RPA Continues Growth with Six Key Creative Talents

Santa Monica, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 – Following the recent addition of four outstanding creative talents, RPA, the largest advertising agency headquartered in Los Angeles and the third-largest independent agency in the country, is pleased to announce six additional creative hires. Antonio Marcato joins the agency as a senior AD, and Suzie Yeranosyan and Quinn Killick will fill junior AD roles. Brian Frost arrives as senior CW, with Lior Ben-Aharon bolstering the CW roster. Finally, Jenaca Holmes will add her talents as a social media writer.

“As the industry continues to evolve, RPA is determined to stay at the front line of creativity, technology and communications,” said RPA EVP/CCO Joe Baratelli. “Each of our new Associates brings a unique set of skills that will help RPA grow and advance.”

Antonio Marcato (Sr. AD): Marcato joins RPA from Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where his portfolio included Chevrolet, Sprint, Comcast and Cheetos. His work recently was awarded a Cannes Gold Mobile Lion for “Chevy Game Time.”

Brian Frost (Sr. CW): A native of Portland, Ore., Frost joins RPA from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where his clients included Best Buy, Domino’s and Burger King.

Suzie Yeranosyan (AD): Yeranosyan returns to L.A. from Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, where she contributed to campaigns for Google, Sprint, Doritos, Chevrolet and HP, among many others. She is the recent winner of the “USA Today” Cannes Young Lion competition.

Quinn Killick (AD): Killick is an award-winning, multidisciplinary art director and designer. His work is bold and sophisticated, innovative and explorative, and always on the cutting edge.

Lior Ben-Aharon (CW): Lior joins RPA following two years as a copywriter at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM). His portfolio includes work for Kia, Mitsubishi, Jenny Craig, Lowe’s, Suzuki, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Adobe and Electronic Arts.

Jenaca Holmes (Social Media Writer): Holmes learned social media strategy working on brands such as Nestlé, Tacoma College Entrepreneur Network and Premier Media Group. Prior to joining RPA, she worked at New Media Strategies.


About RPA:

RPA, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., is a leading independent advertising agency. RPA builds momentum for brands by offering its clients truly integrated campaigns that resonate throughout its disciplines, which include traditional advertising, interactive, and direct and event marketing. RPA’s client list includes American Honda, both the Honda and Acura brands, California Department of Public Health, La-Z-Boy, Farmers Insurance Group, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Sole Society. For more information, visit http://www.rpa.com.