First, Digitaria focused on strengthening their account and development Teams with three new additions in their leadership group. Kent Hathaway joins the agency as their new VP of Account Strategy & Planning. Fresh from Target.com, Kent spent the past 7 years in a Senior Leadership role responsible for the digital experience, strategic planning, and execution of Target's mobile platforms and in-store digital experience. Also joining Kent as part of the Digitaria Account team is Steph Halvorson. Steph will be stepping in as an Account Director, and comes to the agency with digital experience through her time at both BBDO Proximity and Space 150. Lastly, Digitaria added on David Pett as the Director of Front-End Development. David has been a part of Digitaria’s San Diego office for the past seven years and comes to Minneapolis with a track record that includes work with clients such as NBC, Under Armour, Rolex, USA Networks, and more.
Steph Halvorson, Account Director at Digitaria
Second, FLM+, a strategic marketing firm specializing in agriculture, recently welcomed three new team members to their Minneapolis office. Matt Langevin, a graduate in graphic design from St. Cloud State, joins FLM+ as an art director. He previously worked at General Mills where he was involved with branding, strategy, and communication design. Nathaniel Thompson has been promoted from an intern to his full-time position as a media coordinator. Lastly, Ben Fraase is joining with over 15 years of experience in copy editing and proofreading within the advertising industry.
Third, Gage has added four new employees to its growing team. Sam Zastrow has been hired as an engagement manager, where she will support the Microsoft team by providing technical and customer support. Zastrow comes to Gage from Energy Resources, where she led event and outreach strategy and management, as well as content and resource development. Joining the technology team as a senior developer is Luke Mueller. Mueller is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, and will focus much of his time developing and maintaining software solutions for Microsoft ExpertZone. Also joining the Gage team is Logan Wilberts. As a user experience (UX) architect, Wilberts will work to enhance the way users interact with client systems, focusing heavily on Microsoft projects. Lastly, the agency has added Nick Bukosky as a network administrator. Bukosky is tasked with managing Gage’s internal servers and network equipment, performing patches and software upgrades, and supporting the IT team.
Fourth, Clarity Coverdale Fury has welcomed Compass Point Media alum Matt Russell to its account management team. Russell joins from Compass Point Media, where he was a senior media negotiator and worked on brands such as Johnsonville Sausage, Priority Health, and Supervalu. In addition, that ageny has also promoted Amy Fox to senior project manager.