From Naming to Reality: How To Launch A Brand

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FINIEN, a Los Angeles-based consultancy specializing in naming, identity and digital design for brand launches, released its first book, “How To Launch A Brand,” (Kindle download and paperback edition) today through Brandtro Publishing. This extremely useful tool provides guidance to startups and young entrepreneurs who want to build their brands the right way from the ground up — from defining …

Associate Creative Director Ariel Costa Joins Roger

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LA-based mixed-media production studio Roger welcomes Associate Creative Director Ariel Costa, who ran his own motion graphics boutique, Studio Nitro, in São Paulo, Brazil, and also freelanced for design studios Lobo and Tendril. Costa’s first project via Roger recently debuted at the PromaxBDA Conference in Los Angeles. He directed the company’s submission for Videophonic, a session that invited leading commercial …

BiG MACHiNE Promotes Sean Owolo To Company Partner

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BiG MACHiNE, an award-winning visual production company, has upped Executive Producer Sean Owolo to company partner alongside Co-Founders/Creative Directors Steve Petersen and Ken Carlson. His new role will allow each of the partners to focus on innovating the core disciplines of BiG MACHiNE’s business: Design & Animation, Live-Action Production and Content. A seasoned marketing executive with 15 years of experience, …

Trollbäck + Company’s Bold Show Open for AICP Next Awards

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Strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) recently debuted a live multimedia show open for the 7th annual AICP Next Awards in New York City on June 6th, which will also screen in major cities throughout the U.S. during the 2013 AICP Awards Tour. Led by Executive Creative Director Jakob Trollbäck and Creative Director Brian Bowman, T+Co worked closely with …

PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013

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The PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013 took place last week. Representatives from broadcast networks, creative agencies, design and digital studios, and other vendors from all corners of the world descended upon downtown Los Angeles. It was definitely a productive few days of networking, attending sessions and parties, connecting with clients, meeting new people, and being inspired by the immense creative talent …

Loyalkaspar Expands Bi-Coastal Leadership & Creative Teams

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Entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar is pleased to announce a bi-coastal expansion with the addition of Chief Development Officer Robert Blatchford (Los Angeles) and Creative Director Anna Minkkinen (New York). The hires cap off an exciting benchmark year for the agency, which recently opened an LA office and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Blatchford was most recently Director of Business …

iartists’s Danixa Diaz To Moderate “Pitch Therapy” Panel At PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013

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iartists executive producer/co-founder Danixa Diaz will moderate a panel at PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013 next week. “Pitch Therapy: A Two-Way Conversation About the Challenges of Engagement” will look at the often hot yet sensitive topic. This candid, honest, fun, respectful and important conversation will share insights and information from both the broadcast executive’s perspective and the studio’s point of view. …

Agency Post Profiles David Lai of Hello Design

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I had the pleasure of working with David Lai and his team at Hello Design in 2010. They’re a group of brilliant creatives and designers creating interactive experiences and original content for the likes of Herman Miller, Tillamook Cheese, UCLA, Nike and Natural History Museum. Their core philosophy is “Do Good Work & Everything Else Happens” — which, while a …

iartists Celebrates One Year; Welcomes “The Connector” Sheima Hassanlou

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iartists welcomes its first year in business by expanding with new agent Sheima Hassanlou and new clients: creative production company Shilo and digital behaviorists Modus Operandi across various disciplines including broadcast, advertising, digital and gaming. Co-founded in 2012 by Executive Producer Danixa Diaz, the international business development firm also adds Sheima Hassanlou as an associate agent to handle the West Coast …

Süperfad Seattle Alums Get A Royale Welcome

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Integrated motion design & production studio Royale welcomes Executive Producer Chris Volckmann, Head of Digital Production Beck Henderer-Peña, and Senior Art Director Loren Judah. The three, formerly of Süperfad, will head Royale’s new Seattle, Washington location, and work closely with the Los Angeles office to create cohesive branding strategies for clients across broadcast, digital, print, and other media. AWN has …