Channel 4 has promoted Alice Tonge to head of 4Creative, its in-house creative agency. Tonge, named one of AgeAge's Creatives You Need to Know earlier this year, previously was head of creative and design at 4Creative, in which role she oversaw the main channel rebrand in 2015 and the Rio Paralympics 2016 campaign We're the Superhumans, which won two black D&AD pencils and a film Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Lions. She will replace Chris Bovill and John Allison, who announced earlier this year that they were stepping down as joint heads of 4Creative to join Warner Music's creative content and production studio The Firepit.
Huge Oakland has appointed Mike Chamberlin to the role of managing director, while Nicholas Kim and David Lowrie-Reed join as GVP of strategy and VP of client services, respectively. Chamberlin joins the agency from Razorfish, where he was managing director of the San Francisco office. Prior to Razorfish, he was VP, director of strategy and innovation at EVB, before working at BBDO and Cutwater. Kim joins Huge Oakland from Prophet, a brand strategy and growth consultancy, where he was an associate partner. Lowrie-Reed, whose role will be to manage the Google business on the West Coast, was most recently SVP over Toyota Brands for George P. Johnson and group account director at Saatchi L.A. running the Enterprise group.
The Pia Agency, a women-owned/led agency, has expanded with a new office in Portland, Ore. With more than fifty staff in offices in San Diego and San Francisco, Pia plans to hire up to 40 creative, technical and account staff in the coming year. One of the agency's first hires is Marie Murphy, a creative director who most recently was at Razorfish. Her experience includes working with brands including T-Mobile, MillerCoors, Best Buy, Microsoft, Target, Mitsubishi, Nike and Kaiser Permanente. Pia has also brought on board two associate creative directors, Sean Donnell and Carl VanderZandenden, who have worked at Razorfish and Wieden & Kennedy, respectively.
Santa Monica-based creative agency Enso has hired copywriter Mustafa "Moose" Ulker to join its team. Ulker comes to Enso from New York's Berlin Cameron, where he served as copywriter, producing campaigns for Capital One, MyHeritageDNA.com and Lexus. Prior to Berlin Cameron, he contributed at agencies in New York and Los Angeles including Taxi, 72andSunny and Ignition Creative. He launched his career at the Miami Ad School in Istanbul, San Francisco, and New York.
Kansas City-based agency Barkley has hired Matt Pruett and Chris Cima as creative directors. Prior to Barkley, Cima was a creative director at Victors & Spoils and R/GA, where he led teams on Royal Caribbean, Crocs, Verizon and The New York Times. Earlier in his career he worked at TM Advertising, where he worked on ebranding American Airlines after 9/11. At Barkley, he will work on Spirit Airlines, Missouri Lottery, Britax, WaWa and Big O Tires. Pruett joins Barkley from Olson and previously worked at Carmichael Lynch and Colle+McVoy on clients including Subaru, Jack Link's Snacks, Indian Motorcycle and Bissell Floor Care. In his role at Barkley, he will help lead efforts on Dairy Queen, Russell Athletic and Dice.