We Are Social appoints ACD and first shooting director

Global social media agency We Are Social has boosted its creative and production teams by hiring All Together Now’s Daniel Evans as associate creative director and Hello You Creatives’ founder Dan Vallint-Riggs as its first shooting director.

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Daniel Evans and Dan Vallint-Riggs

Evans has worked in senior creative roles for agencies including Huge and Buzzman Paris. Most recently, he was creative director at content agency All Together Now, working across clients including Mercedes Benz, Argos and Virgin Money.

His work includes the Cannes award-winning ‘Last Square’ campaign for Milka, Pharrell Williams and Tipp-ex collaboration ‘The Social Book’ and Samsung’s LED Sheep.

Evans said: “I was impressed by We Are Social’s approach to putting ideas first, rather than platforms. I’m looking forward to being part of an agency that’s championing this approach in the industry; it’s where the best creative work will come from over the next few years.”

Vallint-Riggs joins We Are Social in the newly-created role of shooting director from content agency The Moment, where he was senior producer/director, working with clients like Levi’s and the BBC to create online video content.

He also worked on TV commercials at The Moment, most recently as director for Continental Tyres’ Euro 2016 campaign spot. Before this, he worked in post-production and director roles at Tinderflint and Content is King.

He also founded and continues to manage creative community HelloYouCreatives.com.

Vallint-Riggs added: “I’m excited to be joining a creative agency with strong, direct client relationships, allowing me to see campaigns through from start to finish rather than working on one off executions. We Are Social’s client list is enviable, and the type of work the agency is doing is aspirational – I’m delighted to be a part of it.”

At We Are Social, both Evans and Vallint-Riggs will work across a number of the agency’s key clients, including Google, Heineken and first direct.

Jim Coleman, UK CEO at We Are Social, said: “Daniel and Dan’s appointments reflect the type of work that we’re increasingly being asked to do at We Are Social – creative, socially-led executions that sit at the centre of our clients’ marketing strategies. Daniel’s been championing social thinking for a long time in the industry – he was one of the first truly social creatives and has been producing impressive, award-winning work for a number of years. His expertise and his attitude are perfect for our creative team.

“It’s also very exciting to be able to bring on board our first shooting director; Dan’s appointment will help us change the way we create video content for our clients, giving us a well-rounded, more complete production offering.”

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