Droga5 has announced two promotions: Jonny Bauer as chief strategy officer, and Ted Florea as head of brand planning. Both are newly created roles. Bauer, (left), previously head of strategy, will oversee Droga5's brand planning, digital strategy and analytics departments and focus on global growth and new opportunities for the agency. He has been with Droga5 since 2008, and under his leadership the agency was awarded a gold Effie for its Approved by Yiayia campaign for Athenos and a gold and bronze Effies for its Decode Jay-Z with Bing campaign.
Florea, (left) previously group strategy director on Prudential, will manage and lead all day-to-day aspects of brand planning. He joined the agency in January 2012. He was worked on brands such as De Beers, Smirnoff, Kleenex, Netflix, Hyundai, Doritos, and Chevrolet, received a Grand Ogilvy Award in Advertising Research for his work on Cheetos and a Cannes Gold Lion for his insights on Doritos Hotel 626.
RPA has added six new creatives to its team. Antonio Marcato joins the agency as a senior art director from Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where his portfolio included Chevrolet, Sprint, Comcast and Cheetos, while Suzie Yeranosyan (also from Goodby Silverstein) and Quinn Killick join as junior art directors. Brian Frost arrives as senior copywriter from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, while Lior Ben-Aharon joins as copywriter and Jenaca Holmes joins as social media writer.
Nola Pictures has added director Bruce Hurwit to its roster. Hurwit is known for his work on Little Caesars, whose spots are in MoMa's permanent collection, and has won Cannes Lions, CLIOs, and AICP awards. His TV credits include the movie and series Re-Animated for Cartoon Network, the New York TV Festival-winning Split the Difference, and upcoming 2013 TV series, Exhumed.
Hello! has added filmmaker Ron Fricke to its roster. His commercial work includes campaigns for Jeep, Holland America, Star Alliance and Nokia while his film work includes Koyaanisqatsi, a nonverbal art film, Baraka and forthcoming release Samsara.
Entertainment marketing agency Bigsmack has appointed Matt Hall as creative director. Since 2007 Hall has been working as freelance creative director/designer and most recently worked on projects for NBC Sports, Discovery Networks and Microsoft. He worked for Bigsmack chief creative Andy Hann at Concrete Pictures, Los Angeles, from 2004-2007 and before that was at the design/visual effects house3 Ring Circus, Los Angeles.
MassMarket has added flame artist Gavin Camp to its Los Angeles office. Camp joins MassMarket from The Mill, where he worked on projects such as as "Old Spice: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" directed by Tom Kuntz of MJZ for Wieden+Kennedy; "Rhapsody" directed by Dante Ariola of MJZ for Droga5; "Audi: Chase" directed by Ivan Zacharias of Smuggler for Venable Bell & Partners; "Activition: Wolverine Captivity" directed by Rupert Sanders of MJZ for Toy; and "Playstations: Mural" directed by Filip Engstrom of Smuggler for Deutsch.