Six Well-Deserved Promotions Across Creative, Media, Strategy, and Finance

Ty Gates | Jun. 3 2021

The Many have been riding a tremendous wave of success as we turned the corner into 2021—it’s still going! We’re all hands on deck with our teams stepping up to ensure we’re constantly putting our best work forward and continuing to challenge comfortable.
 
While we’ve made some big new hire announcements recently (Amber Justis as Head of Creative; Anne Halvorson and John Line as our first-ever Group Brand Directors; 19 incredible individuals across various departments), we also wouldn’t be where we are without the continuous hard work of our people who have been committed to this agency throughout some wild times. To that end, we’re beyond excited to announce six promotions across The Many. 
 
Join us in celebrating each one of them. We appreciate you all!


Carter Baker, from Media Supervisor, Programmatic and Social to Associate Director, Digital Media.
 
How long have you been at The Many? One year and 11 months.
 
What is your most favorite memory since you started with the agency?
Besides the sunsets off PCH and office dogs, when I presented a dashboard for 36 minutes over Zoom only to find out my audio had cut out and the team covered – all while the person sharing their screen was scrolling at the exact right time – and no one messaged me.
 
What would you like to accomplish in this new role?
Continue to develop and expand the internal digital team and agency’s technical competencies.
 
What song best describes how you feel about your promotion?
“Fool in the Rain” – Led Zeppelin

Cameron Bell, from Art Director to Senior Art Director.
 
How long have you been at The Many? One year and eight months.
 
What is your most favorite memory since you started with the agency?
Since I’ve started at The Many, my favorite memory was when I first laid eyes on our new office on the PCH. Stepping into that building felt a bit magical. You can smell the ocean and feel the breeze, and on top of that, it was filled with amazing people.
 
What would you like to accomplish in this new role?
I want to keep making awesome creative work with my peers at The Many, and I want to continue to push our creative output to the next level. 
 
What song best describes how you feel about your promotion?
“So Fresh, So Clean” – Outkast

Lucy Campos, from Director of Accounting to Group Director, Finance and Business Affairs.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Almost four years.
 
What is your most favorite memory since you started with the agency?
Meeting Cooper, Jens’ dog – it was love at first sight!
 
What would you like to accomplish in this new role?
Just to keep improving and growing with the agency – there is always room for improvement.
 
What song best describes how you feel about your promotion?
“Let’s Go Crazy” – Prince

Evan Chiplock, from Copywriter to Senior Copywriter.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Almost two years. 
 
What is your most favorite memory since you started with the agency?
It has to be the 2019-2020 Holiday Party – I was only a few months in and it’s the moment I realized that I freaking love these people. When it comes to vulnerability and bonding, nothing does the trick quite like participating in some painfully off-beat dancing with your coworkers. 
 
Also, there was a tarot reader who told me I was going to have a “night to remember” which felt more like an observation than a prediction, but hey, get your bag, girl. 
 
What would you like to accomplish in this new role?
I hope to keep doing what I’ve been doing – making fun, stupid, meaningful, crazy stuff with people that genuinely give their all to the work. 
 
What song best describes how you feel about your promotion?
“Own It” – Rico Nasty 

Kara Mullikin, from Associate Director of Strategy to Strategy Director.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Eight months already! 
 
What is your most favorite memory since you started with the agency?
I think it is a two-parter:

  1. A more recent one is having my creative counterparts (shout-out to my other promoted colleague, Evan Chiplock!) tell me how fun and exciting my briefs are! It’s a goal of mine to turn boring data and traditional strategies into exciting creative briefs with narratives that spark new thinking. 
  2. A second favorite memory is when Cabral (my boss) called me late one night, six months into my The Many journey, and said ‘you deserve this role and we want to recognize your work with it.’ Being recognized for the work you do is always amazing. 
 
What would you like to accomplish in this new role?
I want to continue bringing exciting angles into creative thinking. I also want to continue to blend the lines between how media and strategy collaborate so we can do wilder ads and placements with support from the media friends. I’m also looking forward to bringing new thinking into the agency and sparks of cultural relevance. Stay tuned.
 
What song best describes how you feel about your promotion?
“All Me” – Drake

Harriet Riley, from Senior Social Strategist to Director of Social Strategy.
 
How long have you been at The Many? 1 month shy of a year.
 
What is your most favorite memory since you started with the agency?
Getting on Zoom with Blake the day I got promoted. I don’t think my cheeks have been so sore from smiling so much. With a big, fat, shit-eating grin on my face, we talked about it all – where Social Strategy at The Many could go and what it could mean for the work we all do. It did a hell of a lot more than just cement my adoration for my agency partners. It launched a new, creative, and energized runway that keeps me active and poppin’ off each and every day.  
 
What would you like to accomplish in this new role?
I am actively building out a team to help shape the future of how we guide our clients through the social landscape. For me, I hope to tap into each of my people’s superpowers and find those projects that make them revel in the unknown. Only here is where I believe we will push the boundaries of what brands on social media could or should be.
 
What song best describes how you feel about your promotion?
“Punching In A Dream” – The Naked and Famous

+