By Egotist / /
The Many welcomes Amber Justis as Head of Creative, a newly minted position for the independent agency following a year of unprecedented growth.
Justis steps into the role to oversee the Creative and Design departments, furthering the agency’s expansion by investing in its most potent resource—people. With over 15 new business wins in the last year, Justis will be charged with not only continuing to push the agency’s core intent—to find creative ways to challenge what’s comfortable, allowing brands to move from inertia to progress—but also expands the agency’s ability to adapt effectively to an increasingly complex world.
The last year brought forth no shortage of opportunities to find out what “challenging comfortable” could unlock when tested, both for brands and The Many itself. Battling a pandemic, civil unrest and the reformation of an industry facing a long-overdue reckoning, The Many placed an even greater emphasis on its holistic approach to leadership, actionable allyship and a people-first creative culture. Justis sums it up by saying, “Every member of this unique collective of storytellers locked arms as a team and made work that was impossible to ignore.”
“This radically independent group really gives a damn, not just about the fidelity of the work, but also the integrity by which that work is built,” Justis continues. “This team respects each other as complex beings, they speak plainly and transparently across all levels of the agency and, frankly, they deserve it. I’m here to be of service to that mission and advance this philosophy across the creative and design departments.”
As a result of The Many’s well-thought-out path to success in 2020, some incredible brands took notice. Its new client list includes Panda Express, eBay, Bumble Bee Seafoods, Budget Blinds, and Sweet Earth, along with a few that still remain top secret.
Justis brings over 23 years of experience as a creative thought-leader, a longtime advocate for advancing DEI in the workplace and a hybrid skill set that’s led her to shops like BBDO, FCB and Giant Spoon, as well as in-house roles with The Wonderful Agency and Facebook. Her work to support the evolution of Barbie’s body, “Imagine the Possibilities,” helped redefine Mattel’s place in pop culture and took Amber’s passion for representation to a global stage. Justis’ previous client list also includes EA, Disney, Pom Wonderful, Intel, Teleflora, Fiji Water, Ultimate Ears and Comedy Central.