Mistress Names Allison Barnes Director of Media, Kristin Busk Director of Social Strategy and Iman Forde Director of Project Management
By thelaegotist / / Independent LA Agency Continues Building Leadership Bandwidth Following Merger with Digital Specialist Supermoon L-R Allison Barnes, Iman Forde and Kristin Busk Mistress, the full-service independent creative agency based here has named Allison Barnes Director of Media, Kristin “KB” Busk Director of Social Strategy and Iman Forde Director of Project Management. All are new positions at the agency. Allison comes to Mistress from Supermoon following the merger of the two agencies last year. Previously the Director of Media Services at Supermoon, Barnes has over 20 years of media strategy and execution experience, having previously worked in leadership positions at top media agencies including Starcom,Mediavest, and Spark Foundry. Barnes’ media solutions have broken through the clutter and authentically connected with customers for a variety of brands, including Kraft, Delta Faucets, Concur, Supercuts, Bolthouse Farms, American Greetings and Hotwire.com. She has received two Effie awards for her work on Veridian Homes, in addition to several other agency and industry honors. At Mistress, she will lead the agency’s newly minted media buying and planning capabilities, with an emphasis on digital and social media. KB is a new hire at Mistress with over seven years of digital experience. Her resume includes positions at Madison + Vine, VOWEL (a PMK*BNC digital agency), and theAudience. She has worked across all digital tiers, running highly engaged social media platforms for the first season of The X Factor USA, as well as launching worldwide tours and album releases for top 10 artists like Pitbull, The Weeknd, Black Sabbath and Pearl Jam. KB has worked on influencer campaigns for American Express and Pepsi and content creation for brands such as Samsung, Taco Bell, Audi and The Billboard Music Awards. She has received an Honorary Webby for the Pitbull Walmart Kodiak campaign and a Bronze Award from the American Advertising Awards (Los Angeles) for the Ashton Kutcher and Lenovo Tablet Launch, both social first campaigns. Iman Forde has been promoted to Director of Project Management after working at Mistress for nearly three years. She came to the agency from Select World, and prior to that, The Sheppard, two LA based agencies. She started as Project Manager at Mistress, then was quickly promoted to Sr. Project Manager, working on Discover Los Angeles, IMAX, Coca-Cola Freestyle, Pearson Education, and Audience Network (DirecTV/AT&T). Forde has lead Mistress through a period of growth and has mentored a new generation of junior PMs at the agency.