NYC-based Campfire, the indie shop founded by the Blair Witch co-creators and masterminds of HBO’s True Blood and Discovery’s “Shark Week” campaigns, has announced new hires including Jason Sutterfield as head of production. Sutterfield joins from Barbarian Group, where he was EP/director of programming and produced Samsung’s North American campaigns. Prior to TBG, Sutterfield held production/technology-based posts at the Martin Agency and Richards Group.
Along with Sutterfield, Campfire welcomes back Simone Oppenheimer, who left Campfire after four years for a brief stint as director of brand development at Big Fuel. Oppenheimer’s new post at Campfire is director of business development. In addition to the new hires and reunions, Campfire also promoted Marianne Raphael to group account director on Harley-Davidson, HBO, Discovery and Snapple among others.