Roughly a third of this year’s Super Bowl ads involved one or more alums of the VCU Brandcenter, whose work were among the commercials critiqued in this year’s local Ad Bowl panel.
As part of the acquisition, Apple Cart co-founder Barb Lamb joins Big Spoon as an equal partner with founder Kevin Clay and co-owner Enrique Mendez, who joined the fold through a merger four years ago.
Currently the ad firm’s chief creative officer, Robinson succeeds previous CEO Kristen Cavallo, who has been pulling double-duty since being named global CEO of Martin peer MullenLowe Group.
From an animated mayonnaise wrestling match to Snoop Dogg serving as a smokeless “smokesman,” Richmond’s ad output in 2023 was full of surprises.
The redesign comes two years after the public media nonprofit purchased the longtime alternative newsweekly, which is returning to print in a glossy, bound format.
The name change for the nearly 40-year-old firm, founded as Neathawk, Dubuque and Packett, follows its sale to a new owner last year and the addition of a new executive creative director.
The renovation by Tilt Creative + Production comes three years after it bought the 150-year-old property, and coincided with another building rehab next door.
“We’re in an industry that isn’t necessarily sexy, but it should be fun. It should have some sophistication that comes with it,” said founder and CEO Michael Lovern.
Virginia Beach-based Marathon Consulting acquired Henrico-based SQL Data Partners In a deal that sparked last fall and finalized in May.
After a five-year run as the lead advertising firm for the state tourism office, the agency that coined “Virginia is for Lovers” has opted to let the multimillion-dollar account go.