John Immesoete, Chief Creative Officer of Ryan Partnership:
Another Chicago-area vet, Immesoete has won every creative award in the marketing industry, including Clios, Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils and Grandys. He began his career at Leo Burnett in 1986, working on McDonald's, Hallmark and Nintendo, before moving to DDB in 1996 where he led creative for McDonald's and Anheuser-Busch. Immesoete rose through the ranks at the agency to become Group Creative Director of DDB Chicago. During his time at DDB, he and his teams created some of Anheuser-Busch's most famous advertising, including many Super Bowl commercials, the True "Leon" commercials, and Real Men of Genius, still the most awarded radio campaign of all time.
Immesoete left DDB in 2004 to write and shoot a pilot for NBC Television and to pursue independent writing and directing projects for brands including Heineken, Volkswagen, BMW, Miller, Anheuser Busch, Sprint and the IFC cable network.
Commenting on his new role, Immesoete said: "I'm incredibly excited to join the team at Ryan. Working with so many talented executives in so many fields across a number of offices is a tremendous opportunity. I look forward to building a strong creative department and strong relationships across the board."
John Kuendig, Chairman of Ryan Partnership:
Before joining Ryan, Kuendig served as Kraft's vice president of marketing development, responsible for group promotions, direct marketing and the launch of the company's interactive marketing department. He began his career at Avon, in roles including Director of Marketing and Director of Promotions, and built the company's direct marketing department from the ground up. Throughout his 17-year career at Ryan, Kuendig has leveraged his consumer packaged goods experience to win and develop business in many industries, including: cable/broadband, telephony, HSD, and financial services.
Commenting on his new role, Kuendig said: "This is an exciting time for Ryan Partnership. Mark and John's joining brings our clients, and our employees, a whole new dimension in both above the line and below the line marketing. Partnering with Mark, John and the rest of the senior Ryan team, I know Ryan Partnership will continue to offer our clients the best integrated marketing in the business."
These appointments are part of Ryan Partnership's desire to bring a focus to its integrated offering by attracting top talent and elevating its creative product.
About Ryan Partnership
Ryan Partnership is the second largest integrated marketing agency in the U.S. providing digital, data, direct, promotion, shopper and retail merchandising. The company's creative professionals combine sound strategic research and business acumen to create meaningful ideas that motivate purchase and loyalty to its clients' products, services and among target customers.
Ryan Partnership is part of Hyper Marketing Inc. For more information, visit www.ryanpartnership.com
About Hyper Marketing Inc.
Hyper Marketing is the largest independent marketing-services network in North America. The company has 1,300 employees in 24 offices, with expertise in digital, direct, data, promotions, shopper marketing, Hispanic, and media buying and planning. HMI focuses on driving transactions by responding to changing consumer behavior in a hyper-connected world. HMI companies partner with CMO's of many of the world's best known brands including AT&T, Dell, eBay, Kellogg's, Office Depot, The Home Depot and Unilever to develop integrated programs that deliver profitable results. For more information visit www.hypermarketinginc.com.
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