House of Current welcomes Lamar, Mosby and Ana


Our office gains three new family members. We’ve solidified our Southern roots though the wonderful addition of Savannah native and proud University of Alabama alumna Lamar Barton (don’t let the name fool you, she is quite the ladylike lady). Lamar, our spreadsheet jedi and billing sensei, is an experienced former Director of Financial Aid for Bauder College and South University, who loved being an Advertising and Creative Coordinator for Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty so much that she eventually decided to get back amongst creatives. Lamar is mother to Mosby Barton-Panda, our new VP of PDA, dachshund extraordinaire, licker and lover off all things human and canine (except for his own reflection, he hates that).

Also, we are now an International House of Current, with the arrival of Senior Copywriter Ana Ghelmez. Due to her Romanian/Hungarian accent and ability to keep state secrets, we like to imagine (and whisper internally) that we believe Ana to be an Eastern European spy with mad writing skills. Ana hails from the Ogilvy Bucharest headquarters, where she helped craft campaigns for brands like WWF, HBO, Avon and British American Tobacco. Ana’s way with words is rivaled only by her wearing of the most avant-garde printed tights and tennis shoes imaginable. Soon to be a dog-owner herself (#nopressure), we will share her addition to the family in our next edition.

Changing the perspective at PACIFIC PLACE 


We sure do love a good teaser.  So, when downtown Seattle’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Pacific Place, called for our help in letting the world know more about the selection of brands-to-die-for located at the center’s upper levels, we didn’t just come up with a concept, we gave them a movement. Our #lookuPP campaign is inspiring tourists and Seattleites alike to take the time to raise their gaze and welcome a brand new perspective.


Our friends at Madison Marquette (it feels wrong to call someone you have such a great working relationship with a “client) tasked us with figuring out exactly how they can make a strong and lasting impression at this year’s ICSC (the most important trade organization event of the community of international shopping centers) leasing convention in Las Vegas. We created a strong supporting ad that ran in “Shopping Centers Today” and striking booth graphics to update their overall look. #MissionAccomplished.