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Rebranding effort is first work by 72andSunny for Zoom, with VaynerMedia handling global media push

Zoom is launching a new visual identity with help from a new agency, Stagwell Group’s 72andSunny, as the brand looks to go from ubiquitous video app to full-fledged business communications and collaboration platform.

The campaign, which launched Sept. 12, is the first for the brand from 72andSunny, which is working on a project basis. It will be running across digital, out-of-home (including Times Square), social media and streaming services in North America and globally. VaynerMedia is handling the media buy.

It backs Zoom’s new visual identity and push for broader business communications relevance—including Zoom Chat, now officially re-dubbed Zoom Team Chat.

Certainly Zoom doesn’t have an awareness problem since it became woven into the cultural fabric of work during the pandemic starting more than two years ago. Just one more reminder of its status as an “essential business tool” came Thursday when a service outage hit tens of thousands of users who were suddenly deprived of their video workplace tether.  Zoom quickly restored the service.

But the new identity and creative are meant to show that Zoom is more than the video grid of co-workers that’s become an everyday virtual workspace for millions, even as more people spend more time in the office.

“Partnering with Zoom at this time of evolution is the kind of challenge we love, with the kind of partner we love,” said Carlo Cavallone, global chief creative officer of 72andSunny in a statement. “We had a very collaborative process to get to the design concept at the core of the platform. We’re excited because it’s a clear, powerful creative idea that opens a lot of new possibilities for the brand.”

The ads pile extra o’s into the Zoom name to point out that the company is also about phone, Team Chat, rooms, events, team whiteboards, contact centers and other services.

“What started as a video meeting app quickly moved into broadcast webinars, connected conference rooms, and more, and it continues to evolve and expand,” Zoom Chief Marketing Officer Janine Pelosi said in a blog post.

A big part of the new branding is to focus on the Zoom Team Chat collaboration and messaging hub as the company looks to broaden its involvement in a work tool space where Slack, Microsoft Teams and Miro, among others, compete.

“We’ve already made significant investments in Zoom Team Chat’s capabilities, and we’ll unveil even more enhancements later this month,” Pelosi said.

 

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Fall awards season is underway, and Stagwell’s network is winning big. 72andSunny, CPB London, and Observatory received a collective 18 awards and shortlists at the 2022 Gerety Awards, recognizing the best in advertising that resonates most with a female audience. Additionally, 72andSunny was named Agency of the Year, collecting in total two golds, two silver, four Bronze, and six shortlist nominations for their work with the National Football League, Call of Duty, The Flow Initiative, Adobe, and Tinder.

“We have immeasurable respect for The Gerety Awards and how aligned they are with our ambition to manifest a more just world through our people and the work we produce. We’re incredibly proud of our teams, led by our ECD’s Elaine Cox, Zach Hilder, and Lauren Smith, for the work that’s been recognised and the agency as a whole for this honour. It’s work that not only moves the needle on storytelling representation but also delivered business results for our partners, proving you don’t have to choose between the two to make an impact.”

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CPB London – Imagine

Imagine a world where gender makes no difference. That’s the premise behind CPB London’s 2022 poster and out-of-home campaign called Imagine, which was prompted after a nationwide study found that 39 percent of primary school children still think that mummies should look after babies and do all the housework while daddies should go to work.

Awarded: BRONZE Work for Good Cut (Print) 

72andSunny and PERIOD., Free the Period, No More Secrets, The Flow Initiative, Ignite, August, Off-Limits Cereal – Loopholes Cereal

On International Women’s Day 2022, 72andSunny New York launched “Loopholes,” a faux cereal brand with a month’s worth of tampons and pads inside as the prize. The campaign allowed consumers to bypass the SNAP loophole that prevents users from buying tampons solo, and put a spotlight on the fact that, in the U.S., nearly one in four people who menstruate experience period poverty – the struggle to access tampons and pads. Because these products are not eligible through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, consumers sometimes have to decide to choose food over period products.

Awarded: SILVER Communication Cut (Integrated) and BRONZE Health Cut (Integrated)

72andSunny and the National Football League – Bring Down the House

With Super Bowl LVI held just blocks from Hollywood in 2021, the NFL and 72andSunny used movie magic to end the season with an epic bring-down-the-house celebration. Through cutting-edge digital composting technology combined with a new innovative approach for the NFL, ‘Bring Down the House’ is both inclusive and emblematic of football’s expansive influence on American culture—leaning into the next generation of fans and forward-thinking technology. Featuring a young brother/sister duo (played by real-life siblings Gabriel and Kapri Ladd), the spot centers around the siblings’ experience with the NFL’s past and its present.

Awarded – GOLD Craft Cut (Animation)

72andSunny and Activision Blizzard / Call of Duty – Warzone in Paradise

Headed into Q4 2021, Call of Duty Warzone was starting to see a drop in engagement amongst younger gamers, the old map began to feel stale and folks were moving on to other games. A traditional gameplay trailer wouldn’t be enough to get players to jump back into Warzone. 72andSunny had to excite and surprise them by hijacking one of their most popular daily habits, scrolling social media. So the team seized one of their most popular forms of inspiration, travel influencers, with a compelling message to come travel to Call of Duty’s new Warzone Pacific island for free.

Awarded: GOLD Craft Cut (Visual Effects), BRONZE Communication Cut (Mobile), BRONZE Media Cut (Mobile), SHORTLIST Media Cut

72andSunny and Tinder – SWIPE NIGHT: Killer Weekend

Tinder’s Swipe Night is a groundbreaking and highly-acclaimed interactive entertainment platform designed to give Gen Z new pathways to connect through content. It paved the way for social entertainment experiences on Tinder, which have since become a popular way for members to match. In creating the second season of Swipe Night, 72andSunny set out to push the limits of ‘entertainment with purpose’—to innovate, not just iterate, in terms of the value we could bring to Tinder members. Swipe Night: Killer Weekend is a Gen-Z whodunnit that plants you in an interactive first-person video experience with a complex group of friends—when a murder occurs, everyone is a suspect (even you); your choices dictate different outcomes, clues, and plot twists.

Awarded: SILVER Entertainment Cut (Mobile) X2, SHORTLIST MOBILE EXPERIENCE CUT

72andSunny and Adobe Premiere Pro – Adobe Premiere Pro Fantastic Voyage

Adobe’s film campaign, Fantastic Voyage | Adobe Premiere Pro celebrates the limitless creative possibility of telling your story with Adobe’s editing tools. Created by 72andSunny Los Angeles, edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, and brought to life by the VFX wizards at Alt.vfx, the hero film follows a creator who uses imagination and Adobe Premiere Pro’s features to transform a night at home into an escapist adventure story. 

Awarded: SHORTLIST CRAFT CUT

72andSunny and the National Football League, Football is for Everyone

When NFL Defensive end Carl Nassib became the first openly gay active player in the league in 2021, the announcement was momentous for the NFL and the sports world. For far too long, football was perceived as being played by only one type of person. But the truth is that football e is as diverse as those who love it. Simply put, football is for everyone. 72andSunny utilized that insight to drive their work but realized we couldn’t do it alone. To redefine the game to include all types of fans, coaches, and players, we needed to show our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. So we partnered with The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that helps protect at-risk LGBTQ+ youth to elevate their efforts and highlight resources that could save people’s lives. Within four days of Carl coming out as the first active gay NFL player, the team created a simple yet powerful film that used the NFL’s platforms to drive their massive fanbase to donate to the Trevor Foundation. The film created positive change while also sending a message of inclusion and unity to players & fans

Awarded: Shortlist Work for Good Cut (Digital)

Observatory and Chipotle Mexican Grill – A Future Begins  

A decade ago, Observatory helped Chipotle launch its Cultivate Foundation into the world with a two-minute, stop-motion animated film, “Back to the Start.” A decade later, Observatory partnered with Chipotle again to tell a new story—an intergenerational tale called “A Future Begins” that picks up the “Back to the Start” story ten years later. This film tells the story of our Pa farmer passing his family farm onto his son and daughter-in-law, overcoming many challenges. To follow up Willie Nelson covering Coldplay’s “The Scientist” in the first film, this time Observatory partnered with next-generation Country superstar Kacey Musgraves to reimagine Coldplay’s “Fix You” to serve as the soundtrack for “A Future Begins.”

Awarded: GOLD Craft Cut (Animation), SILVER Entertainment Cut (Alternative), SHORTLIST Work for Good Cut

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 We’re taking our mission to transform marketing and consumer experiences to Austin in 2023 for SXSW – and pleased to have five agency sessions up for consideration in this year’s Panel Picker from 72andSunny, Colle McVoy, National Research Group, Observatory, YML. From building more equitable communities to cutting-edge conversations with the transformers evolving the digital health ecosystem, the network’s sessions this year are all about when culture-moving creativity meets digital transformation. Read on to learn about the conversations on the voting bloc – and then click through to each session to cast your vote.

Voting takes less than ten seconds:

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  • Click the UP vote in the top right portion of each panel page to vote.

Voting closes on August 21.

See you in Austin!

Comms & Creative in Color: Inclusion, Unlocked

72andSunny

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Diversifying representation is a business imperative in marketing/communications and advertising industries. But for the creative world which shapes & influences the global culture agenda, this is more than business: it’s a non-negotiable future. Both agencies and in-house teams of the industry must evolve from talking about the “why” of this problem to actively creating and carrying out intentional, impactful and sustainable solutions. With a warm, intimate panel of industry titans, we’ll uncover challenges and unlock proven insights and strategies on what it takes to attract, retain and advance Black talent in the communications and creative industries–with values of community at the center. Attendees are invited into dialogue alongside the panel of industry leaders–all are welcome!

A Blueprint for Creating Equitable Communities

Colle McVoy

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The urgency to create equitable communities where all people thrive continues, but most solutions have been slow to bring change. Especially in Minneapolis, which has one of the largest racial wealth gaps in the nation. But a pioneering movement in the city is building a vibrant community that supports business development, celebrates culture and nurtures belonging so Black people can thrive. Hear how this unique approach, fueled by creative, corporate and civic partners, is expected to transform Minneapolis’ reputation while providing a powerful blueprint for change across the country.

The Future of Deaf Representation in Entertainment 

National Research Group

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The popularity of the film “CODA” sparked a new conversation about representation of the Deaf community in entertainment – authenticity on screen, inclusivity among writers, producers, and actors, and accessibility within the industry at large. Deaf West Theatre, the most prominent nonprofit organization focusing on Deaf-centered storytelling, has partnered with National Research Group, a global insights and strategy firm, to find out how those in the Deaf community really feel about the current state of representation and accessibility in entertainment. This session will highlight findings from an in-depth research study; feature video from a roundtable of prominent Deaf actors, directors, writers, and more; and provide insights on how to move forward to build a more inclusive industry.

Snoop, Martha, and the New Blend of Wine Consumers 

Observatory

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Wine has a reputation for needing a mature palate to fully appreciate. But why, with older millennials turning 40, is wine’s popularity continuing to decline? How does the wine industry compete with spirits, craft beer and hard seltzers to reach a diverse and younger (over 21) audience? By partnering with pop culture icons Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart and leaning into trendier blends, 19 Crimes has reinvented the wine industry’s appeal to younger consumers. Snoop’s Cali Red achieved the number one single selling wine in pacesetter history and is bringing new consumers at an unparalleled rate. Join 19 Crimes, Observatory, and Snoop Dogg’s agent, Nick Adler, as they discuss how to attract new consumers despite radically changing consumers attitudes toward alcohol preferences.

 

Chief Digital Officers Transforming Health Care

YML

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Chief Digital Officers are responsible for increasing their team’s speed and agility, making an impact quickly, and shipping products more frequently. Does any of that scream health care to you? Well — maybe not historically, but this new crop of CDOs are changing the game. Hear from Rita Khan, CDO at Mayo Clinic, Prat Vemana, CDO at Kaiser Permanente, and Chris Waugh, Chief Innovation Officer at Sutter Health — all of whom are building the digital health experiences of more than 25M Americans. Interviewed by Ashish Toshniwal, Founder and CEO at YML, hear how these CDOs are shaping the future of patient-first experiences using cutting edge technology, design and product strategy.

 

Navigating Social Justice & Uncertainty at Work

72andSunny

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We’re in the midst of a ‘movement moment,’ a period of rapid change punctuated by incredible hardships and economic, social and political instability. All of this can take a serious toll on employee well-being and presents organizations with a host of challenges that have no easy solution. Join agency EDI Leaders as they discuss how they’ve responded to the crises we all face and how they’ve found ways to support employees through these polarizing times.

 

#Cancel(Corporate)CultureCode and Theory

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The standard for professionalism has been dictated by a singular perspective for decades, so it’s no surprise that agencies and brands alike are struggling to evolve the corporate culture to suit a more diverse, inclusive workforce. Join us as we discuss where companies are falling short on their DEI promises and how we can rebuild the workplace of the future.

 

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NEW YORK, (August 16, 2022) – Stagwell’s (NASDAQ: STGW) PRophet, the first-ever AI-driven PR pitch platform built by and for PR professionals that predicts media interest and sentiment before you pitch, today announced the hiring of Charlie Tulip as Enterprise Account Executive and Kendra Lewellyn as the company’s Digital Marketing Manager, both moves that seek to further meet customer demand for the  growing AI platform.

Tulip, PRophet’s latest addition to its sales team, brings over 20 years of B2B sales experience. No stranger to the technology space, Tulip has worked with a number of hugely successful, high growth software startups, and will bring his expertise to increase PRophet’s growing number of enterprise customers.

“A rising number of PR execs are seeing and realizing the value AI can bring to a media relations team’s productivity and performance,” said Andrew Meranus, EVP of Sales for PRophet. “Charlie’s addition comes at a perfect time of growth for the PRophet team and of the customers we serve, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future he’ll help us achieve with new enterprise accounts.”

Lewellyn, who comes to PRophet with a decade of digital marketing and design experience, will drive the the company’s global marketing strategy across all of its digital platforms, including LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, SEM, SEO and email campaigns. Additionally, Lewellyn will be a key player in boosting subscriptions to PRophet’s innovative software via its monthly ‘pay-as-you-go’ subscription offering, which makes the platform easily accessible to PR professionals while avoiding long-term payment commitments. Lewellyn joins PRophet after five years as the Digital Marketing Manager at software solutions company Pedigree Technologies. In that role, she led on digital marketing strategy and designed, managed, and maintained the company’s websites, blog SEO/SEM, and PPC advertising programs, while also advancing the company’s social media presence.

“Kendra will be key to driving demand for our monthly users, ultimately landing and expanding them into enterprise customers,” said Aaron Kwittken, PRophet founder and CEO. “Her content creation, digital marketing, design and PR experience make her a perfect for for this role. We’re thrilled to welcome Kendra to our team and eager to collaborate with her.”

In addition, PRophet has hired its first Business Development Representative, Ian Brand. Brand will support PRophet’s overall sales efforts and will advise on business strategy and planning. Before joining PRophet, Brand served as an account manager at Insight Media Labs (IML), a company specializing in digital advertising for local television stations and agencies.

Both agency and brand representatives interested in learning how PRophet can dramatically improve performance of their media relations efforts, can contact PRophet at sales@prprophet.ai to learn about subscription options and to request a demo. For more information on PRophet, visit www.prprophet.ai.

About PRophet

PRophet is the first-ever A.I.-driven data-as-a-service (DaaS) platform designed by and for the PR community that samples past stories to better predict future media interest, sentiment, and spread through natural language processing and machine learning. PRophet is a product within the Stagwell Marketing Cloud, a proprietary suite of SaaS and DaaS tools built for the in-house marketer, spanning campaign ideation to activation and analysis. PRophet is owned by Stagwell, and was founded by marketing industry thought leader and entrepreneur Aaron Kwittken alongside former political strategist, technologist, and author Mark Penn, Chairman and CEO of Stagwell. To learn more, visit prprophet.ai.

About Stagwell

Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative performance for the world’s most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our 13,000+ specialists in 34+ countries are unified under a single purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for their clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

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NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 12, 2022 – Stagwell (NASDAQ: STGW), the challenger network built to transform marketing, today announced exclusive sponsorship of the fourth annual Creative Equals Business, which launched in 2018 to support the development of female leaders in creative industries across the U.K.

Creative Equals Business is a six-month program comprised of 8 modules that frame inclusion as a driver of organizational transformation, impacting creativity and profitability. Through hybrid in-person and virtual sessions, program participants receive invaluable executive leadership development and networking with other cohort members and industry-leading experts on creativity, leadership, and inclusion.

“Tackling gender equity at the highest levels of our organization is a high priority for us,” said Stagwell Chief People Officer Stephanie Howley. “With CPB London Managing Director Helen James at the helm, Creative Equals Business has proven to be a force multiplier in the push to improve C-suite representation. We’re proud to continue our support of the programme and to have mentors such as Anomaly Global CEO Karina Wilsher helping to diversify marketing leadership for the better.”

Creative Equals Business is a subsidiary of Creative Equals, a global consultancy that helps workplace cultures grow through innovation, stronger customer relationships, authentic marketing, and business resilience through volatile times.

“Making progress in business requires that our thinking, the ways we strategize, and how we execute within our organizations are progressive, too – that means having a leadership makeup that’s reflective of the communities we communicate to daily,” said CPB London MD and Creative Equals Joint Founder Helen James. “Stagwell’s continued support helps ensure that women leave our programme armed with the tools they need to adapt and excel as leaders in creative industries that are constantly changing.”

Applications for Creative Equals Business are open through August 31, 2022 to senior women, non-binary and gender non-conforming people stepping into leadership positions. Apply here.

To date, the program has supported the growth and leadership development of over 200 women.

 

About Stagwell

Stagwell is the challenger holding company built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative performance for the world’s most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our 13,000+ specialists in 34+ countries are unified under a single purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for our clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

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Twitter recently announced the launch of its new privacy policy with an innovative online game called “Twitter Data Dash,” conceived and directed by YML, and designed by Momo Pixel. The interactive, 8-bit style game was built to educate and engage Twitter’s global audience of 330M users around the importance of one’s privacy on the platform.

YML’s innovative approach has so far earned press from The Washington Post, The Verge, TechCrunch, Adweek, and an array of other publications.

“Few topics are as relevant today as privacy for both businesses and consumers alike, which is why we leapt at the opportunity to partner with Twitter and disrupt the category,” shared Ashish Toshniwal, YML’s CEO and co-founder.

When Twitter first reached out to us, Twitter’s Privacy and Design team was underway rethinking and rewriting their privacy policy so it presented itself to people as something other than a massive, relentless sledgehammer of text. They began by thoughtfully breaking it down. Structurally. Visually. Linguistically crafting in a way that no longer required you to acquire a Harvard law degree to understand.

Twitter brought in YML to deliver product innovation, and in less than three months, “Twitter Data Dash” was born, built, and launched.

“We quickly gravitated toward the idea of turning privacy — something people go out of their way to avoid — into something you’d be genuinely excited to look at, interact with, and share,” added Craig Kind, the YML Creative Director who led the project.

Formatted for mobile and browser, we spearheaded “Twitter Data Dash” from definition right through to final artwork, development and design. A feat that included both customizing in-game artwork and regionalizing the experience for 9 major languages.

The game itself brings the Twitterverse to life in 8-bit style. From a building in the form of a hashtag to a boat under water with a mast featuring the Twitter bird icon to stylized Internet trolls, we dove deep into the nuance and culture of Twitter and reflected it in “Twitter Data Dash.”

The game pays meticulous detail to accessibility, globalization, and characters with diverse backgrounds. That narrative was woven into the foundation of the game when we partnered with Momo Pixel, a visionary 8-bit artist, game developer, and designer whose work has already changed the industry, using the medium to comment on the black female experience in “Hair Nah”.

Momo Pixel, the artist who designed the game, shared, “Games are a great way to facilitate learning, so when Twitter and YML approached me with the opportunity to build a video game that can help make their privacy policy easier to understand, it was a no-brainer — I absolutely said yes!”

“Twitter Data Dash” is hosted on a website built by YML’s engineering team, which facilitated the technical architecture across YML, Twitter and Momo Pixel over the three month project. YML consistently ran usability and testing, QA, responded to daily changes of the experience, and ensured the experience was consistently fast and reliable across platforms.

Twitter’s business objective — our goal— was to design an experience that tackled a massive global problem in a way nobody ever had before. Launched less than a month ago, the game—and the subject of privacy—have been featured in countless major publications worldwide, and played by millions of people around the globe. Game over. Job done.

See more YML work here. Or get in touch to discuss your next project.

 

 

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Jenny Swisher joins National Research Group as its first Chief People Officer

NEW YORK, July 21, 2022 –  National Research Group (NRG), a global insights leader at the edge of technology, content and culture, today announced that Jenny Swisher, a seasoned human resources and people operations executive, has been appointed Chief People Officer. This new role on the senior leadership team will focus on developing and leading people strategy across the global firm. National Research Group is part of Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing.

At NRG, Swisher will oversee people operations, talent management, training and development, employee experience, and leadership development while working together with the human resources and culture teams. She will build on the organization’s commitment to being a modern, progressive, and people-first workplace where talent builds meaningful careers.

“People are a company’s most significant competitive advantage and advancing an impactful people strategy is dynamic, ever-evolving, and incredibly rewarding work,” said Swisher. “The leadership team at NRG is passionate about creating a new standard for how businesses support their employees – allowing them to be true to themselves, do their best work, and make a valuable impact. Joining NRG was the perfect next step in my journey and an opportunity I had to be a part of.”

Swisher is an industry veteran with nearly 15 years of experience working in human resources and people operations, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, People Operations at the technology media company BrightTALK. There, she developed and led people strategy for a global workforce of 300 employees to elevate engagement and retention, accelerate productivity and performance, and deliver on business goals. Before BrightTALK, she held similar roles at the retail giant Target as well as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.

“Jenny is a charismatic, empathetic and compassionate leader, with a strong track record of creating dynamic teams united by a values-driven culture,” said Jon Penn, CEO, National Research Group. “She empowers employees to do their best work by being their best selves. We’re thrilled to have her supercharge our commitment to making NRG the employer of choice for smart, ambitious people everywhere.”

Swisher received a business administration, marketing degree from University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. She will be based in NRG’s Los Angeles office.

About National Research Group

National Research Group is a leading global insights and strategy firm at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Rooted in four decades of industry expertise, the world’s leading marketers turn to us for insights into growth and strategy for any content, anywhere, on any device. Working at the confluence of content, culture and technology, NRG offers insights for bold storytellers everywhere. To learn more, please visit www.nationalresearchgroup.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative performance for the world’s most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our 12,000+ specialists in 34+ countries are unified under a single purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for their clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

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NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore. – June 1, 2022 – Stagwell (NASDAQ: STGW), the challenger network built to transform marketing, announced expanded leadership within the Constellation network to further support its transformative client work. Instrument Co-founder and current CEO Justin Lewis will become Chair of Constellation; current Constellation Chair John Boiler will shift roles and become Creative Chair; and current Instrument President Kara Place will become CEO of Instrument.

Constellation, which includes 72andSunny, Brand Citizens, Crispin Porter Bogusky, The Harris Poll, Hecho Studios, Instrument, Redscout and Team Enterprises, operates as one of the key networks within Stagwell. Lewis will focus on evolving the group’s integrated offerings and spearheading new business growth. Boiler will become Creative Chair with a focus on client services and continuing to shepherd the group’s creative excellence.

“Justin is a digital native and this is an exciting investment in the next phase of Constellation’s growth. Justin knows how to help brands achieve digitally led, creatively compelling work and we’re excited for him to bring that expertise to the network,” said Stagwell Chairman and CEO Mark Penn. “Working in partnership with John as Creative Chair, the future of Constellation is bright. And, as she’s helped Instrument grow into one of the most innovative digital agencies in our industry, Kara is a great leader as the agency enters its next chapter.”

“Constellation offers vertically integrated services with true strategic continuity, enabling us to solve tremendously complex business problems,” said Justin Lewis, Chair of Constellation and outgoing CEO of Instrument. “Our clients – like Nike, Google, and Levi’s – handle very complex digital ecosystems and my goal is to take Instrument’s innovative and collaborative approach in solving for that complexity to Constellation, where we can create even more scale and impact for clients.”

“I’m excited to work with Justin in the Chair seat as I lean into the core of the passion that started it all: creativity,” said John Boiler, Creative Chair of Constellation. “It takes creativity to assemble a bespoke constellation of specialists across data, insights, big brand thinking and next-gen digital activations to make transformational things happen for our clients.”

“In my 10 years at Instrument, we’ve grown from a small agency to a force in the digital transformation space. The Instrument model produces innovative work, exceptional relationships and an internal culture that respects each individual as an integral part of our team,” said Kara Place, incoming CEO of Instrument. “We mix design, strategy, technology and storytelling to deliver groundbreaking work for clients. After working closely with Justin all of these years and growing multiple functions of our business as President, I look forward to assuming full responsibility for our amazing teammates and trusted client partners.”

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Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative performance for the world’s most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our 10,000+ specialists in 34+ countries are unified under a single purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for their clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

About Constellation

Constellation is a formation of best-in-class agencies within Stagwell (NASDAQ:STGW) across marketing services from data, insights, creativity, technology, and experiential that deploys itself to seize clients’ biggest opportunities and solve their toughest business problems at scale. The collective includes: 72andSunny, Brand Citizens, Crispin Porter Bogusky, The Harris Poll, Hecho Studios, Instrument, Redscout and Team Enterprises.

 About Instrument

Instrument is a digital agency with offices in Portland, Oregon and Brooklyn, New York. We are a dynamic group of creative technologists and storytellers that use the power of design and technology to co-create groundbreaking work with our clients. We connect brands like never before—helping organizations reimagine the most valuable pieces of their digital ecosystem. With deep talent in the areas of Strategy, Design, Development and Content Creation, we build modern experiences for ambitious brands.

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NEW YORKMay 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stagwell (NASDAQ: STGW), the challenger network built to transform marketing, announced today the winners, honorees and nominees of the 26th Annual Webby Awards, which celebrate the trends, insights and talent that define the future of internet excellence.

Agencies from the Stagwell network recognized this year include 72andSunny, Code and Theory, Colle McVoy, Doner, Hunter, Instrument, and Observatory.

 

“From social activism to sports to gaming to entertainment and more, our agencies proved once again how they are bridging creativity and technology to transform marketing for the better,” said Stagwell Chairman and CEO Mark Penn. “We are grateful to the Webbys and all of the judges involved on these well-deserved recognitions and look forward to bringing more creative excellence to the digital world.”

For a full list of Stagwell agency winners, honorees and nominees, see below:

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72andSunny
NFL – Football is for Everyone
Winner, Advertising, Media & PR, Real-Time Response 2022

Tinder Swipe Night: Killer Weekend
Winner, Advertising, Media & PR, Best Use of Video or Moving Image 2022

Activision/Blizzard Call of Duty – Warzone in Paradise
Winner, Social, Best Influencer Endorsement 2022

Code and Theory
Nylon – Re-introducing an Iconic Publishing Brand
Winner, Websites and Mobile Sites, Magazine 2022

Doner
The Vitals: True Nurse Stories
Winner, Advertising, Media & PR, Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical 2022
Winner, Advertising, Media & PR, Best Branded Editorial Experience 2022

Hunter
Lilly Singh Celebrates Diwali Traditions and New Beginnings with Johnnie Walker
People’s Voice Winner, Video, Short Form (Branded)

Behold Nick Offerman’s most ambitious Father’s Day gift to date – Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish
People’s Voice Winner, Advertising, Media & PR, Food & Beverage 2022

Honorees and Nominees
72andSunny
NFL – Football is for Everyone
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign 2022
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Social Video 2022

Tinder Swipe Night: Killer Weekend
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Best Video Campaign 2022
Nominee, Social, Best Social Campaign 2022

Ghosted Busters
Honoree, Websites and Mobile Sites, Weird 2022

NFL – As One: The Vince Lombardi Comeback
Nominee, Video, Sports (Branded) 2022

CKE – Hot and Hand-Breaded
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Best Media Strategy 2022
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Best Use of Social Media 2022

Adobe Premiere – Fantastic Voyage
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics 2022

Code and Theory
Giffords — Launching a Powerful Resource to Spark Action on Gun Violence
Honoree, Websites and Mobile Sites, Activism 2022

adidas – End Plastic Waste
Honoree, Advertising, Media & PR, Digital Campaign 2022

Elite Daily – Modern Storytelling for Bustle Digital Group Websites and Mobile Sites
Honoree, Cultural Blog/Website 2022
Honoree, Best Visual Design – Aesthetic 2022

Colle McVoy
Mask-Up Concert TV
Honoree, Video, Short Form (Branded) 2022

Luke Bryan Campaign
Honoree, Social, Culture & Lifestyle (Series & Campaigns) 2022

Hunter
Behold Nick Offerman’s most ambitious Father’s Day gift to date – Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish
Honoree, Advertising, Media & PR, Brand Strategy 2022
Honoree, Advertising, Media & PR, Best Launch 2022

Instrument
BankBlackUSA 
Honoree, Websites and Mobile Sites, Activism 2022

Dropbox | For All Things Worth Saving
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Digital Campaign 2022

Observatory
A Future Begins
Nominee, Video, Animation (Branded) 2022
Nominee, Video, Music (Branded) 2022
Nominee, Advertising, Media & PR, Sustainability & Environment 2022

About Stagwell Inc.
Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative performance for the world’s most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our 10,000+ specialists in 34+ countries are unified under a single purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for their clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

Contact: Beth Sidhu
beth.sidhu@stagwellglobal.com 
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LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Constellation, a group within Stagwell (NASDAQ:STGW) announces Zakiya Larry as Global Chief Communications Officer as the network expands and bolsters business offerings.  She joins the leadership team with John Boiler, Constellation chair and Creative Co-Chair of 72andSunny, and John Pyne, Chief Financial Officer. Larry is the first woman, Millennial and Black professional to join the leaders at the helm of the global collective.

 

Constellation is a formation of best-in-class marketing services agencies spanning data, insights, creativity, technology and experiential that deploys itself to maximize clients’ biggest opportunities and solve their toughest business problems at scale. The Constellation solution is bespoke for each challenge and tailored to deliver maximum impact with peak efficiency.

 

The Constellation collective includes the following Stagwell agencies: 72andSunny, Instrument, Brand Citizens, Crispin Porter Bogusky (CP+B,) Hecho Studios and Redscout. The leaders of these companies sit on the operating council of Constellation.

“This collective is unified by the shared ambition to create a more integrated and powerful resource that will enable clients to access world-class talent from every discipline on their greatest challenges,” said John Boiler, Chair of Constellation. “We’re thrilled to welcome Zakiya who brings the expert skills and passion to unleash our story and amplify our impact on the industry.”

Larry, a longtime communications executive, entrepreneur and journalist, will develop and oversee a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy for Constellation that will support and help guide business goals and the client experience. This includes oversight of media relations, corporate responsibility, social media, crisis, business and executive communications, and live event productions. She will also oversee strategic communications planning and execution for Constellation’s ecosystem of six agencies and businesses that have a combined employee number of 3,000 and an international footprint including the U.S., Amsterdam, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Singapore and U.K.

Prior to joining Constellation, Zakiya led a boutique strategic communications firm that specialized in elevating brands through strategic public relations, crisis mitigation, DEI competency development and coaching for media and public speaking. Her clients included global leaders and international brands. Her work has garnered no less than a dozen national and international awards including two International Hermes Creative Awards, two National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards and multiple Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) awards. She is an honors graduate from an HBCU, Texas Southern University, and is a member of the PRSA, NABJ, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

“I am excited to help advance the vision and work of Constellation and our family of companies,” said Zakiya Larry, Global Chief Communications Officer, Constellation. “This group and its vision reflect so much of my core: precision, collaboration, creativity, mutual care and respect for the whole person, and doing good while leading well. After nearly 20 years in communications, I believe this is the right formula for making a lasting impact for our clients and in the world. I’m all in.”

Ever expanding, the Constellation added two new agencies to the collective at the end of 2021 and will announce further details within the second quarter of 2022.

ABOUT CONSTELLATION

Constellation is a formation of best-in-class agencies within Stagwell (NASDAQ:STGW) across marketing services from data, insights, creativity, technology, and experiential that deploys itself to seize clients’ biggest opportunities and solve their toughest business problems.The collective includes: 72andSunny, Instrument, Brand Citizens, Crispin Porter Bogusky (CPB,) Hecho Studios and Redscout.

ABOUT STAGWELL

Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative performance for the world’s most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing.  Led by entrepreneurs, our 10,000+ specialists in 34+ countries are unified under a single purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for their clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

CONTACT 
comms.la@72andSunny.com

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