EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Team One is strengthening its production department with the recent hire of Sam Walsh as Executive Producer. He will work across multiple accounts with a primary focus on Lexus. Walsh has more than 20 years of production experience, including two tenures as head of broadcast production at Publicis sibling agency Publicis & Hal Riney.
As Executive Producer, Sam will oversee filmed content, whether destined for TV, digital or emerging platforms. He was most recently Founder and CEO of Signal Management, a production and technology consultancy, where his clients included JWT NY, Ford, Team Detroit, Coca Cola Company, ESPN and Roxy. Walsh has also held leadership positions at several other agencies, including JWT NY and Team Detroit, and several production companies.
"Sam brings depth of experience and diversity of work to our production group," said Chris Graves, Chief Creative Officer at Team One. "He's fully engaged in the evolution of our business, and I see him as a valuable partner in accelerating our vision of content development. He has a unique ability to inspire up-and-coming production talent while executing on even the most complex ideas."
Walsh is best known for his work on Ford's Bold Moves campaign, a 30-part web-based documentary about the Ford Motor Company's turnaround efforts developed by JWT NY and Detroit. Walsh managed production of video episodes as well as digital teams, building interactive functionality and including point-counterpoint journalism, links to related sites, RSS feeds, blog aggregation and curated third-party content. It was named AdWeek's Online Campaign of the year in 2006.
"It's an exciting time to be part of Team One. Their culture demands quality and innovation at every turn," said Walsh. "We have more and more ways to engage with consumers, and that gives us a great challenge in pushing production techniques and processes to be more nimble and responsive and prolific than ever."
About Team One
With its very first campaign, Team One became the agency responsible for one of the most successful brand launches in history. The company's storied introduction of the Lexus brand—from unlikely challenger to the top-selling luxury nameplate in the U.S.—turned out to be just the beginning. Since then, launching innovative ideas, brands, products and even careers has become the agency's hallmark.
Headquartered in El Segundo (Los Angeles), California, and a division of Saatchi & Saatchi, Team One is a full-service marketing communications agency, providing comprehensive brand consultancy, strategic planning, advertising, media planning and buying, social media, brand advocacy, relationship (direct) marketing, event marketing/promotions, interactive/digital services, web development, public relations, and graphic design.
The agency has regional offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Current clients include: Lexus, the Lexus Dealer Association, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bombardier Flexjet, American Express, Northern Trust, Belkin consumer electronics, Haagen-Dazs, Edition Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, and Heal the Bay.
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