has hired John Messum as a creative director working on the global
DHL account. Messum joins from HMDG, where he was executive
creative director since 2009. Prior to that, he was executive
creative director and a founding partner of Leith London between
2001 and 2008. He also spent 12 years at Saatchi &
Saatchi, creating campaigns for British Airways, the Department
of Health and Silk Cut.
Definition 6 has added two new hires to its post-production team, Rich Mele as senior editor and Claire Joseph as client relations manager. Both will be based in its New York office. Mele, who joins from Trailer Park Inc., will be producing promos for broadcast and network clients, while Joseph will be managing the agency's client relationships. Her 20 year career includes work for production companies including Lee Hunt Associates and CathodeRay Club NY, as well as for MTV Networks. Both will report to Robert Ortiz, managing partner at Definition 6.
Blok Design has relocated from Mexico City back to Toronto, where it was originally founded in 1998 by Vanessa Eckstein. The agency has also hired Marta Cutler as partner. Cutler is a copywriter with over twenty years of experience in advertising, including stints at Cossette and MacLaren McCann.