Northwest-based creative production company Mmmmm Society has added director James Westby to its roster. In 2011, Westby directed, edited and wrote 'Rid of Me' which won Best Narrative Feature at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival and was acquired by Phase 4 Films; it will premiere on His other work includes 2006 feature 'Film Geek' and 'The Auteur', which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. His commercial work includes spots for Adidas and the University of Oregon.
The Sweet Shop's London office has added Alexander Brown to its roster of directors. Brown's work includes music videos, documentaries, artwork and photography including The Maccabees featuring Roots Manuva's 'Empty Vessels', James Blake's The Wilhelm Scream", and Liam Bailey's "It's Not The Same."
SapientNitro has apointed Alan Schulman as regional chief creative officer (CCO) for New York, reporting to Gaston Legorburu, worldwide chief creative officer. Schulman was previously founder and creative head of his own digital innovations company. Earlier in his career he served as creative director at McCann-Erickson NY, working with clients such as Coca-Cola and Sony, before co-founding Brand New World, a creative shop that specialized in emerging platforms, in 2004. He also served executive creative director in charge of digital programs at imc2 before founding his own company. He has worked on integrated campaigns as myM&M's 'Faces' for Mars/Wrigley, Diet Coke's 'Wear Red for Heart Truth' and Splenda Journeys' branded content series for Johnson & Johnson.
Colle+McVoy has hired Greg Scott in the new position of interactive creative director. Scott (pictured), joins the agency from Ogilvy and R/GA, and has experience working with Nike, IBM, Axe, Google, Goldman Sachs and Verizon. His role will be to help manage the Minneapolis-based agency's interactive group, which has also added six new staff members and promoted two employees. The new hires are Daniel Jenstad and Michael Seitz, both senior interactive designers; Daniel Hennessy and Jordan Smith, interactive designers; Michelle Swanson, copywriter and Dan Sundquist, interactive producer. Tiffany Handfeldt is promoted to senior interactive producer from interactive producer and Max Thorson is promoted to junior interactive creative developer from information technology coordinator.
Modus Operandi has hired former Wieden + Kennedy senior interactive producer Carl Whitehouse (center) as director of agency services along with technical lead Roy Martin (right). The duo has joined ModOp VP Shannon Clune (left) to manage the company's Portland office. At Wieden + Kennedy, Whitehouse produced M16, Cannes Lion, and One Show-winning campaigns. Prior to W+K, he was an interactive producer at CMD Agency. Martin has created campaigns and developed applications, content management, customer relations and e-commerce systems for clients including Electronic Arts, Nike, Microsoft, Smuckers and The YMCA.
T3 has named Joe Volpicelli senior vice president and executive creative director of its New York office. Volpicelli joins T3 from BBDO New York, where he spent the past 13 years, as vice president creative director, overseeing work on Lowe's and Arby's. His client experience also includes Bank of America, NYSE, Starburst, Snickers, Pizza Hut and the U.S. Navy. Prior to BBDO, Volpicelli held creative positions at Grey and Y&R, both in New York. He has won industry awards including Andy, Addy, Clio, Effie, London International and NY Festivals. Volpicelli will report to T3 chief creative pfficer, Jay Suhr, who manages the agency's overall creative department from Austin, Texas.