PRETTYBIRD Is Ad Age’s A-List 2021 Production Company of the Year!

When Kerstin Emhoff and Paul Hunter opened the doors of PRETTYBIRD in 2007, things didn’t come easy. As a woman…
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PRETTYBIRD Is Ad Age’s A-List 2021 Production Company of the Year!

When Kerstin Emhoff and Paul Hunter opened the doors of PRETTYBIRD in 2007, things didn’t come easy.

As a woman and a Black man founding a startup production company, they felt they had to be deliberate about their choices and their positioning. Hunter, though at the time already an A-List director, recalls wanting to avoid promoting PRETTYBIRD as a “Black-owned” business. “Kerstin and I were trying to fight against that, even though I was leading the charge as director because there was a limited amount of work, and the creative scene at the time was sort of dumbed-down, which was a real issue,” he says.

More than a decade later, PRETTYBIRD’s storytelling is the furthest from “dumbed-down” as you can get, all told from one of the most diverse rosters in the industry.

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‘The Santa Stories,’ ‘Michael CeraVe’ Win Big at Tribeca X‘Michael CeraVe,’ ‘Cosmetic Criminals’ Win at D&AD Awards – D&ADPRETTYBIRD Scores 18 Wins at One Show – The One Club for Creativitye.l.f. Cosmetics ‘Cosmetic Criminals’ Wins Gold at Shots AwardsSuzanne Hargrove, VP of Prettybird, wins Executive Producer of the Year at the 2024 Creativity Awards – Ad Age Adidas ‘The Original Impossible’ is named Film/TV/Video of the Year at the 2024 Creativity Awards – Ad Agee.l.f. ‘Cosmetic Criminals’ is a Webby Award winner – Shoot OnlineWhy CeraVe, Velveeta and Bottega Veneta Are Putting the Paparazzi on Speed Dial – AdweekPRETTYBIRD Lands on Ad Age’s 2024 Production Company A-List – Ad AgeNo, Michael Cera Is Not the Mastermind Behind CeraVe – The New York Times
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