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Austin Williams Hires Business Development Executive

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Leading advertising, branding and digital marketing agency Austin Williams has hired Peter J. Spalding as Vice President, Growth Initiatives to develop new business opportunities across the agency’s defined vertical markets of financial services, healthcare, professional services and higher education both on Long Island, in the greater New York City area and nationally.

Dentsu Aegis Network Partners with AutonomyWorks, Contracting Ad Operations Work to Employees with Autism

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Dentsu Aegis Network, today, announced a partnership with AutonomyWorks, a company that specializes in mobilizing employees with autism for core ad operations. Because these functions are often tedious and repetitive, they require a higher aptitude for pattern recognition and attention to detail, which are talents associated with many people with autism. As the Dentsu Aegis Network Center of Excellence for Digital Operations and Automation grows, a portion of the team will be composed of AutonomyWorks team members.

Allen & Gerritsen to Work to Increase the Number of People with Disabilities in the Workforce for the National Organization on Disability

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Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) was selected by the National Organization on Disability to create a national awareness marketing campaign to promote people with disabilities as an untapped talent pool. The agency was chosen after a formal review of over a dozen firms throughout the US.

Hill Holliday Names Two Key Hires Scott Feyler Joins as CFO & COO Julianna Akuamoah is Named SVP, Diversity and Talent Management

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In a move reflecting the agency’s commitment to operational agility and talent investment following a string of new business wins in the telecommunications, retail and healthcare industries, Hill Holliday has named Scott Feyler CFO and COO, and Julianna Akuamoah SVP of Diversity and Talent Management. The moves were announced today by Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO of Hill Holliday.

Brownstein Group Wins Silver at 2018 Ad Age ‘Small Agency of the Year’ Awards

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Brownstein Group has won Silver at the 2018 Ad Age ‘Small Agency of the Year’ Awards, solidifying the Philadelphia shop as one of the top two agencies in the country with 75-150 employees. Each year, Ad Age (the leading global publication for the advertising and marketing community) uncovers and honors small, independent agencies that are producing innovative and exciting work. The competition was stiff, but Brownstein Group beat out hundreds of other agencies from across the United States and was specifically noted for its ability to generate superior client ROI.

Mithoff Burton Partners Names Dana Guerra As Vice President, Client Services

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El Paso marketing communications agency Mithoff Burton Partners has promoted Dana Guerra to Vice President, Client Services. In her new role, Ms. Guerra will serve as Director of Project Management, overseeing quality and timeliness of all production projects within the agency.

R/GA Establishes Dedicated AI Offering

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Agency sets out to design and build AI solutions that transform the customer experience NEW YORK, NY – July 12, 2018 – R/GA, the company connected by design, today announced it has established a Brand AI offering to design and build AI solutions for brand partners to transform the customer experience. The dedicated Brand AI […]

Millennium Agency Welcomes Travis Morin, Content/Social Manager

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Millennium Agency welcomes Travis Morin of Manchester to their content and social management team. As a Content/Social Manager, he is an important part of Millennium’s inbound marketing process for both the firm and its clients.

RGA Austin Elevates Three Senior Leaders

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R/GA, the company connected by design, today announced that 
the Austin office has elevated Candice Hahn to senior vice president, managing director of R/GA Austin, Katrina Bekessy to executive technology director and Murray Wyse to group creative director. Each will continue in their management roles and are all instrumental in driving the growth of R/GA Austin’s expanding products, services, and communications offerings.

Shannon Washington Joins Deutsch As SVP, Creative Director

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Deutsch today announced that it has hired Shannon Washington as SVP, Creative Director in its Los Angeles office. Washington will lead the H&R Block account, which recently appointed Deutsch as AOR in June 2018. She will report to Chief Creative Officer of North America, Pete Favat.

Understanding Consumer Behavior: U of L Conference Offers New Insights

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Todd Spencer, President and CEO of Doe-Anderson, Inc. shares with us insights from the 2018 conference hosted by the College of Business at the University of Louisville.

Deutsch Named Agency Of Record for H&R Block

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Deutsch today announced it has been named creative and advertising agency of record for H&R Block, Inc (NYSE: HRB). Deutsch’s scope of work will include brand strategy, creative and advertising, design, production and social media.

R/GA Chicago Adds Powerhouse Creative Directors Sue Kohm and Lizette Morazzani

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R/GA, the company connected by design, today announced that its continuing its wave of new hires with the addition of powerhouse creative directors Sue Kohm and Lizette Morazzani. Both Kohm and Morazzani will report up to VP, Executive Creative Director AJ Hassan and focus on R/GA Chicago’s growing purpose-based campaign and stories work.

Volkswagen Invites U.S. Soccer Fans to ‘Jump on the Wagen’ for a New Team In The World Soccer Championships

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With the U.S. national soccer team absent from this year’s world championships, Volkswagen of America wants to help American soccer fans find a new, temporary home for their passion.

Inside The Campaign: Deutsch’s “Father’s Day Surprise” for Anheuser-Busch

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In the series Inside the Campaign, the 4A’s features creative work from its member agencies. Here, Deutsch shows its recent work for Anheuser-Busch.

VML Announces Chief Experience Officer; Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

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Jeff Geheb has been promoted to the newly created role of chief experience officer. With the move, Geheb broadens his remit, extending into design thinking, computer-human interaction, experience design and user experience. He will be the visionary behind VML’s entire global platforms and experiences practice.

HMH Wins Silver National ADDY in the American Advertising Awards

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HMH, a local marketing communications agency with offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Portland, Ore., received a Silver National ADDY in the 2018 National ADDY Awards competition from the American Advertising Federation. HMH was selected from more than 34,000 entries nationally and won locally and regionally before advancing to the national competition.

GIANT Food Stores Selects Brownstein Group as Advertising Agency of Record

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Brownstein Group (BG), the longest-running independent marketing communications agency in Philadelphia, announced today that it has been selected by GIANT Food Stores as its advertising agency of record. GIANT, which operates more than 170 neighborhood stores under the GIANT and MARTIN’S brands, chose Brownstein Group following a competitive search for an agency who had the right mixture of strategic knowledge, creative vision and team chemistry to help them navigate the rapidly-evolving grocery landscape.