SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - Integrated advertising agency Duncan/Channon announced today it has named 16-year industry veteran Michael Lemme as its fourth partner. Lemme will continue to lead the agency's UX and design practices and contribute to its strategic practice, and he will join the other partners in providing strategic guidance for the agency, with a focus on creative as Chief Creative Officer.
Duncan/Channon also announced that digital and social specialist Andrea Bozeman, formerly associate creative director at AKQA, will join the agency as Creative Director.
"Lemme has been an outstanding creative and strategic leader at Duncan/Channon for the last eight years, and we're thrilled to announce his partnership," said partner and CEO Andy Berkenfield. "He's been instrumental in putting digital at the forefront of how this agency creates and this agency at the forefront of digital. He also brings extraordinary design and strategic skills. Throw in the cool beard -- he's a quadruple threat."
Lemme has led rebranding efforts at Duncan/Channon for Esurance, Tahoe South and Hard Rock International, for which the agency won top honors from the international REBRAND 100 Awards. He also conceived and designed the agency's widely honored digital work for Hard Rock and for Blurb. Prior to joining Duncan/Channon, Lemme was creative director at the San Francisco design firm Method, where he led efforts for SFMOMA, Autodesk, Reuters and American Apparel.
In addition to the REBRAND 100 award, his third (the first was for Autodesk in 2006), he has been recognized in Communication Arts' 2012 Advertising Annual for his work on Blurb and CA's Interactive Annual for his Hard Rock work. He was also a One Show Interactive finalist for Hard Rock and a One Show Interactive winner for SFMOMA's "Making Sense of Modern Art" interface. And his musings have been featured on Communications Arts' "Insights" blog.
Said Lemme: "Duncan/Channon is an exceptional place. I'd say why but you wouldn't believe me. And I love the work we do -- helping brands re-discover, redefine and relaunch themselves. I couldn't be more honored by this partnership. And I couldn't be more excited that a strategic and creative thinker as brilliant as Andrea has joined our team. She's a force."
At AKQA, Andrea Bozeman developed digital and other non-traditional work for such iconic brands as Gap, Target and Xbox. Prior to AQKA, Bozeman worked at several agencies in the US and EU creating digital, social, mobile and traditional campaigns for McDonald's, Visa, Old Navy, Microsoft, Levi's, Mattel and others.
Founded in 1990, Duncan/Channon (duncanchannon.com) is an independent, full-service advertising agency based in San Francisco. The award-winning shop delivers integrated marketing services to a growing client roster, which includes StubHub, Hard Rock, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sega, DriveTime and John Muir Health.