New York, NY (November 22, 2011)—IKA Collective has forged an alliance with Mixology Post, and named Stu Sternbach its director of new business development.
"This year has been an exciting one in the evolution of IKA Collective," says Ian Karr, director/brand strategist for creative production/post studio IKA Collective. "We've been a one-stop creative shop since the beginning, but now brands and agencies are embracing that concept like never before. We're the classic story of an overnight sensation—25 years in the making."
He says of Rob Kahn, composer/engineer and founder of original music/sound design/audio post studio Mixology Post, "Adding Rob and Mixology to the Collective increases our creative critical mass and takes audio finishing to a whole new level; he is super-talented and a great fit for us."
Kahn, who will continue to operate Mixology as an independent company, is available to IKA Collective clients looking for original music/sound design/audio post. The company already offers an array of creative services, including creative development, live action production, editorial, visual effects design and animation.
Since joining IKA Collective, Kahn and his team have lent their talents to a launch spot for PurAbsorb, a women's vitamin supplement, via agency Nail Media Group; a campaign for Penguin Publishing on Nora Robert's new book, The Next Always; and IKA's own web series The Midnight Archive.
Sternbach joins IKA Collective following years as the president of the independent representation company Pangea. He got his start as an Account Executive at BBDO and from there he transitioned into sales/marketing positions at numerous post houses before launching Pangea.
"Stu has a wealth of experience and connections in the advertising production/post production business to bring our collective skills to an even wider array of clients," says Karr.