Duncan Channon Promotes Creative Duo to Associate Creative Director Roles

By Erik Oster Comment

Duncan Channon announced the promotions of creative duo Melissa Ploysophon and Marty Bonacorso to roles as associate creative directors, reporting to executive creative director Anne Elisco-Lemme.

“These two couldn’t be more deserving of leadership roles in Duncan Channon’s creative department,” Elisco-Lemme said in a statement. “Marty and Melissa just see the creative idea. They intuitively know what should stay and what’s extraneous – and how to collaborate with teams to make the work the best it can be. Tellingly, younger creatives have long sought them out for mentorship.

“What’s more, their creative smarts are matched by their client smarts. In an industry where even seasoned creatives struggle to build empathetic relationships with clients, Marty and Melissa have a rare skill in creating trusting connections with clients,” she added.

The pair joined Duncan Channon as senior art director and senior copywriter, respectively, in October of 2015. At Duncan Channon, they have worked on the recent  “Whatever It Takes” World Series campaign for Stand Up To Cancer and efforts for So Delicious Dairy FreeEbatesJohn Muir Health and Tahoe South. Prior to joining the agency, Ploysophon and Bonacorso spent over two years with Havas New York, where they worked with clients including Dos Equis, Liberty Mutual, TD Ameritrade, Lysol and Ritz.