Gyro London has
appointed Mike Shackle as executive creative director for its
London office, working across all its accounts including Virgin
Atlantic and HP. He previously worked at BBH New York as executive creative
director and prior to that as creative director at TBWA Singapore
and at Y&R/Enfatico
Beijing. He has worked on brands including Land Rover, Dell, Microsoft, Vaseline,
Singapore Airlines, Standard Chartered Bank and Caltex (Chevron
Texaco). His work has been recognized at Cannes, D&AD, One Show
and the CLIOs.
Pulse Films has signed new production outfit Young Replicant, which is made up of Los Angeles-based director Alex Takacs, and a revolving cast of collaborators, to its roster. Takacs began making videos under the Young Replicant moniker while attending college in 2008. Working alongside creative partner and producer Joe Nankin, he has gone on to direct videos for indie records from M83 to Baths and Purity Ring. His first work for Pulse is a music video for The xx, Chained.