Source: Swerve/The Toy Book

Swerve, a Canada-based marketing and communications agency that counts Asmodee, Jazwares, Mastermind Toys, Playmobil, and Ravensburger among its clients, is expanding its team with new hires, internal promotions, and newly created roles.

“We’ve been diligent in adapting to industry trends and listening to our client needs which have contributed to the transformation of Swerve over the years,” says Swerve President and CEO Andrew Wagar. “As a result, we have had record growth over the past two years and have expanded our team and its skills to truly offer a one-stop-shop for integrated marketing communications to our clients.”

Swerve’s Staffing Moves Include:

  • Natasha Martin has been promoted to the newly created role of vice president of client service. She will oversee all integrated campaigns with a focus on creative strategy.
  • Kimia Moslemi has been promoted to account director.
  • Alissa Gaiser has been promoted to account manager.
  • Samantha Machan has been promoted to account manager.
  • Somya Dixit Anand joins Swerve as account director.
  • Trevor Beckham joins Swerve as account manager, PR and digital.

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Swerve says that it expects more new clients to join its roster this fall. While the agency is based in Canada, its focus is on North America and it expects new positions to be added in the near future, including some roles based in the U.S.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.