Bill Carlson & Billy Veasey Move to Rokkan Los Angeles; Brian Veasey Leads as General Manager
LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Rokkan (www.rokkan.com), a full-service creative and media agency, today announces exciting new leadership in its Los Angelesoffice. Brian Veasey will head up the West Coast office as its General Manager and New Business Director. He will be joined by Rokkan Creative Directors Bill Carlson and Billy Veasey, who moved from Rokkan’s New York headquarters to lead and grow the agency’s creative capabilities.
Previously, Brian served as Director of Business Development for SK+G. As General Manager of Rokkan Los Angeles, Brian is charged with growing Rokkan’s creative offering on the West Coast and developing local client relationships. In recent months, Rokkan Los Angeles has won new partnerships with REI, Pantone and Eyeconic by VSP and has been instrumental in producing groundbreaking new digital work for Cadillac.
“Rokkan’s ‘partner for brave change’ approach really struck with me,” said Brian. “With a background in business development, I’ve seen a lot of brands play it safe because they’re afraid of change. Rokkan finds the brands that are willing to take risks and partners with them to create work that matters. I wanted to be a part of that journey.”
Heading to Rokkan Los Angeles with Brian are Rokkan Creative Directors Bill Carlson andBilly Veasey. Bill and Billy were part of the creative team behind the recent “Daring Pursuits” web films produced for Cadillac as part of its “Dare Greatly” brand platform. Rokkan is Cadillac’s Social Agency of Record.
Bill and Billy also led creative and production for a new digital film for REI. “Make Home in Yosemite Valley,” promotes diversity and acceptance, and is part of REI’s ongoing national #LetsCamp campaign. REI is one of Rokkan Los Angeles’ latest wins and newest relationships.
Commenting on the rapid growth of Rokkan Los Angeles, John Noe, CEO & Co-Founder, Rokkan, said: “The momentum we’re seeing in Los Angeles is just the beginning of what we anticipate for Rokkan as we look ahead. We’ve made giant strides to re-imagine what it means to be a digital agency in a digital world, and we’re thrilled to see how an LA version of our NY hub will stretch our potential.”
Rokkan’s development in Los Angeles, as well as the recent opening of its Singapore office, represents a transformative year for the Publicis Groupe agency. The agency’s expansion follows an unprecedented rate of growth so far this year, with nearly 20 new brand partners joining its client roster. Major new wins for the agency include Cadillac, Café de Colombia, Hallmark, Veuve Clicquot, William Grant & Sons, and many more.