- Monday, May. 15, 2017
Committed to providing the highest level of service to its growing clientele, 2C Creative (“2C”) has strengthened its award-winning team with a trio of creative directors. Long-time staffers Marni Wagner and Ben Frank have been promoted into the role, while Larry Wiener joins the Miami-based creative agency from Eclipse Creative, where he most recently served as VP Creative.
Marni Wagner and Ben Frank each joined 2C in the role of writer/producer in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Both have played an integral part in the creative agency’s successes, an impact recognized in their promotions to supervising producer and now creative director.
Wagner began her career as an executive assistant on the Sony lot in Los Angeles. She eventually moved to New York, where she worked on a number of long-form shows and specials, before becoming a field producer who traveled across the country for different networks while keeping a home base in Miami. Wagner joined 2C while working as a producer on “Judge Alex” and “Cristina’s Court.” At 2C, Wagner has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, but she’s most proud of her efforts on CMT’s launch promo for “Nashville,” which has been nominated for a PromaxBDA Global Excellence Award and the syndicated launch of “Crime Watch Daily.”
Frank got his start working for various affiliate stations as a writer-producer-editor on news topicals, special reports and image spots. At his last station job with Miami’s WTVJ, he was recommended to Sloan by a co-worker, and the rest is history. Among his numerous accomplishments at 2C, Frank is most proud of his work on the season launch promos for HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” USA Network’s “Shooter” and CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” as well as the NBC Olympics Opening Ceremony promo for Rio 2016 and Telemundo’s upfront presentation.
“The promotions of Marni Wagner and Ben Frank are well-deserved,” said founder and Chief Creative Officer of 2C, Chris Sloan. “Both of them have literally grown up with 2C, raising their own abilities over the years as well as the company’s capabilities. Their creativity, strategic sense, leadership and team approach embody the best of 2C.”
Prior to Eclipse, Larry Wiener was a supervising producer at Discovery Channel, handling 360-degree campaigns for such new and returning shows as “Naked and Afraid,” “Moonshiners” and “Alaskan Bush People.” Additionally, he has held creative marketing positions at Tribune, CBS and Fox Networks. Wiener had also served as a freelance writer/producer for 2C, where he first came to know Sloan and his staff.
“Having known Larry as a client, 2C team member, and even competitor, I’ve always had tremendous respect for his creativity and passion. We’re thrilled he’s back, and we’ll benefit from the perspective he’s gained while working on the client side,” Sloan added.
“I’m excited to return to 2C, a fantastic agency with a wildly talented team,” said Wiener. “Over the years, I’ve been both an employee and a client, so this move for me feels a lot like coming home.”
About 2C Creative
2C Creative is an award-winning creative agency and content production company. 2C’s creative + content = award-winning promos, brand integrations, live-action shoots, design & original series for TV networks, studios and national advertisers. The company’s promotion and design clients include, among many others, such notable brands as FOX, HBO, TNT, Discovery Channel, Velocity, FXX, Oxygen, Science Channel, Nickelodeon, Optimum, 20th Television and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. 2C’s passionate creative team, which has earned 30 coveted PromaxBDA Awards in the past six years alone, comprises some of the nation’s top talent from film, television, advertising and design. For more information, please visit: www.2c.tv.