(Los Angeles, California--July 18, 2016) Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
Inc. (Deluxe) announces that John Paulson, the former CEO of Tag Worldwide, has joined the company as President and General Manager, Features and Advertising Post Services, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. Paulson will integrate Deluxe’s operations that span picture editorial, color, post and production services for feature film and advertising/brand marketing, to streamline processes for clients worldwide. He leads Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Editpool, Rushes, and Deluxe’s post-production group in Culver City, CA, as well as its Creative New Media team, which provides marketing strategy, design and technology services to create digital products.
Paulson said, “Feature film and advertising are becoming more seamlessly integrated, with creative talent cross-pollinating them and technology re-shaping them like never before. At the end of the day, both are ultimately about creativity, with studios and brands alike looking for the best talent and breakthrough thinking. In a world where more and more content is being produced, talent is what makes Deluxe and its specialized brands stand out.” He added, “Bringing all of this post and production talent and technology together creates new opportunities for experimentation and innovation ultimately for the benefit of both our Features and Advertising clients.”
Deluxe CEO John Wallace said, “John has led some of the biggest creative companies through significant change for two decades. He is continually out in front and able to shape organizations to deliver high-quality services while simplifying the client experience.” He added, “With John leading post services for features and advertising, Domenic Rom leading services for TV, and Ed Ulbrich driving VFX and VR, Deluxe has a strong leadership team to serve all aspects of the creative community with the best talent, technology, and innovation.”
Paulson is the former Global CEO of Tag Worldwide and Regional CEO for the company’s Williams Lea Group, where he led the company through major reorganizations and ensured the delivery of superior creative services to clients as diverse as the Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Jaguar-Land Rover and more. Prior to Tag he was with global advertising agency G2, starting as the President of G2 Interactive North America, where he spearheaded their acquisition and growth strategy and rising to Americas CEO of G2 Worldwide, where he led the unification of the company’s Interactive, Direct, Promotional Marketing and Branding & Design operating units into a single, integrated services offering. Prior to that he was Group Account Director for DDB Worldwide and held senior executive roles at Grey Worldwide, Grey Interactive, M&C Saatchi, and J. Walter Thompson. Paulson will be bi-coastal, working in New York and Los Angeles.
Deluxe Chief Creative Officer Stefan Sonnenfeld, who founded Company 3 in 1997 and played an instrumental role in growing Deluxe’s creative companies, said, “Our focus has always been on providing stand-out work to the most discerning creators. I’m looking forward to working with this leadership team to further the creative and strategic vision of Deluxe, to build deeper relationships with our clients, and to continue to develop our talent across the company.”
About Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is the global leader in digital services and technology solutions for content creation and delivery. Since 1915 Deluxe has been a trusted partner to Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, TV networks, online content producers, brands, and anyone looking to bring stories and experiences to audiences. Deluxe Creative companies house the world's top talent, amplified through a unified technology and business infrastructure to streamline processes, move media seamlessly, and connect our teams globally. Deluxe Delivery Solutions offer everything clients need to transform and deliver content in any format and release or broadcast window, for any recipient, to any device and destination. With headquarters in Los Angeles and New York, and operations in 25 key media markets worldwide, the company relies on the talents of 7,000 of the industry's premier artists, experts, and innovators. bydeluxe.com