IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ELA, a premiere full-service advertising and marketing agency, today announced the appointment of Carlos Musquez to the position of Executive Creative Director. Musquez will be responsible for leading the creative and strategy for all of ELA’s accounts.
Musquez comes to ELA from Irvine-based Alcone Marketing Group, a subsidiary of Omnicom Group, where he worked for 17 years, with the last nine as VP, creative director.
A 21-year successful industry veteran, Musquez has crafted award-winning integrated marketing campaigns for many major brands, including The California Lottery, Warner Music Group, Nestle, Logitech, LG Mobile, eBay, SONY, and Coca-Cola. He’s also earned numerous awards from the Addy’s, Creativity, Effie’s, New York Festivals, Communication Arts, and the Art Director’s Club, as well as a coveted Gold Clio.
“Carlos’ passionate leadership, proven creative expertise, and diverse background will help ELA continue its mission to bring the highest level of creativity to our clients, while expanding our global strategy,” said Andre Filip, CEO of ELA. “We welcome Carlos, and look forward to a strong and synergistic relationship.”
“It’s an honor to be joining ELA, an agency that is constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and design and taking their success to new levels,” said Musquez. “We share a complementary desire to exploit creative innovation and achieve the impossible. I’m honored to be part of a truly outstanding agency, and look forward to helping them surpass their goals.”
Prior to Alcone, Musquez was owner and creative director of Oneroom Advertising & Design, where he worked with national clients such as Carl’s Jr., Illy Coffee, Warner Music Group, Rhino Records, Roxy, and the Yamaha Corporation. Before this, he was creative director and partner for AMP, where he lead creative for clients that included Cinnabon Domestic & International, Coke, Shimano, FOX, Johnny Rockets, and El Pollo Loco.
ELA is a premiere full-service agency led by award-winning industry veterans and a tireless team of strategic, creative dreamers. ELA focuses on helping brands, including clients Warner Bros., IMAX, MGM Grand, The Irvine Company, Obagi, Intel, Curacao, and Thermador, achieve the impossible. Founded in 1992, ELA specializes in general market, multicultural, print, and interactive advertising, as well as commercial production. It is one of the area’s largest advertising agencies with offices in Orange County and Los Angeles. ELA’s team believes that brands are like humans, needing constant emotional stimulation in order to spark change and create true business growth. For more information, visit http://www.ela1.com.