LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 3, 2016 – Art Machine, the full-service creative agency part of Engine Group, today announced the appointment of Steven Komarnitsky as Vice President, New Business Development.

by Jeff Finkle , Adforum



On Heels of Recent LA Rams Win, Creative Agency Hires Strategy Expert to Support Continued Client Growth


Komarnitsky will be tasked with providing strategic solutions for clients, such as the Los Angeles Rams, in addition to building out Art Machine’s client acquisitions team. He will also be a critical asset as the agency continues to create industry-leading work and push boundaries within the hospitality, sports, automotive and entertainment industries. Komarnitsky will report to Art Machine President and Creative Director John McMahon.


“For nearly two decades, Art Machine has offered world-class strategic solutions and produced incredible work for some of the country’s most compelling brands,” said McMahon. “Steven’s proven success in driving new business pipeline development, as well as leading complex pitches under tight deadlines, makes him the perfect fit for our fast-paced creative world.”


With more than 16 years of experience in the industry, Komarnitsky is a veteran in the development of end-to-end digital strategy solution, and the implementation and execution of strategic and operational plans. He joins Art Machine from JoyStick Interactive, where he oversaw the digital production company’s new business and client development efforts on a national scale.   


Komarnitsky has also held development positions at Brandmovers and MediaTree Group, where he worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Old Navy, UFC, Pepsi, eBay, Kettle One, Gap and Bank of America.


"Art Machine is an incredibly impressive agency with unique clients that I look forward to expanding on,” said Komarnitsky. “I’ve spent my career working with challenger brands across a myriad of industries and verticals, and I look forward to continuing that tradition by providing best-in-class services and solutions to Art Machine’s current and future clients.” 



About Art Machine

Art Machine is a full-service creative agency focused on building audiences for brands through content-driven solutions, fan promotions, and branded interactions that compel fans to act. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hollywood, the agency migrated from its entertainment origins and began serving brands eight years ago. To date, the agency has worked with iconic brands, including Universal Parks & Resorts, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Advanced Micro Devices, and the Los Angeles Zoo. Art Machine is part of Engine Group, a global marketing services network comprised of specialist communications agencies that transform brands through a collaborative culture and business approach. For more information, visit


About Engine Group

Engine Group is a global marketing services network of specialist communication agencies that transforms brands through its unique collaborative culture and business approach. The individual agency brands within the network cover the vast range of marketing services including strategy, digital marketing, social media, advertising, public relations, and content creation and production. With operating hubs in the UK, North America and Asia, the agencies within the network include WCRS, Art Machine, MHP Communications, Trailer Park, ORC International, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Deep Focus, Synergy, Calling Brands, Mischief, Fuel, Transform and Slice. The group's client portfolio ranges from top brands such as Unilever, Santander and Kimberly-Clark to all the major entertainment studios including Warner Bros., Disney and 20th Century Fox. More information is available at

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