December 10, 2013 12:33 ET

ARGONAUT Adds More Firepower

Award-Winning Creative Team and Senior Strategist Are Latest Hires

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - San Francisco-based ad agency ARGONAUT hires senior creative team Matthew Bottkol and Todd Eisner, and strategy director Lizzie Azzolino.

"We continue to be thrilled about the amazing talent joining us at ARGONAUT," said Jordan Warren, president. "Lizzie's senior strategic capability complements our holistic approach perfectly, while Matt and Todd fortify our creative leadership."

"Rick and I have always admired Matt and Todd," said Hunter Hindman, co-chief creative officer. "We had a blast working with them at Goodby, they both enhance the creative craziness that exists in our agency culture and don't hold a lot back. Their imaginations don't run wild, they sprint."

Matthew Bottkol and Todd Eisner join ARGONAUT as a seasoned senior creative team, having worked together for over 9 years. Their combined 25 years of experience includes working with founders Rick Condos and Hunter Hindman at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where they created campaigns for Cheetos and repositioned the Chevy Trucks brand. Bottkol and Eisner most-recently ran the Sonic Drive Thru account and oversaw all broadcast television creative for TD Ameritrade while at Goodby. Since their partnership began in 2004 at FCB in New York, their work for other renowned brands include Toyota, Oreo, Milk-Bone, Planters Peanuts, Gerber, American Standard and Cannondale Bicycles. They both received numerous awards ranging from Cannes Advertising Festival, National Addy Awards, Art Directors Club and The One Show to name a few. 

Lizzie Azzolino brings a breath of fresh senior strategic experience to ARGONAUT as the agency's most-senior strategy director, with an emphasis on digital and social strategy. Azzolino most-recently directed brand planning at Engauge in Atlanta, where she spent 5 years working on the T-Mobile account and led brand strategy and research for Coca-Cola, EVEN Hotels (IHG), Brown Forman and HoneyBaked Ham.

ARGONAUT is an advertising agency based in San Francisco, California, founded in March 2013 by industry veteran Jordan Warren and creative team Hunter Hindman and Rick Condos, along with Max Heilbron as head of strategy, Robbie Whiting as head of creative technology and production, and Conal O'Doherty as head of growth.