Following a series of wins including Google, Olay, L.L. Bean, Waze, Belvedere Vodka and Uber, Jack Morton announced the expansion of its creative and strategic leadership teams across the U.S. All of the following hires are effective immediately.
Audrey Eden joins the global brand experience agency’s Los Angeles office as director of entertainment. She will be responsible for developing Jack Morton’s strategic entertainment offerings and platforms to respond to evolving client and market demands.
Eden’s 20-year experience in entertainment business, brand partnerships and the agency model spans stints held at Nederlander Concerts, Roger Davies Management, Deutsch, TBWA\Chiat\Day and 72andSunny, and clients including Target, American Express, Volkswagen, Verizon, Pedigree, AT&T, Mattel and Coca-Cola.
Additional hires include Julian Rad as group creative director in San Francisco, Michael Kort as vice president and group creative director in New York, Keith Manning as vice president and group creative director in Boston and Alex Esguerra as group creative director in L.A.
Together, the group brings to Jack Morton expertise in automotive, technology, consumer goods, retail, financial services, hospitality and healthcare across clients such as Beats by Dre, Intel, Facebook, the North Face, T-Mobile, Samsung, PepsiCo, the U.S. Army, JetBlue, Johnson & Johnson and General Motors, among others.
“Recruiting the best talent is critical to our success,” Jack Morton CCO Bruce Henderson said in a statement. “This gifted group of individuals bring diverse experience to our creative roster and a strong drive to push the limits of our creativity. They will help us bring forth more transformative work to our growing stable of clients.”
Rad will be the point person on Jack Morton’s Google account, overseeing the creative direction for the tech giant. Kort will lead creative efforts across New York and Princeton, N.J.