Independent creative agency Translation has promoted its creative lead and welcomed two creative directors and three senior leaders to its leadership team.
Jason Campbell, who has been with the agency since 2020, was recently elevated to chief creative officer, expanding his role beyond Translation creative services to include the agency’s partnership with technology platform UnitedMasters, which gives creators more ways to grow by getting artists’ music on TV shows, movies, commercials, games and digital media.
The agency has also hired two new creative directors, Stephanie Cajucom and Dennis Kung.
Cajucom joined Translation last spring as a creative director and has spent the past few months helping shape the work on AT&T and WhatsApp. She started her career at mcgarrybowen and has worked at agencies including BBDO, Ogilvy, Mother, Giant Spoon, Joan and McCann with brands including IBM, Target, Chase, Microsoft, Yeti and Johnnie Walker. She was recently honored as a 2022 Cannes Lions See It Be It cohort and her work has been recognized by Cannes, The One Show, The Webby Awards and The Effies.
Cajucom has been reunited with her former partner, Kung, who joins Translation New York after three years as a creative director at Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai. There, he led teams across the agency’s client roster, helping Chinese brands like Oppo go global and brands like HP, Hennessy, Universal, Ikea and Visa grow in China. Prior to W+K, Kung worked at New York agencies including Ogilvy, Publicis and Mother, where his work was recognized by Cannes, One Show and D&AD.
“Our ability to attract this incredible talent to Translation and UnitedMasters continues to validate that we are the right company at the right time,” said Ann Wool, president at Translation in a statement.
Edward Lau recently joined Translation as head of operations, coming from from R/GA and Havas Health. In a few short months, Lau has already had a positive impact on operations and staffing at the agency. He boasts over 20 years of experience helping agencies service clients including Samsung, ESPN and Google.
Fabian Villenas joined Translation as vp of finance. With over 15 years of agency experience with WPP, Publicis Groupe and most recently IPG, he has worked with clients in the health, consumer, communications and entertainment spaces.
Courtney Nally comes to Translation as head of talent management, joining from Ketchum, where she led a team of more than 50 specialists across entertainment, sports, talent and influencer verticals. Nally has managed more than 1,000 deals with high-level athletes, actors, musicians, artists, chefs and various other experts. She is currently working within UnitedMasters across multiple teams to identify and secure brand opportunities for the more than one million artists on the platform.