HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Battery, the fast-growing independent creative agency based in Hollywood announced today that Chief Creative Officer Philip Khosid was named to Advertising Age's prestigious 40 Under 40 list, which celebrates people in the worlds of marketing, media or advertising who have made a significant contribution to the industry within the last year. The 40 Under 40 class of 2016 is being honored in a special issue of Ad Age that comes out today. See the issue here: adage.com/201640under40
"Ad Age's 40 Under 40 recognizes some of the smartest and most groundbreaking talent in marketing today," said Judann Pollack, Deputy Editor of Advertising Age. "The selection this year was particularly hard-fought with many excellent contenders and the final list is a global who's who of the brightest minds in agencies, marketing and media companies, talent agents, social media and more. This year's class includes executives who are making a mark in politics, data science, advertising and marketing at companies from AB InBev to Walt Disney Co. One of our 40 Under 40 is even helping street vendors around the world monetize their wares. While their achievements are varied and their experiences diverse, all our 40 Under 40 have one thing in common: they are smart young innovators who will be driving business for years to come."
"If anyone deserves this honor, it's Philip," said Anson Sowby, Battery's CEO, who co-founded the agency with Khosid. "He's a real force of nature and I look forward to going into battle with him for years to come. I'm damn proud to call him my business partner."
Khosid has enjoyed a long and distinguished creative career in advertising. Before launching Battery he was Executive Creative Director at Dare North America, Prior to DARE, Khosid led teams at Grey Worldwide as well as Proximity/BBDO. He has worked with blue chip clients, including Baileys, Campbell's, Cingular, Citi, Dreamworks, Labatt Breweries, General Motors, John Frieda, LinkedIn, McDonald's, NFL, General Mills, E*TRADE, Konami, Shazam, Sprint, Sony Ericsson, PlayStation, Reebok , Pepsi-QTG, Unilever, Verizon and Warner Brothers to name a few. Khosid's work has been recognized both nationally and internationally, including the DMAs, ADDC, Adweek, BrandWeek, Creativity, Adweek, Adage, Clios and One Show.
"I'm honored, humbled and totally grateful to be recognized by Ad Age," said Khosid. "I love this business. I love the people I work with. I love my peers, and I'm proud to be included among such a distinguished group of advertising professionals. They're great people. Incredible."
Launched in 2013 in the heart of Hollywood by Anson Sowby (CEO), Philip Khosid (CCO) and Chris Hepburn (CPO), Battery assembled a team of top agency creatives and former client side brand marketers from Chiat, Deutsch, Saatchi, Warner Bros, Trailer Park and Grey. Since then, Battery has been the spark behind some of the hottest campaigns in the industry, including the launch of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Mortal Kombat X and Batman Arkham Knight, and NBC Universal's pioneering new comedy video streaming service Seeso. Battery has created game-changing campaigns for Shazam, OUYA, Lego, Paramount Pictures and NBCUniversal, among others, and they've acquired clients in new categories including fashion, virtual reality hardware, toys and more. Along the way, Battery has been winning many top industry awards from Clios to Addy's to Ad Age's coveted Silver for Top Small Agency of the Year, and the shop has increased revenues over 500%, reflecting the shop's deep commitment to growing business for clients regardless of how big a brand might be. More information can be found at www.batteryagency.com, or follow them online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.
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