Creative veteran Jay Gelardi has joined Phenomenon as Executive Creative Director, a new role at the agency. Previously he was executive creative director at Huge LA. Earlier Gelardi held ECD positions at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in three different offices – first Boulder, then London followed by Miami. He’s worked with brands such as Intel, Smirnoff, Amazon, Adidas, Mercedes, PlayStation, IKEA, BBC and Samsung.
Engine Digital is promoted James Richardson to the newly created post of chief operating officer. Based in Vancouver, Richardson will work closely with agency founder/CEO Stephen Beck who is based in the agency's New York office to oversee the agency’s digital consultancy work as well as its digital product design and engineering capabilities.