Jesse Juriga, the BBH NY creative we named as one of our 2012 creatives you should know has been hired by Google, where he will be a creative director. Google is a longtime client of Juriga's: he was responsible for the celebrated Google Chrome campaign created out of BBH, including such classics as "Dear Sophie" and "It Gets Better." He has also worked at Droga5, where he worked on that agency's efforts for Puma, among others.
Brooklyn-based creative production company m ss ng p eces announces its first roster of directors: Sam Fleischner, who directed the feature film Wah Do Dem and was also behind branded documentaries for Samsung and Intel and music videos for Santigold and Panda Bear. He also worked with Ogivly on Amex's Twitter Sync program; Andrew Neel, another features talent who worked on documentaries like "Darkon," "New World Order" and "Alice Neel," and his latest effort "King Kelly"; Jordan Fish, a director/interactive talent who has collaborated with MGMT, Das Racist and Chairlift, creating the latter's interactive music video recently named to Buzzfeed's #1 clip of 2012 and director/designer/illustrator team Dark Igloo, aka Mark Richard Miller and Dave Franzese, who have worked with brands such as Google, Bonnaroo, GE and Pop! Tech.
The company's original directors Josh Nussbaum and Scott Thrift round out the lineup. Emmy-awarded Nussbaum, who previously worked as cinematographer to Barry Levinson on The Bay, has worked on branded content for Toyota and GE, the doc short Behind the TEDTalk, stop motion spots for Levi's and GE and also teamed with Alex Bogusky on Cannes Lion-winning spots for The Climate Reality Project. As for Thrift, it all started with him as the founding director, who also conceived the company's name. He's the man behind Cool Hunting video, the Sundance series Reset as well as ThePresent, an innovative clock that tells the time in seasons. Nussbaum and Thrift are both company partners, along with Executive Producers Kate Oppenheim and Ari Kuschnir.