4A’s Appoints Partners + Napier President Courtney Cotrupe as Chair Of New York State Council

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The 4A’s announces that Courtney Cotrupe, president of Partners + Napier, has been named chair of the NY State Council. She succeeds Bill Murtha, recently retired CEO of Roberts Communications, which was acquired by Partners + Napier in October 2017.

The 4A’s Announces Board Shifts and Appointments

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The 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, today announced several notable shifts and appointments to its board of directors. Effective immediately, Sharon Napier, CEO of Partners + Napier, has moved from board secretary/treasurer to the co-vice chair role left vacant last year by Greg Stern, following the BSSP CEO’s appointment to 4A’s chairman. Christine Fruechte, CEO of Colle McVoy, replaces Napier as secretary/treasurer.

Julie DeRoller Promoted to Senior Vice President, Group Director at Partners + Napier

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DeRoller has led and built the newly rebranded Vine Creative Studios group over the course of her 13-year career at the agency, most recently as Vice President/Creative & Account Director.

Partners + Napier Expands Via Acquisition Of Roberts Communications

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The acquisition also enhances and expands upon Partners + Napier’s existing relationships with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Univera Healthcare, and Xerox, while adding two new clients to its roster: ITT and Jewish Senior Life.

Partners + Napier Expands Creative Department Leadership

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Citing increased creative momentum that has contributed to Partners + Napier’s continued growth, Executive Creative Director Pete VonDerLinn is reinforcing the agency’s creative chops with the addition of two group creative directors, a brand-new role at the Rochester-based shop.

“Advertising is Deeply Personal” — Featuring Pete VonDerLinn, Partners + Napier

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Not often do you hear a top creative be proud of his team winning an Effie, but Partners + Napier is cut from a different cloth — so is their executive creative director Pete VonDerLinn.

Bob Evans Farms Selects Partners + Napier as Shopper Marketing Agency Following Competitive Review

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Creative ideas agency Partners + Napier today announced it has been named a shopper marketing partner for Bob Evans Farms, following a competitive review with an undisclosed number of agencies.