Philadelphia agency Red Tettemer has snagged Michael Barker, former senior art director at Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam, as its new executive creative director. Red is shaking things up; turning themselves into a player. The agency also added an interactive creative director, Ben Mallory, and a social media specialist, Annie Heckenberge.
Creativity a detailed interview with Steve Red (founder of the agency) and Barker, here.
Red said that:
“We have set out some goals for us to be a nationally recognized shop and we know in order to do that we have to have better and more talent around us. So, just in the last few months we’ve hired four or five significant people. Michael not only brings great creative talent and experience from amazing agencies and brands, but he’s also English. And they always sound so smart.”
With Barker chiming in:
“For me, it’s about the right place at the right time. I was looking at a few options, but as soon as I came over here, met everyone and saw the culture of the agency, it became a no-brainer.”
Red Tettemer is showing a little flash, no?