Agency adds nine
creatives across several
clients and disciplines
(Chicago — 20 July 2018) – OKRP is expanding its creative department with the addition of nine new employees including two Creative Directors, four ACD’s, a senior AD, a digital visual designer and a designer with individuals coming from such agencies as Sapient Nitro, DDB, Leo Burnett, McGarryBowen and others.
“We have been fortunate to be able to attract exciting new talent that work across platforms delivering the highest level of creative excellence,” said Matt Reinhard, CCO of O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul. “To see the diversity of talent and people we have been fortunate to bring in as we enter our fifth year is a nice acknowledgement of the open culture we’ve built and the caliber of work we are producing for our clients.”
Joining the agency as Creative Directors are Carolyn Bergen and Michelle Litos, who will partner on the Big Lots account. Carolyn has produced award-winning work at agencies such as Leo Burnett and McGarry Bowen and Michelle has worked at such agencies as Sapient Nitro, Cramer-Krassalt and Publicis.
Five-year creative partners Danae Belanger and Madison Jackson are coming on board as ACD’s after working together at McGarryBowen and DDB, where they handled brands like Skittles, McDonalds, State Farm, Kohler, and Olive Garden.
Other additions include award winning visual designer Miku Kinnear as ACD Digital and Joe Wangler as ACD.
Andrea Knowles, recognized by The Drum’s 30 Under 30 Creatives, is joining OKRP as a Senior Art Director. Noel Margonza is joining as a Digital Visual designer, and Will Carter is joining ORKP as a designer.
Chicago-based O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul, named by Advertising Age as a 2018 “Agency to Watch” and “Small Agency of the Year” 2015, is a new model advertising agency that delivers big agency brand creativity with startup ingenuity. With its belief that success as a new model agency relies on the ability to be nimble and to bring together the best talent for its clients, O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul has practiced the “high art of selling” on behalf of clients such as Chili’s, Groupon, Gildan, Big Lots, YUM! Brands, Ace Hardware and Turtle Wax among others. The independent agency is supported with minority backing from the Interpublic Group of Companies.
In the photo:
L-to-R (back): Madison Jackson, Will Carter, Miku Kinnear, Noel
Margonza, Danae Belanger
L-to-R (center): Carolyn Bergen, Michelle Litos
L-to-R (front): Andrea Knowles, Joe Wangler
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