Droga5 New York Expands Its Production Department with 3 Key Hires

By Patrick Coffee 

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Two months after hiring Lucia Grillo away from 360i to serve as its New York production development director, Droga5 made three more additions to the team working under her.

Ross Plummer and Amanda Revere have joined the agency as executive broadcast producers and Shayan Amir-Hosseini is an executive interactive producer.


Plummer comes to Droga5 after spending more than 8 years in Wieden + Kennedy’s production department in both its Amsterdam and Portland offices. During that time, he worked on campaigns for Coca-­Cola, ESPN, Heineken and more — and since transferring to Portland last year he has served as senior integrated producer on all Nike global football/soccer work including material related to this year’s Rio Olympics.

Before moving into the ad industry, he worked in production roles on top films and TV shows such as the 2005 Oscar winner Syriana and programs created by the BBC and National Geographic.

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Revere’s position at Droga5 follows stints with Fallon, Barton F. Graf and McCann. She helped build BFG’s production team over more than three years and contributed to work on Kayak, Ragu and Dish Network before working on General Mills, MasterCard and The New York Lottery (among others) during a year at McCann New York.

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Amir-Hosseini returns to the agency world after spending nearly two years as a member of Google’s creative lab and access & energy teams. During his time there, he helped develop the Android Experiments Initative’s web platform, worked on several apps and Google Translate’s Tap to Translate function, and created content related to last year’s Google OnHub wireless router project. Before moving to the tech side, he held integrated production and accounts positions with Saatchi & Saatchi L.A. and Campbell Ewald.

Regarding the new hires, chief creation officer Sally-Ann Dale said, “As Droga5 continues to grow and deepen our Production capabilities, hiring top talent is critical to business success for our clients, as well as for the agency. Ross, Amanda and Shayan’s considerable talent and extensive expertise will align quite nicely with the momentum we have going. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future has to offer with them on board.”

No word as to which specific projects the three will be working on as the newest members of Droga5’s New York team.