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AKQA has promoted Rei
Inamoto to lead the New York office, in addition to his role of
chief creative officer. Inamoto will oversee all departments,
including creative, technology, strategy and client services, in
New York. Inamoto helped launch AKQA in New York in 2004 and he
later transferred to the San Francisco office. However, two years
ago, he returned to New York where he has been involved in building
new client relationships and making key hires. Inamoto had serves
as a judge and jury president at global creative festivals
including Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Spikes and more. He is also a
board member for the Art Directors Club and the Google Creative
Council. On November 13, 2012, he will be inducted into the
American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of
Creative studio Bonfire Labs has hired Carey Crosby as executive producer and John Stewart as senior creative director. Crosby comes to Bonfire from Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, where she implemented a social media campaign for Sprint. She has held production positions at Publicis Modem, Radium, Hal Riney & Partners and GSD&M, and helped co-found ad agency Red Ball Tiger and production service company Roaring Tiger Films. Before joining Bonfire, Stewart completed a freelance project for NBC reworking the new opening promo for Sunday Night Football starring Faith Hill. Over his career, he has worked withDigital Kitchen, SuperFad, and Radium and spent time at agencies Duncan Channon and NKH&W.