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Smile + Wave Appoints Shenny Jaffer as Executive Producer

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Shenny provides extensive experience across all facets of the industry to the post production collective

Smile + Wave Appoints Shenny Jaffer as Executive Producer

Smile + Wave has today welcomed Shenny Jaffer to the team, joining Ashley Monaghan as executive producer. 

Having emigrated from East Africa to Canada as a child, Shenny initially pursued a career in the medical field before shifting her focus to the world of advertising. After landing a role as a receptionist at Ogilvy, she was soon assisting a team of seven producers in the broadcast department, before moving on to producing herself. A true collaborative partner, Shenny forged long-standing relationships across the industry whilst continuing to make waves as a senior producer. 

Since then, Shenny has seen the industry from a range of different perspectives. After cutting her teeth on the agency side, she moved into the world of animation, producing for a 2D/3D animation and motion graphics studio. Her first foray into post production, Shenny became one of the few freelance producers to have both agency and post experience under her belt - a real advantage in the industry. 

Throughout her career, Shenny has worked with impassioned directors, driven creatives, marketing teams struggling to navigate an oversaturated market, and major brands including Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Kronenbourg, IBM, Dove, and Tim Hortons. Working as head of integrated content & broadcast at Wunderman Thompson, she was able to rejuvenate the in-house post offerings and bring in a healthy revenue stream. On contract as an executive producer for Alter Ego, she not only mentored but also brought a much-needed perspective of agency/client relationships to the supplier side.   

Shenny now brings this extensive experience to Smile + Wave. Working to support strategic and creative thinking from planning to execution, she will offer a progressive outlook and a drive to produce exceptional work.

Shenny Jaffer, executive producer, comments: “When I spoke with Chris [Van Dyke, founder and editor] at Smile + Wave, I was grinning from ear to ear. Not only is he a brilliant creative mind, but a very smart business person who found a niche in the market. Smile + Wave’s approach is not only unique but also innovative. In this new world, our clients continue to look for cost-effective ways to create impactful content. Smile + Wave offers just that and more. This is my next adventure and I am more than thrilled to be working alongside Chris, Ashley, and the team.”

Chris Van Dyke, founder and editor at Smile + Wave, comments: “Shenny joins our team with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in every layer of the advertising and content business. Her expertise, respect for people, and love for the creative process will be a huge asset to Smile + Wave. I am honoured to build the Smile + Wave brand alongside one of the best in the biz, and work with her on projects across the creative spectrum with brands, agencies, PR, production, and post companies.”

Ashley Monaghan, executive producer at Smile + Wave, adds: “It’s a very exciting time for our company, as we have seen an incredible amount of growth and development within our roster over the last year. Shenny’s experience will support this continued growth, and increase the capabilities of our team. I am stoked to welcome Shenny to Smile + Wave!”

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Smile and Wave Post Production Inc., Mon, 07 Feb 2022 13:32:23 GMT