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.

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.

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.

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.

Agency Announces New Organizational Design and New Brand Identity

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Ogilvy today announced the agency’s re-founding and new mission to serve as an integrated creative network that Makes Brands Matter. Continuing their “Next Chapter” transformation journey, the company introduced a new organizational structure and brand identity.

ANA Announces 2018 B2B Hall Of Fame Honorees

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The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today announced that three prominent veteran business-to-business marketing executives will be inducted into the ANA’s B2B Hall of Fame at a gala awards banquet next month.

Cronin Wins Top Honors at Ad Club CT

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Cronin, a digitally driven marketing agency in Connecticut, took home the top honor last night at the Ad Club CT Awards winning “Best of Show” for its social media campaign for Amica Mutual Insurance. Cronin also captured the “Gold Pen” recognizing the best copywriting of the year for its “Cricket” video which was part of the Amica social campaign and earned an additional 16 awards for work for a variety of other clients.