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Posts Tagged ‘Ivan Askwith’

Ivan Askwith Leaves Big Spaceship

Big Spaceship director of strategy, Ivan Askwith, has left the Brooklyn-based digital shop for a position (head of digital media is what they’re saying) at Lucasfilm (a BS client, actually). Askwith had spent three-and-a-half years at BS, moving up the ranks from senior strategist to his aforementioned post. For now, the strategy team at Big Spaceship is reporting directly to CEO, Michael Lebowitz. An MIT alum, Askwith spearheaded strategic efforts and project launches for clients including Wrigley (Skittles, Starburst, Altoids, Life Savers and Orbit) as well as Google, USA, A&E, Adobe and Corona during his time at BS.

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Lucasfilm Boards Big Spaceship

Lucasfilm Ltd, clearly one of the world’s leading film and entertainment companies, has selected Big Spaceship as DAOR for a multi-component digital initiative for Lucas Online across the web, social media and mobile. We have it on good authority that Ivan Askwith, director of strategy at the DUMBO-based shop, has quite the affinity for all things sci-fi, so let’s hope they don’t fuck up this amazing opportunity (although we doubt they will).

We’re actually pretty friggin’ psyched about this win, as Big Spaceship is known for creating some intensely visual and highly sensory digital experiences both on and offline (“HBO Voyeur  Project” is still a fave). Let’s hope that however shiteous Star Wars in 3D is, that B.S. blows our minds even more with this collaboration. May the force be with them.