Joel Dean, Annick Mayer
New York, NY (December 11, 2012)—New York commercial music and sound company Butter is expanding its Manhattan-based team with the addition of composer Joel Dean and associate producer Annick Mayer.

"Annick and Joel are incredibly talented and are a great addition to the family," noted Butter EP Ian Jeffreys. "Both have a sophisticated musical acumen that will help to enrich the diversity of services we offer our clients.  We're thrilled to have them on board."

Joel Dean is an award-winning writer, composer and producer whose sonic portfolio includes work for artists such as Blindside, Reggie Watts, Doxi Jones, J Rand, Hyori Lee and U-Kiss, as well as spots for Chrysler, Lexus, Hershey's, AT&T, Crown Royal, Dunkin' Donuts, Converse, Discover Card, Ford,, McDonald's and Toshiba, among others. Dean's TV and feature film reel includes musical placements in American Reunion, An Invisible Sign, Flight of the Living Dead, American Pickers, SNL, Tosh.0, E News Daily, Shameless, CSI: New York, Jersey Shore and Y&R.

Mayer, an agency world veteran who was most recently at Saatchi & Saatchi, has already been working at Butter for several months, spinning out work for Dunkin' Donuts, Marriott, Crown Royal and Domino's, among others. She is a founding editor of the Arcade44 webzine where she produced live events and documentary-style shorts profiling bands such as YACHT, Housse De Racket, and PoliÁa.