Modus Operandi welcomes former Wieden + Kennedy Senior Interactive Producer Carl Whitehouse to the company as Director of Agency Services along with Technical Lead Roy Martin. The duo has joined ModOp VP Shannon Clune to manage the company’s growing Portland office.
ModOp launched in Los Angeles sixteen months ago, followed by the Portland hub, to create compelling and innovative campaigns across all distribution platforms. Multi-talented experts from key fields – advertising, gaming, television promotion and digital production – founded the company, which has already made its impact with innovative and compelling digital campaigns for Sims Showtime (featuring Katy Perry), Nike Golf, FedEx, Samuel Adams, Nivea, Pillsbury, EA Sports, FIFA 12, Nike World Cup and more.
Jeff Suhy, Executive Creative Director and ModOp Co-Founder, laughs that “it is always best to hire people smarter than oneself, and this forms the basis for ModOp PDX.” He also notes that the addition of Whitehouse and Martin speaks to the company’s role as agency partner in the digital engagement space.
Carl Whitehouse, now Director of Agency Services at ModOp, is an integrated advertising and marketing expert with more than 10 years’ experience creating and managing creative campaigns, both on and offline. As a Senior Interactive Producer at Wieden + Kennedy, Whitehouse produced M16, Cannes Lion, and One Show-winning, complex campaigns and programs across all media, managing projects from a global perspective, including ROI and customer experience. In his agency role he served as solutions architect for clients and internal teams including account planners, clients and creatives. Prior to W+K, Whitehouse was an interactive producer at CMD Agency leading the development of overall program/project strategy, managing of creative and technical execution for projects with Intel, Adidas, HP, Microsoft and Cisco. He has also served as a consultant and communications specialist at branding and software solutions agencies.
“Our role is to be a true partner and explore and define the possible,” comments Whitehouse of ModOp’s agency services team. “Key to the process is our intrinsic understanding of agency life and demands so that executions and ideas add brand value across the board.”
Roy Martin brings an unparalleled skill set to his role as ModOp Technical Lead overseeing and applying technical direction to entire project lifecycles. During his career, Martin has created and launched hundreds of dynamic and award winning web, mobile, Facebook and digital media campaigns, developed applications, content management, customer relations and e-commerce systems for numerous clients including Electronic Arts, Nike, Microsoft, Smuckers and The YMCA. For his innovation, Martin has garnered many accolades – including Cannes Lions, IMA, WMA and w3 awards. He is an active member of PDX-UX and Mobile Portland, and received the people’s choice award for Portland Startup Weekend Oct. 2011.
“From its start, Modus Operandi has pushed technical and creative boundaries with user experience,” explains Martin. “Here, thought leaders who respect and encourage collaboration come together to innovate. And that’s incredibly exciting.”
Clune, who joined ModOp in 2011, is a two-time Webby Award winner with fifteen years of experience leading digital teams in support of agencies and clients including Wieden + Kennedy, HP, Intel, Nike Football, Golf, Lacrosse, and Nike+, EA Games, and Target among others. As a former Vice President of Fleishman-Hillard’s Global Digital practice, he created and managed integrated communication programs for such clients as RIM BlackBerry, AT&T, the Federal Trade Commission, the White House office of National Drug Control Policy (the Youth Antidrug Campaign), AT&T, and the Department of Defense.
“Modus Operandi has many of the best and brightest people in all disciplines, producing world class creative,” concludes Clune, “With the addition of Carl and Roy we knew that harnessing the company’s creativity via Portland – a place defined by an independent spirit and culture of innovation - was the next logical step.”