Mophonics Moves to Miami, Plus Loads of new GCDs

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L.A.-based music company Mophonics is settling into their newest space, a massive Miami Design District warehouse shared with editorial company Lucha Libre. Michael Frick, executive producer and founder, explained the move. "We've been working with some producers and artists down there," Frick says, "It's kind of going to evolve into a full-scale post-production conglomerate." In addition to using the company's direct link to iTunes as a label for Miami-based talent, Frick counts further tapping the Latin market and giving Mophonics East Coast presence as additional motivations for the move. ... Seattle's Cole & Weber promoted Jim Elliot to creative director and partner, replacing the spot left open by Guy Seese, now at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. ... Former TBWA/Chiat/Day/N.Y. creative director Joel Rodriguez joined Fallon Minneapolis as group creative director. ... TBWA/Chiat/Day/N.Y. has appointed Anthony Sperduti, formerly a freelancer, and Adam Alshin, formerly of Taxi and Fallon's New York offices, to group creative directors working on the Sprint account. ... Nikki Fox has joined's London office as executive producer. ...DDB/N.Y. promoted Scott Grayson and Richard Sharp to group creative directors. ... Much is in motion at TRUE Agency, with former chief operating officer Valencia Gayles' promotion to president, Perry Fair rejoining as executive creative director and relocation of the Los Angeles offices to a penthouse in Playa Del Rey. ... McCann Erickson/N.Y. has hired art director John Doyle. Doyle as the executive creative director of the agency's Design and Brand Innovation group. ... The Syndicate in Santa Maria added Ben Grossman as VFX supervisor and creative director. . RIOT added Matthew McManus, formerly at Radium, as executive producer. ... Durham, North Carolina agency The Republik hired Dale Avis as art director/designer. ... Hollywood's Uber Content added former Park Pictures director Ramaa Mosely to their roster.
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