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Manic Brings On Bob Cagliero As Managing Director

Press Release from Manic

Manic, the New York-based studio for VFX, cutting-edge motion graphics and finishing services, has hired Bob Cagliero as Managing Director. An industry leader with award-winning experience in both production and advertising, Cagliero's career credits include founder and principal of commercial production company East-West Films; senior producer at Ogilvy & Mather, where he supervised global campaigns for top brands; and most recently executive producer at 89 Editorial, where he played a significant role in company growth and brand development.

As Managing Director at Manic, Cagliero will be responsible for managing company operations, sales/marketing and overall expansion and brand development. He notes, "I am thrilled to be working with the group of talented artists and producers at Manic. I became immediately impressed with the comprehensive resources the company provides their clients through every dimension of visual effects, sound, web design and completion - all via state of the art technology attached to the highest level of creative standards. Equally exciting to me is the vision and energy the partners Michael Saia, Dee Tagert, Luis Moreno, and Barry Stilwell bring to table - they are truly devoted to a growth plan to successfully place Manic in the forefront of the design + visual effects industry."

"I was immediately struck by Bob's enthusiasm and tenaciousness. His track record and the breadth of experience in production, post and on the agency side speaks directly to our immediate growth plans at a time when limiting ourselves to a traditional post production model seems short sighted," adds Michael Saia, Managing Partner of Manic.

Cagliero brings to Manic not only his long-standing relationships with advertising agencies and content developers worldwide, but also his industry leadership, including on the board of Association of Independent Creative Editors; he's vice president of AICE International, and currently President of AICE East.

About Manic:New York-based Manic delivers cutting-edge motion graphics, 2D and 3D VFX, design, animation, and high-end finishing services for clients working in commercials, feature films, television, music videos and broadcast. The company's artists and principals have led campaigns for notable brands such as Nike, Virgin Mobile, Acura, Reebok, Verizon, Maybelline, and Apple from major agencies TBWA/Chiat/Day, Merkley+Partners, McCann Erickson, and JWT to name a few.