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Celebrating Your Craft With Craft Beer

Posted October 22, 2014

Beer and advertising – they go very well together. As does bourbon and advertising, wine and advertising, tequila and advertising…you get the idea.

With the Lotus Awards no longer taking place in Vancouver, the Canadian west coast advertising community was in need of a new event to celebrate and appreciate their labours. With this in mind, the Beer & Idea Appreciation Society was created.

The first gathering will take place on Wednesday, November 12 at the new Steel Toad Brewery in Vancouver. At the event they’ll be playing a reel of everyone’s work on a 19-foot projection screen that will be in HD. There won’t be any awards given out. Just love and respect for creativity.

Any company, artist or freelancer/independent creative person attending can submit up to three pieces to be shown. Static images will show very well, but they’ll also accept video files up to 60 seconds long. Send your work to beerandideas@gmail.com by Friday, October 24th.

More info can be found on the Eventbrite ticket page, or on the Society’s Facebook page. Sounds fun. Have a great time Vancouver!

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Lisa McCoy Joins Transcend3

Posted October 8, 2014

The Transcend3 team is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa McCoy as co-creative director. The Toronto-based communications agency is excited to benefit from the breadth of knowledge about the English Canadian market she brings. McCoy has already put her talents on display in helping develop the agency’s new campaign for Lycée Français de Toronto, a school based in France that’s found a home in Toronto. With McCoy on board, the agency’s unique bilingual and tri-cultural background in one senior creative team — boasting a deep and ongoing knowledge of English Canada, Quebec and France — has been strengthened even more.

A picture of McCoy is above along with an image from some of Transcend3′s new work for Lycée Français de Toronto.

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Emil Möller joins Community Films

Posted October 1, 2014

Los Angeles-based production company Community Films is pleased to welcome Director Emil Möller to their roster for US representation.

As a director, Möller brings together intimate moments and uses stunning imagery to bring them to life, applying a cinematic scope to special stories steeped in beauty and full of emotion. His current commercial film portfolio includes engaging projects for TOMS, Volvo, Etsy, Ladbrokes, Levis, Sony and Pepsi (below).

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Sam Brown joins Imperial Woodpecker

Posted July 30, 2014

Imperial Woodpecker is delighted to announce that Sam Brown has joined their roster for commercial representation in the U.S.

Sam has produced award winning work for clients as varied as Lexus, Samsung, Audi, Adidas and Virgin Media, who’s “Fantastic Journey” spot received a best direction yellow pencil at D&AD. His music video for Jay Z’s Grammy winning “On to the Next One” has been called the music video of the decade (below). Imperial Woodpecker looks forward to continuing his tradition of eclectically beautiful work.

View Sam Brown’s reel.

Sam continues to call Rogue Films home in the U.K., along with the full roster of Imperial’s directors.

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Lowe Roche Lands Canadian Cancer Society

Posted June 12, 2014

The Canadian Cancer Society has chosen Lowe Roche to create their next big signature event launching in August.

After an exhaustive review involving forty of Canada’s top agencies, Lowe Roche and IPG sister agencies Lowe Profero and UM have been tapped to develop a new fundraising solution to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society.

The assignment includes the delivery of a fully integrated signature fundraiser – including approach, strategy, creative, media, traditional advertising, digital marketing, and PR.

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Dave Anderson Joins Arcade Edit

Posted June 9, 2014

Arcade Edit is pleased to announce the addition of editor Dave Anderson to the team. He will be based out of Arcade’s New York office, with his talents being available to clients across the U.S.

Anderson is an award-winning editor with a refined talent for comedy dialogue. His portfolio includes work for brands such as Swedish Fish, FedEx, Staples, Fruit Snacks, ESPN, Little Caesars and Comcast. He also edited the memorable Carmax “Slow Clap” 2014 Super Bowl spot, which was directed by Harold Einstein.

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Marketing Awards

Posted May 30, 2014

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The Marketing Awards, hosted by Toronto-based Marketing Magazine, took place last night in Toronto. The Big winner of the night was Rethink and Molson for their travelling Beer Fridge which could only be opened with a Canadian Passport – view above. The spot was directed by Partners Films‘ Jonty Toosey and edited by Rooster Post’s Marc Langley. It was awarded Best of Show

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Paul Proulx Joins Rooster Post

Posted May 29, 2014

​Toronto-base​d​ ​​​Rooster Post Production is pleased to announce that editor Paul Proulx has joined its team.

Proulx is a multi-award-winning editor with an impressive body of long format branded content and commercial film work. He has skillfully applied his visually meditative approach to work done on behalf of a number of blue chip brands, including Ford, Porsche, Audi, Acura, and Procter & Gamble. This month, Proulx’s work for the Sunnybrook Foundation won the Best Regional Campaign at the 2014 AICE Awards in New York City.
View Proulx’s reel.

“We’ve been impressed by Paul’s body of work for many years now and we’re excited to have him joining the team,” says Melissa Kahn, Partner and Executive Producer, Rooster Post.

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Chris Webb Joins Timber

Posted May 13, 2014

Design and Visual Effects company Timber hires Executive Producer Chris Webb and announces its representation team.

Webb arrived at Timber after moving back to Los Angeles from Chicago where he worked as E.P. of Method. Over the years Webb has built up a very strong agency background working as a senior producer at many top ad shops, including Saatchi & Saatchi, CP+B, Cramer-Kasselt, Goodby Silverstein and Partners and Euro/RSCG NY.

In addition Timber says it’s pleased to reveal that it’s secured representation across the US. West Coast and Texas representation is being managed by Dexter Randazzo at The Department of Sales, Mary Kate Hatfield is heading up Midwest sales, and East Coast representation will be handled by Barrie Isaacson MGMT, headed-up by Barrie Isaacson and Sales Reps Cara Wenig and Natalie Loos.

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Greenpoint Pictures Adds 8

Posted April 15, 2014

Greenpoint Pictures grows its creative offering with eight new signings and a fresh online look.

Brooklyn-based full service production company Greenpoint Pictures has jumped into Spring with a string of new signings and a brand new website. More than doubling its talent pool, the creatively-driven company has diversified its roster with eight new directors and a boost to its in-house post production facilities.

The new signings are pictured above from left to right:
Row 1: Evan Dennis, Tank + Bunker (Judah Lev-Dickstein and Justin Liberman), Alex 2tone
Row 2: We Are Not Pilrgims (Chaddy Chad and Sam Sneed), Logan Roos
Row 3: Olivier Agostini, Aleysa Young, Va$htie

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