP, Toyota, Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Diet Coke, Visa, Lexus, Smirnoff, 2K Sports, Juicy Fruit, Altoids and Bridgestone. Her short film, The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306, received a nomination at the 81st Academy Awards in the 'Documentary Short Story' category.
Holiday Films has signed Sean Thonson to its roster for Canadian representation. Thonson has directed spots for automakers including BMW, Mercedes and Lexus, as well as clients including Gillette, Dow, Sears, and Dove. This year, Thonson captured the spirit of Canadian adventure in a 16-spot campaign for Travel Alberta titled 'Remember to Breathe'.
Baldwin&, Raleigh, has appointed April Mathis Lauderdale as art director, primarily on the agency's Burt's Bees account. Previously, Lauderdale was art director at Mother, New York, working on Bengay, Sugar in the Raw and Sour Patch Kids, for whom she helped create the brand's Method Man 'World Gone Sour' rap video.
Brand design specialist Erik Yang has joined Hush's roster following an extended run freelancing with the design company. Yang's experience includes work with Syfy, ABC, MTV, Toyota, American Express, the New York Public Library and Art Directors Club. He is already working on a concept and installation project for Nike, environmental and digital design projects for two fashion brands, and concept development for digital experiences.
Indianapolis agency Young & Laramore has appointed Kevin Wood as digital experience producer. Wood reports to executive creative director and principal Carolyn Hadlock and will oversee digital production across agency clients, such as Brizo, Schlage and Farm Bureau. Previously, Wood was owner and digital strategist at Kevin Wood Interactive in Indianapolis.