Colossal Squid Industries/Chicago has added two senior account service executives. Christina Downey has joined the firm as account director, a new position reporting to Colossal Squid co-founders Patrick Berry and Steve Slivka. Downey comes to CS from Alcone Marketing, where she served as an account director on brands such as Laughing Cow cheese, Kaukauna and Zatarain's. Sandy Jachs also has joined the agency as account director. Jachs will lead account teams on several brands, including Alberto Culver's Tresemme and Nexxus brands. Previously Jachs was an account director at Wirestone and a client director at JWT/Chicago.
Colossal Squid has been steadily expanding in recent months. "In the past nine months we have tripled in facility space and grown from a dozen agency veterans to 50 talented creatives, producers, developers and planners," said Berry.