CHICAGO – August 17, 2012 – Two by Four, a leading integrated marketing agency offering advertising, design, interactive, promotions and direct response services, announced today the hire of Don Durbin as Vice President, Director of Client Leadership. Durbin joins Two by Four with over 20 years of experience in developing digitally-focused, integrated solutions for iconic brands.
In this position, Durbin will serve on the agency executive management team and head the client leadership departments in both Chicago and Chattanooga offices, reporting to David Stevenson, Two by Four President and Executive Creative Director. He will be responsible for fostering client relationships, identifying growth opportunities and attaining agency financial goals.
Most recently, Durbin served as Account Services Director for Shine United in Madison, Wisconsin where he led the account services department for clients such as Amazon.com, Mag 1 Motor Oil and the Madison Mallards. Previously, he worked at Digitas/Chicago as Senior Vice President of Marketing on Miller Lite, Frosted Flakes, Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean accounts. Prior to that, Durbin was Senior Vice President Management Director for Element 79, where he led the agency’s relationship for Gatorade, Propel, and Tropicana accounts. Durbin has held senior positions at JWT, Campbell-Ewald and America Online. During his time at America Online, he led the first online-only launch of a vehicle in automotive history, the Volvo S60. Additionally, he has also held posts at Y&R, DDB and Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
“Don brings a wealth of digital and integrated experience to the agency,” said David Stevenson, Two by Four President and Executive Creative Director. “With him at the helm of our client leadership department, we will continue to strengthen and grow our strategic focus and offering.”
“Two by Four is ideally suited to help clients win in today's chaotic and ever-changing marketplace," said Durbin. “I'm thrilled to be joining such a strategic, creative and passionate team and looking forward to helping accelerate the agency's already established momentum.”
A graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Durbin also received a Masters of Business Administration from University of Georgia. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, receiving a Master of Science in Advertising, his second master’s degree. During his career, Durbin has won three Effie Awards.
A Chicago native, Durbin lives in Winnetka with his wife, Melissa, and has four children.
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About Two by Four
Founded in 1998, Two by Four is a fully integrated marketing agency focused on developing market-changing ideas that knock consumers upside the head and leave an impression. Core service offerings include advertising, design, interactive, promotions and direct response. Clients include Wrangler, Bridgestone-Firestone, Grainger, The Chicago Bears, Navy Pier, Follett Higher Education, Primewell Tires, The John Buck Company, EPB Fiber Optics, The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Covenant Transport. Two by Four has offices in Chicago, IL and Chattanooga, TN.