Mitchell has more than 17 years experience with global network agencies such as DDB, Bates and Leo Burnett. He has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil Asia Pacific, Philips Asia Pacific, HSBC Asia Pacific, Shell, Heineken, among others across Asia-Pacific. Originally from Singapore, Mitchell has lived in Hong Kong for the past nine years. During this time he has focused on helping clients drive business and digital growth in the Greater China region.
Some of the his achievements include developing an Asia Pacific lead generation platform for Philips Lighting, developing Exxon Mobil's global car care marketing strategy and working with HSBC to build the world’s first online shopping platform offered by a bank. Mitchell has a proven track record of delivering solutions to clients needs. Looking at business issues and challenges from an entrepreneur’s mindset, Mitchell’s ideas and strategy proposals are refreshing and very relevant to the business landscape today.
Howard has spent his career in creatively driven marketing communications companies over the past 20 years. In this capacity he has been practitioner, visionary, leader and the cultural core of the organizations he has led. Today, Howard has responsibility for the worldwide network of Doremus, overseeing offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Frankfurt. He provides executive sponsorship to client businesses and often is involved as a practitioner on our most challenging assignments. Howard believes that transformative ideas are a function of highly collaborative teams developing unique insights that in turn are expressed through unexpected and powerful creative narratives. His single most important role is to assure that the global Doremus offering remains relevant in an ever changing global business environment. Howard is an undefeated USA Masters Boxer, competitive sailor, world traveler and dedicated father.
Cali is approaching ten years at Doremus, where she keeps the London office ticking and the stress of people low. How can we begin to describe Cali? Operations, efficiency, and human resources… These are just words. Cali’s strategic plan, like a famous CEO once said, is getting stuff done. After a day of looking after her family she likes nothing better than returning home to her two children.
Drew brings a true depth and breadth to the strategic thinking and solutions Doremus produces. Equal parts left and right brained, he crafts integrated marketing solutions geared towards ROI-driven results with astute business acumen and a propensity towards innovation and creativity alike. Drew joined Doremus in late 2011 tasked with directing and refining the work on the Corning Gorilla Glass and Logitech accounts, expanding the department, and growing the overall client portfolio through informed, cutting-edge work – a role he continues to embrace each day. He collects wine and snow globes and owns many leather-bound books. His flat smells of rich mahogany.
Vincent has over 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, media and communication planning spanning the U.S. and Asia. He has helped numerous multinational brands to culturally navigate the complex Pan-Asian landscape to drive business results. Vincent is based out of Hong Kong and Shanghai. He is highly engaged and works closely with clients to craft market-resonating brand strategies and integrated communication approaches to help achieve their business objectives. Outside of his role at Doremus, Vincent is an avid art lover and owns a contemporary gallery in the heart of Hong Kong’s art district.
For nearly 20 years Dave has created business success stories as an account leader, communications strategist, entrepreneur, and product marketer. He currently leads global accounts for BlackBerry, O-I, QBE Insurance, and Columbia Business School. He’s responsible for 360° communication programs supporting complex business models, both B2B and B2B2C. His thrill is in the alchemy – deconstructing difficult, knotty marketing problems to yield communications that are pure and emotional. Formally trained in the culinary arts, Dave believes in the redemptive power of comestibles, and that one’s best investment is in karma. Dave’s work has earned numerous awards, including finalist for the Global Effie.
Sara is a Management Supervisor with experience in both B2B and B2C and has a passion for growing brands and helping companies succeed. Before joining Doremus, she worked at Deutsch and Ogilvy on accounts including Unilvever, IBM, Go Daddy, and HSN. Sara enjoys yoga, traveling, and making her way through all of the fabulous eats Brooklyn has to offer.
Allison, a native of New York, has pursued her passion for brilliant ideas across avenue agencies like Wunderman, Y&R and Ogilvy. With an eight-digit air mile collection and a schedule that sometimes leads her across four continents, Allison lives to get results.
Allison not only runs the New York office, but also finds time to be a volunteer board member for an international development organization. She lives with her family in Brooklyn and believes that the brilliance of her two daughters have been more of an education than her BA or MBA degrees.
With previous employment at Socialarc, as Director of Strategy, and Edelman Digital, as an Account Executive, Cristian lends his talents to the Corning, Sage, and HP accounts, in addition to new business efforts. A man of many interests, Cristian enjoys attending concerts, volunteering at the SFSPCA, caring for 5 cats of his own, and dancing to Madonna. Even outside of work, Cristian also loves tweeting.
Apart from wondering why London has a President, Alasdair spends his time managing the London office and taking the strategic lead for many clients. He has been with Doremus longer than he cares to admit, is passionate about both technology and finance, and obsessed about keeping business outcomes at the heart of the creative process. Given the opportunity, he will bring cricket into any conversation and loves his tailor-made bat almost as much as his long-suffering wife and two daughters who helpfully insist on attending Universities at opposite ends of the country.
Since joining Doremus San Francisco in 1998, Garrett has helmed the branch’s ascent to prominence in the B2B space. Under his guidance, the office has grown consistently by building business for our clients through applying powerful strategy, breakthrough creative, and advanced integrated communications. With previous experience at Publicis Technology, Anderson & Lembke, Foote, Cone & Belding, and Grey, Garrett brings his agency management acumen to bear on accounts such as HP, Intel, Corning, and Visa. A father of two, Garrett and his family live in Mill Valley where he takes full advantage of its natural beauty by mountain biking and hiking. He also shares his love of music with his daughter – the two perform regularly (Garrett on guitar, his daughter on piano and vocals) at local venues.
There’s a lot that falls on your shoulders when you’re the Top Dog. But when that Top Dog happens to be Champ, he pulls it off like “it ain’t no thing but a chicken wing”… speaking of chicken wings, were you going to eat that? Really though, it takes a lot to balance your work and a personal life and Champ does it all while looking good and keeping his coat soft and shiny. Some lady friends might even say he’s hot. Hot like a hot dog, with a bun, and maybe some ketchup. Does anyone have relish? And despite all the pressure Champ remains true to his Chocolate Labrador Retriever ways, he’s gentle, loyal and… is that a treat in your pocket?
Josh has worked for almost a decade across tech and comms - from co-founding a VC backed tech startup to developing campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands and leading politicians. Josh is digital native, strategist and planner and is currently on the team developing DNA (Doremus Network Analysis), the agency's proprietary software that mines big social data and a data/network science consultancy process to plan and optimize brand and communication strategies. Based in London, he can be spotted by the ridiculously big headphones he refuses to take off his ears. Outside of work Josh helps a national charity he co-founded and keeps fit by playing football/soccer (badly) and practicing Muay Thai (Thai boxing).
Apple has over eight years of creative experience and is currently involved in the creative development process for a number of clients such as BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse, and Schroders. Apple is an artist and loves painting, handicraft, and fashion.
Ashby is a creative director/art director who has spent the last 20 years building brands and creating effective, award-winning integrated advertising for some of the world's largest corporations. The One Show; Communication Arts; The Clios; AICP; The Effies, and the Icon awards, among others, have recognized his work. At Doremus he co-created the award -winning Glass Is Life campaign for Owens-Illinois. As always, Ashby continues to try to use his powers for good, not evil. He lives in SoHo with his wonderful wife and their two genius children. When he has spare time, he plays a ukulele made from the finest Koa wood.
Amanda excels at shuffling the puzzle pieces of the creative department to accommodate varied workloads and new projects. With the belief that the success of any agency hinges on the talent they are able to acquire and the creative they produce, Amanda enjoys the role she plays in resourcing and ensuring the highest level of creative is met for all projects, big and small. A seasoned traveler, Amanda has trekked throughout Southeast Asia, mastered the train system in India, and hiked the second largest volcano in Indonesia, all of which make her work at Doremus seem easy by comparison.
Albert brings more than 20 years of integrated advertising experience on prestigious brands across a number of categories – including retail, luxury, finance, and technology. Currently he leads all creative development for Doremus in Asia, with focus on financial, industrial, technology, and professional services sectors – bringing core insights to life in high-impact and creative ways that have stopping power and deliver results. His uncompromising demand for creative excellence has won him a string of creative awards in the industry. Born in Singapore, he moved to Hong Kong in 1993. His love for music, movies, photography and the great outdoors has made life in this fast-paced city of Hong Kong even more exciting.
Ashley joined Doremus in 2013 after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Communications and Film & Media Studies. Ashley brings youthful energy and media savvy to her role at Doremus. She currently supports the development and execution of media buys for Intel, Sage, and SonicWALL. In her free time, Ashley enjoys the great outdoors of California, particularly hiking and hitting the beach.
Angela is working with a team she loves as an Account Executive on Sun Life. A true New Yorker at heart, she was born and raised in Queens, went to college in Boston, and recently moved back to NYC for good. She also doesn’t know how to drive and probably never will (fun fact!). In her spare time, she volunteers at an animal shelter, bakes pastries (or at least tries to) and travels.
Charlie is an integrated senior marketing executive with 20 years on/offline experience, gained at established specialist marketing agencies. Categories he’s worked across include Technology, Financial Services, Automotive, FMCG, Sport and Leisure on a commercial as well as consumer basis. In his current role, he manages an extensive EMEA account portfolio and looks after business development for the London office. A theatre enthusiast and a keen sportsman, he plays cricket during the summer, and more often than not, can be found on the rugby touchline or on the ski slopes in the colder months.
Justina is a digital strategist in the media planning team in the New York office. She has experience across multiple categories, including B2B, CPG, Retail and Finance. Justina is commited to maximizing media performance and finding new and innovative solutions for her clients. Traveling and abstract art are her passions, technology is her muse, and chocolate is her guilty pleasure.
With previous experience in public relations, eCommerce marketing and B2C advertising, Molly focuses her talents on HP Corporate, and has previously worked on Logitech and HP Enterprise Business. Like all of us, Molly spends a lot of time on the Internet and appreciates a good meme and animal Instagrams.
Carl has spent a large portion of his career within the Omnicom family, having spent time working with BBDO, Porter Novelli, and Merkley and Partners before taking on the leadership position at Doremus. In his capacity as Chairman, Carl provides direction to Doremus’ global network in terms of the agency’s service offering and the resources necessary to respond to its clients’ complex challenges. He’s keenly interested in assessing Doremus’ proprietary initiatives, as a means of creating competitive advantage for the agency and its clients.
Carl is a family man, having married his high school sweetheart and enjoys spending time with his four children. He enjoys the outdoors, be it hiking, biking or winter skiing.
Bob is driven by a wide-ranging curiosity about the world, a passion for solving tough problems and a talent for turning complex ideas into simple, compelling communications. In his role as Creative Director for BNY Mellon, CFA Institute and QBE, he focuses not only on crafting award-winning advertising, but also on bringing clarity, insight and emotional truth to his clients’ communications. Bob was studying painting at the University of Iowa 18 years ago, when he saw an ad for a copywriting contest with the headline, ‘Write If You Want Work.’ He did and landed his first New York ad agency job.
Laura has recently joined us after adventures around the globe, visiting eight countries such as Vietnam, Borneo and Fiji. Before being an intrepid traveller, she worked for Freedman International as a Billings Analyst for two years and Ernst and Young as an Engagement Analyst. Laura has a keen interest in taking part in charity events, baking and challenging her mind. She enjoys writing – most recently a travel blog for her trip – and is a perpetual student, having already gained two degrees, one in Theology, Religious Studies and History and another in Bioethics. She is now working on a 3rd in her spare time (Psychology, Sociology and Criminology).
John’s spent 25 years leading technology and business clients to breakthrough messaging and compelling creative, both agency and client side. He currently leads Doremus’ engagement with HP, across the Brand and Enterprise communications teams, spending 50% of his time in SF and 50% in NY. He’s also led Corning, Brocade, Cadence, Toshiba, The White House, and many others to communications greatness, business success, and professional recognition. He’s a graduate of Omnicom’s Senior Management Program, in addition to being accredited by AAAAs, AdAge, and Marketing Computers. He spent 7 years as an improv, sketch, and musical comedian, performing with members of The Groundlings, Second City, and Saturday Night Live, and was invited to audition for MadTV. These days, he spends as much time as possible entertaining his wife and two girls.
Nicole currently works as an Account Executive on O-I: Glass Is Life and CFA Institute. She also co-chairs the Business Marketing Association of New York's young professionals chapter – the BMA:FWD. In her free time, she can be found reading, spending time at the beach, obsessing over Impressionism, or enjoying a dirty martini. On a really good day, more than two or three of these things could be happening at one time.
By way of adding a little spice to his bio, Artem offered up that his hobbies are cephalopods and inventing potato recipes. But don’t let that scare you. This is a tech-loving gamer who’s chock full of charm and knows how to hold his moonshine. Artem has helped clients build blogging strategies, deploy viral and mobile sites and develop thought-leadership projects in emerging media, such as QR codes and augmented reality. While his background is in technology, his goal is always to create, deliver and measure relevant and engaging experiences to actual humans.
A recent graduate, Carol energizes the Account Servicing team with her youthful passion and enthusiasm. With her prior experiences in event marketing, Carol works closely with other team members on Schroders, CFA Institute, and BNY Mellon while also supporting many other projects with research and execution. Carol is an outgoing person and enjoys travelling.
Antonio performs QA testing and market analysis, adding his expertise to several accounts, including HP, Visa, Logitech and Sage. Antonio is the recipient of an outstanding achievement award from his previous work with MobiTV and their backend development team. When not assuring that all systems are running smoothly, Antonio enjoys spending time with his 15-month-old son.
Allegra runs NYC's Analytics department; she works on automation and development of infographics-style dashboards that reflect multi-channel campaigns. In addition to working in Analytics, Allegra is a freelance writer and poet whose poems have appeared in the Northampton Drive-By Poets series, and have been published in The Berkshire Review, Worcester Magazine, and Naugatuck River Review. In 2012, Allegra established Freedom Writing, a workshop for veterans based in Astoria, Queens.
Atta is an adept thinker, communications planner, and creative strategist. Currently she acts as the senior account lead of key financial services and technology clients. Under Atta’s rein, an award-winning and highly successful integrated marketing communication campaign was created for Doremus client BNY Mellon and their sponsorship of the multi-year, multi-city Andy Warhol exhibition tour. She sees herself as a true client partner and her dedication to the client’s business is wholehearted. It’s no wonder she has a special passion in her heart for the arts.
Vera has 35+ years of agency experience, and has enjoyed all of them at Doremus. Vera is responsible for overseeing Doremus’ global operations, financial affairs and the successful management of the agency’s business evolution, growth and expansion. She loves the Rolling Stones, the beach and her husband, though maybe not in that particular order! In her spare time, Vera enjoys creating floral arrangements and holiday gift baskets, and she’s been told her holiday table settings and décor are more tasteful than her meals...she’s still working on those.
Being active for more than 20 years, this qualified communication designer counts among the pioneers in digital communication in Germany. He co-founded salient in 2000 and has played a pivotal role in the formation of salient Doremus. Peter is responsible for corporate development with a focus on translating customer requirements into efficient and effective projects. Peter is married and the father of two sons. He gave up trying to be better than his sons in their favorite computer games a long time ago.
Chris has been working as an Accountant for over 18 years, 13 of which have been with Doremus. He currently is an Assistant Controller and is responsible for preparing the monthly Financial Statements. In his spare time, Chris enjoys completing DIY projects in his home such as building a brick mailbox, building a backyard deck, and installing crown molding throughout his home. He also works for a DJ company on occasion, running music and light shows.
Chris is a results-oriented account leader with a unique blend of experience in both advertising agencies and corporate environments – building B2B, financial services, technology, media and corporate brands. Currently, he is responsible for developing integrated marketing and communications programs for several of the agency’s clients. At work, he continues to search for the B2B Holy Grail: Perfecting the integration between marketing and sales efforts. On weekends, you’ll find him on a tennis court trying to perfect his game.
With more than 10 years of experience, Dave has extensive B2B and consumer advertising experience across several industries including; technology, financial services, and retail. He has worked on such brands as BP, Chicago Board Options Exchange, DuPont, Eddie Bauer, Whirlpool, and now HP. As a member of HP’s Brand Experience team, he plays a key role in the integrated campaigns’ production, client and budget management. When not in the office, you can find Dave playing volleyball or running the occasional marathon.
Chris is a member of the leadership team in NYC. Responsible for the direction of the development, execution and measurement of integrated communications programs across paid, owned and earned media. He directs all client facing media activities including media planning, media buying, search, analytics, and business development and external relationships. Creatively driven with a focus and passion for identifying interesting ideas that lead to groundbreaking solutions. He has been named by BtoB magazine as Media Strategist of the Year multiple times. Chris currently lives in Southport, Connecticut.
Having worked with Fortune 500 clients across multiple industries, Christine contributes her expertise to Logitech business but primarily focuses on managing all HP Printers and Personal Systems Group business, concentrating on the commercial market. Her skills are grounded in targeted direct response and database marketing designed to drive acquisition, conversion, and retention. Her dual client-side and agency background has shaped her ability to successfully drive integration across multiple centers of excellence and agency partners, and effectively deliver strong results for her clients. A native New Yorker, Christine enjoys taking full advantage of the beautiful Bay Area in her free time, running, hiking, kayaking, and watching her children play soccer and rugby.
In her existing role Clarissa is focused on helping the Hong Kong and Beijing offices with their management reporting, forecasting and budgeting, as well as ad hoc assignments from the Doremus network. She is optimistic and humorous. After work, she likes to unwind by shopping, studying Japanese and watching Japanese and Korean dramas. She is also a super fan of Japanese culture and fashion.
Courtney began her career in direct marketing for non-profit and higher education clients, before joining the agency world several years ago to work on B2B accounts including AT&T, American Express, and Box. In her current role, she is focused on thinking strategically about her client’s business to provide creative solutions to their marketing problems, and previously has worked on award-winning digital marketing campaigns for B2B clients, including an OMMA Award in 2012. Courtney spends her free time hiking, running, and obsessively cheering on the University of Oregon Ducks, SF Giants, and SF 49ers.
Daniel is a graduate from Doremus’ Intern program. Currently he is working in the production department where he assists every producer on staff as well as manages the creative development process for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, BNY Mellon, and MARS Drinks. Born in Uzbekistan, he moved to the United States in 1991 and has spent the majority of his life in Brooklyn, NY. He is well known around the agency as being fluent in sarcasm and practices his fluency as often as possible.
In her 10+ years providing administrative and executive support, Darlene has been fortunate to work with a variety of talented and creative individuals and companies; Doremus and its clients being the latest (and dare she say greatest?) of these. Providing key support to Carl and Vera, Darlene is known for sprinting through the halls of the New York office. She also enjoys cycling, traveling, discovering the next 'new' in our fast-paced city, spending time with family and friends, and simply escaping into nature, be it to ski, hike, kayak, or what-have-you.
Elena has more than 5 years of marketing communications experience, working in companies across California and New York City. She recently joined Omnicom’s Garage team, where she will be supporting various Doremus campaigns on the Hewlett-Packard account. Outside of the office, she enjoys volunteering, snowboarding, and drinking chocolate milkshakes.
Dave brings over 30 years of media experience on brands ranging from Rice-A-Roni to Consolidated Freightways to the Intel Pentium processor. He has managed the media department at Doremus San Francisco for the past 12 years, leading the agency in the transition from print to digital media. He has also written media columns for several trade publications and websites. Currently, he’s exploring new ways to use mobile media on behalf of our clients. Visitors to his office are likely to hear the sounds of Mozart or Beethoven, since he’s a big fan of classical music.
Debbie joined Doremus and the advertising world, making a switch from the fashion-based companies she was previously designing for. Working in the Studio has turned Debbie into a jack-of-all-trades. In her current role she works on everything in production, takes on design projects, and also lends a hand on new business pitches. She enjoys embracing the challenges thrown at her each day. Outside the agency you can find her upside down at the yoga studio, running around town or tasting the deliciousness of craft beers. And in today's digital world, she has a real soft spot for collecting well-designed books.
Even though Debora is a newbie to the advertising world, it didn't take her long to find her niche at Doremus. When she's not routing a mechanical or poking a creative to remind them of deadlines, you'll more than likely find her at one of our chalkboard walls drawing up a new quote or updating the office calendar. But the creative bug doesn't stop there. When she's at home she likes to make sure her masters in painting gets put to good use. Even with New York City's reputation of having the smallest apartments, she's managed to set up a tiny studio where she paints, sews, draws, and crafts whatever fun project she's found on the amazing Internet.
Dennis has been with Doremus for over a decade. He currently works with the creative team on a variety of digital projects. In his spare time Dennis enjoys playing with his two daughters and is an avid tennis and badminton player, having won 1st runner-up in tennis doubles in his district and age group.
A Doremus veteran of 19 years who’s well known for the saying, “Have a Nice Doremus Day.” When not keeping all our suppliers and partners happy she’s playing karaoke with her husband and seven children.
Joe graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx in May 2013 and while in school he interned at a variety of media companies, gaining experience in digital and mobile advertising while also spending time at global agency MediaVest in the Shopper Marketing department. A big fan of "The Walking Dead," Joe has been a lifelong Yankees fan and can tell you pretty much anything you want to know about the late 1990’s Yankees dynasty teams.
Dianne has numerous years of Accounting experience, specifically in A/P, with six of those years spent at Doremus. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, her favorite neighborhood is Prospect Park, a space that contains lots of childhood and family memories she will cherish forever.
Dinesh, affectionately known as ‘Dins,' has been working for six years as London’s studio director – responsible for overall design and production – making creative things happen. He won’t say how much experience he has in the industry, but his first version of Photoshop was ‘1.0.' Dinesh has a keen sense of adventure, an entrepreneurial mind and you really shouldn’t mess with him – two of his children are 2nd degree martial artists.
Ellen brings an acutely sensitive eye to every discipline she works in. She’s helped shaped brands, across every medium, in financial services, tech, packaged goods, healthcare, and beauty products, among others. Her visual expressiveness extends to interior design, landscaping and house flipping, which she does in both New York and Connecticut. Ellen finds the challenging and changing problems of B2B suit her inquisitive nature.
Elise has worked in Human Resources longer than she cares to admit. The old slogan "I love working with people" actually applies to Elise. Having overseen both NY and SF offices for the past five years, it still amazes her the new things she can learn on a daily basis. Elise hula hoops for exercise in addition to being a mad walker and tending to her garden.
Lars is one of the founders of salient with more than 20 years of experience in online and offline communications. As Head of Strategy & Creation at salient Doremus he advises a number of renowned companies on all current and future aspects of an integrated communications strategy. When not saving business worlds – he’s a speaker and lecturer at conferences. He is not only a film buff with a special interest in Saul Bass and Tintin but also a keen iPhoneographer and supporter of his daughter’s soccer team.
Evelyn has spent 20+ years making meaningful communications. By meaningful, she means experiences that change business, people and culture. Along the way she has won awards – Cannes, Effie, obscure Norwegian print accolades. And has been responsible for notable work: O-I, Nike, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Westin. Even greater, she has been the recipient of a few, very precious and random “you changed my life” phone calls. Her goal, she believes, is the only one that counts – making work that informs and inspires those for whom it is intended. She is responsible for pushing that comingled personal and professional obsession to the brink of fame and beyond here at Doremus in pursuit of the Business of the Brand. She is on the Wharton Future of Advertising 2020 panel, has been a keynote speaker at the national ANA and BMA conferences, and she is an avid proponent of flat hierarchies and creative collaboration. Her fundamentally driven nature propelled her to found a successful non-profit to teach kids about the ocean with her husband, who is a conservation biologist. She has two children who patiently tolerate their mission-driven parents.
Elysha rarely turns down the opportunity to try something new, especially if it has a good story to follow. Her mission: to understand what makes people tick. Elysha is currently the Engagement Manager on Glass Is Life, carrying out this mission daily. When she's not developing social media strategies, you can find her consuming anything bacon-oriented, revisiting her favorite art exhibits, instagramming a view worth remembering, or watching elephant documentaries.
Closing in on ten years cutting cheques and wiring money, Emil likes moving money and moving music. He’s a fan of pop – particularly the nuanced work of the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. He’s probably the only person in the network who would describe Times Square as his favorite neighborhood.
Eric currently works in the Studio, where he creates mechanical files for integrated campaigns and assists in developing presentation materials for client engagements. Born in Taiwan, he came to the United States in the early 90s, spent a year in Toronto in 2000, and has resided in the San Francisco Bay Area since then. He is bilingual in both Chinese and English.
Erica is responsible for leading Doremus teams for key agency accounts, including Johnson & Johnson and Quintiles, coordinating creative and strategic resources to successfully meet clients’ business objectives. Erica has worked at JWT, TBWA/Chiat/Day, M&C Saatchi, and Deutsch on a range of accounts, including British Airways, Merrill Lynch, IKEA, Tylenol, and Novartis. Erica was raised in central California but has lived in New York the last 16 years.
Over the last ten years Esther has established herself as an experienced brand strategist, as well as integrated marketing communication solution specialist. Currently, Esther applies her holistic understanding in through-the-line communication to help clients plan and implement brand marketing strategies and campaigns across Asia Pacific. And with her deep knowledge of Greater China, she is also instrumental in guiding market entry strategies across the region. Esther loves adventurous experiences through her travels, where she captures memories through her camera. She loves movies and a good book as well.
Looking back on more than 20 years of experience in industrial design, Alexander is also one of the founders of salient Doremus. As Head of Visualisation he currently focuses on the visual aspects of areas such as virtual 3D and augmented reality. The ambitious amateur chef dreams of conjuring up a perfect seven-course meal where every single course is perfect.
Frank has been with Doremus for more than 15 years, overseeing the streamlined operation of the IT department and ensuring it aligns with the business objectives of the organization. When he's not glued to a computer screen, he likes to spend his time at home with family, tend to his garden and work on his 85+ yr. old home. Also an avid outdoorsman, he loves skiing and camping when he can find the time. Frank currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.
Heather works across HP, BNY Mellon, UBS, and Owens-Illinois, amongst others. Heather is also London’s Social Media Representative, was a British Ballet dancer in a past life, and has a penchant for books, beaches and fashion.
Helen works across various projects for clients such as Credit Suisse and The Wall Street Journal, among others. She has a keen interest in social media marketing development and also for finding creative and effective presentation ideas. She enjoys communicating with others and believes that communication makes for a better world. Outside of the office, she loves reading and exploring.
With over a decade of extensive brand experience in advertising and marketing across the Asia Pacific region, Hoffmann brings a unique blend of passion, strategic thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. He is playing an integral role developing and nurturing the agency’s key client partners in the financial services and multi-industrial sectors. His wealth of experience has helped create many insights-driven client growth strategies and award-winning integrated campaigns. Marketing magazine cited the digital campaign he led for CFA Institute as one of the reasons they selected Doremus HK as an “agency of the year” in Asia for 2010. Other than his passion for photography and soccer, Hoffmann is also a cat lover who has adopted two British Shorthairs.
Hope has more than 20 years of marketing and research experience across a variety of B2B categories. Currently, Hope designs and manages research projects for clients that uncover insights for planning as well as measuring advertising effectiveness. She also creates and directs proprietary research projects for Doremus, and oversees collaborations with media and academic partners. Hope has been quoted extensively in the financial and business press.
Hughes has a deep understanding of the Greater China market, with 15 years of experience in the advertising industry serving global clients across Asia-Pacific. He has vast client service experience including top brands in IT, technology, airlines, FMCG, and finance. He’s currently the Business Director at Doremus’ Beijing office where he leads the team there. Helping B2B brands succeed in China is his mandate through integrated marketing communication campaigns he develops and leads. In his time off, Hughes is the captain of an amateur 20-player soccer team which gets together and plays every weekend. His other passions include music, movies, reading, and Chinese gourmet.
James works across the agency’s key financial clients including Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, UniCredit, and The Wall Street Journal Europe, and is involved in delivering QBE Insurance’s title sponsorship of the Rugby Autumn Internationals. Recognized as one of the agency's many foodies he also has a considerable appetite for rare and hard to find functional footwear and technical outerwear. With his two children taking up most of his down time, his longing for ‘hikerdelic’ rambling is yet to reach its (first) peak.
James has over 15 years of direct and digital marketing experience both on the client and agency side and across various industries (with a particular focus on financial services). Whilst managing day-to-day projects, he is also developing a platform and process for delivering effective communication through direct and digital channels, and ensuring the evolution of future activity. As a father of two little 'uns, time is mostly spent doing up the old house, pushing a pram and reading Mr. Men/Little Miss books.
Practically an advertising veteran, Janessa has been immersed in creative advertising for almost a year. After a brief stint as a coffee-fetching intern, Doremus realized her talents in art direction and design when they caught her doodling a replica of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling on a chalkboard one afternoon. When she's not hiding under a desk concepting, Janessa enjoys spinning and karaoke (ideally both at the same time). Her current ambition: trying to memorize the entire Internet Movie Database. [Placeholder text for future CLIO, ACE, & EFFY awards in 2014+].
Janie's background as a graphic designer, 20+ yrs. of print production, and her keen eye for color and detail gives her a broad range of expertise. Janie's focus is keeping all print projects produced flawlessly, delivered on time and in budget, while pleasing the creative team, the client and trying to maintain working friendships with the account team. Janie also tries to champion the office in being philanthropic and green (anti-plastic). Having a Midwestern work ethic and a somewhat OCD/perfectionist personality makes Janie crazy at times. Baking, gardening, her little dog Bean and Janie's warm heart keeps her grounded. If she could just be the massage therapist she was trained to be…
Jason, with a discerning eye for detail, brings planning, strategy and account management strengths to Doremus. Currently he is focusing on building the HP printing and PC business, overseeing integrated campaigns, and managing the account team to deliver exceptional strategy and creative. Jason loves to travel, golf, fish, embark on family adventures, enjoys tech gadgets, and is a fledgling wine enthusiast. He was part of the account team that won a Grand Effie for the LeapFrog “Learn something new every day” campaign.
Jenni helps our Corning, Sage and Intel clients solve their strategic challenges through both B2B and B2C programs like vision videos, online campaigns, social media programs and co-marketing initiatives. Jenni is a classically trained musician and sings professionally throughout the Bay Area and beyond (including a recent stint as a back-up singer for a Chinese pop star). When not hitting the local hiking trails or playing in the kitchen (if it involves sugar, she’s tried it) she attends as many performing arts events as she can.
Jessica once had aspirations of joining the FBI, with the hope that her ability to speak four languages would be put to good use. Ultimately, though, she decided to eschew a life of action and adventure for a more traditional one in advertising. She works on the HP Enterpise Group account. In her spare time you might find Jessica and her husband on the dance floor showing off their salsa moves, in the garden, reading FBI novels, or hanging out with their two monster dogs (both over 85 lbs.).
Jimmy is an account supervisor that has five years of experience working with B2B and B2C brands. He is responsible for developing integrated marketing strategies, the general vitality of the agency/client relationship, scope of work management, program development and execution, and helping to identify & develop new business opportunities within his accounts. Jimmy is a die-hard Knicks and Giants fan, and can probably beat you in tennis.
Joanna started her B2B career in Brussels, Belgium, working with the European HQs of U.S. B2B companies. She is a graduate of both the Omnicom University AMP and AAAA’s Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies, for which she also mentored teams for three years. Joanna is well known for her ability to face chaos with calm, which serves her well at work (and at home with her two very clever children). Since moving to the Bay Area, Joanna has become a big fan of weekend hikes and winters that don’t require shoveling snow.
For the last 25 years, Joe has been leading creative teams and guiding creative development for some of the world’s leading brands – including HP, Visa, Corning, Apple, IBM, Kellogg’s, and Hyatt Hotels. Under his direction, Doremus San Francisco has created award-winning integrated campaigns across all media – TV, digital, social, print and OOH. He has traveled extensively in Asia and has been ordained as a Buddhist monk. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and hiking with his two dogs.
John is really cool.
He started at Omnicom Group 17 years ago, and has been CFO of the Doremus London business for the last seven years, and also helps to support the Doremus Hong Kong operations. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and also tries to stay fit by cycling to work every day (and not falling off too often). He is married with two (ever growing up) girls and enjoys spending time on family hiking and cycling trips around various parts of Europe both mountainous and flat – which he combines with the acquisition and consumption of as much good wine as possible.
Raquel is an account manager who plans and ‘strategizes’ for HP EMEA and UK. Outside of work Raquel enjoys reading, painting, fashion, the arts and spending time with her friends discovering new places in London.
Jon has been in the industry for 30 years since joining Ogilvy & Mather in 1983 as a messenger boy – long enough to remember when the profession encouraged personality. After four months he started work in the International Media Department and has been in that sector ever since. In 1982, he finished 19th at the World Cross Country Championships which was held in Gateshead that year. It would be the only time he would qualify for the event and stopped running after that. Jon is one of the few people he knows who has not climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.
Matt has 15+ years of experience in Integrated Marketing Communications and brings both an agency and client-side perspective to his role at Doremus. He has supported both leading blue chip brands as well as start-ups and finds it most rewarding advising clients during inflection points in their business. Having spent his whole career in B2B, he remains a passionate supporter and strong advocate for growth in the category. At Doremus, he’s responsible for client solutions, commercial development, network growth, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and building Doremus' reputation worldwide. Matt is based in New York but is often found in one of our International offices – he backpacked around the world in 1994 and seemingly hasn’t stopped traveling since.
Joseph works on the accounts of BNY Mellon, Schroders, and Standard Life, handling a wide range of duties. Joseph comes from an international background, having been born in England, raised in Canada and currently working in Hong Kong. At Doremus, he enjoys meeting new people and that tingly feeling that comes with the satisfaction seeing great ideas come to life.
Kaiser is focused on finance and accounting and applies his exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to everything he does. He is a valuable member of the team and works closely with everyone at Doremus Hong Kong. Outside of the office, Kaiser is an outdoorsman and enjoys camping and sports.
Melissa is fueled by a fascination with 0s and 1s; she carefully crafts and analyzes information to troubleshoot, evaluate, optimize, and plan. Prior to joining Doremus, Melissa spent a year with AmeriCorps educating at-risk youth about social entrepreneurship. She enjoys being an insufferable know-it-all and making cheesy Harry Potter references.
Kate has seven years of industry experience across the Omnicom family including DDB and TBWA/London. Her current clients are Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and QBE Insurance. In her spare time she likes looking at the fish in the sea through her diving mask and at the moon through her telescope.
Currently focused on program management, Katherine is dedicated to integrating the social team across the agency and thrives in managing projects/workflows across accounts. Along with project management, Katherine enjoys honing skills in strategy, content planning, and mining data to find the deeper story. Though based out of San Francisco, her heart belongs to southern California where she was born and raised. In her spare time Katherine is admittedly cliché, but in the best way. She loves to visit friends and family, travel, cook, and shake things up with a country music festival whenever possible.
Kathleen is in payroll management and makes sure everyone is able buy food and pay their bills (and taxes). Originally from Liberia, she’s been a Northeast resident for 20+ years. She's a fan of Washington Square Park. and the work of Kenny G. Finally, lock up your dark chocolate around KT… as it’s one of her obsessions, although she says the craving is purely for the energy, not the taste.
In her current role at Doremus, Kathy enjoys liaising with her clients at CFA Institute and Credit Suisse. Kathy is also an accomplished piano teacher, giving lessons in her spare time. She also has an adorable cat she loves to spoil.
Katie is an eager junior copywriter whose youthful dreams of changing the world have yet to be crushed. When she isn't devising a plan to make strangers be nice to each other, Katie crafts elegant and not-so-elegant prose for a wide range of Doremus clients. Having lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, London, Hong Kong, Hamburg, and currently New York, Katie has never met a city she didn't like.
Katje has been in the business of people for over ten years. Whether it’s the recruitment process, benefits, or working through employee issues, the ad agency industry been a solid fit for her. An avid runner and traveler, her time outside of the office is spent mostly behind a camera. Also, a solid believer in pet therapy, her hound Molly likes to visit the office.
In her current role, Kelly is responsible for supporting new business and marketing initiatives globally for Doremus. With a passion for communications and international business, Kelly helps identify partnership opportunities and mobilizes the right team of people to meet the needs of those partners. Kelly also plays an integral role uncovering and implementing communications programs for Doremus' global network. A native of New York, Kelly is a perpetual optimist, avid traveler and food enthusiast. She is a member of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) National Gen-C Board and the local BMA NY Chapter.
As VP Group Account Director at Doremus San Francisco, Kevin has 25 years of experience developing integrated brand strategies for leading consumer and B2B clients. At Doremus, Kevin utilizes his vast knowledge of client services on accounts including Intel, Sage, and SanDisk. In his 17-year tenure at FCB San Francisco, Kevin managed integrated consumer and B2B communications for AT&T Wireless, CitiBank, Seagate Technologies, Autodesk, and Levi’s, and as client director at Landor Associates, he repositioned FedEx from an overnight delivery outfit to an esteemed international courier. Kevin enjoys spending free time with his family, and strives to be the man his three-year-old Golden Retriever thinks he is.
In her role as account director, Kimberly is focused on leading multi-disciplinary teams and driving strategic alignment on complex integrated programs for Corning. Kimberley has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, with concentrations in marketing and strategy. Outside of the office, she is active in animal rescue, socializing kittens to be placed in foster homes and fostering younger cats in her own home.
Lauren has contributed her talents to campaigns for Corning and Visa, providing strategic guidance and millennial expertise. While on the accounts side in business, Lauren has a rich creative life outside the office, constantly seeking new outlets such as cooking, painting, and sewing. She is also an avid runner and completed her first half marathon this year.
Lisa brings over two decades of expertise in the management and resource development of creative operations. She has a broad range of experience across agencies large and small. Lisa focuses on bringing the best creative resources the industry has to offer to Doremus. With oversight of the production team, Lisa champions the collaboration and integration of all projects within the agency. With a love for world travel on hold while raising their two small children, Lisa and her husband plan on visiting Thailand, Spain and Fiji sometime in the next few years…we hope.
Louie Garrett is the trusty 2 1/2-year – old Goldendoodle companion of Creative Director Stu Garrett. Known around the office as “Lou” or “Muppet Dog,” he can be seen faithfully trailing Stu to meetings or lying next to Mindy Cohen. Outside of the office, Louie enjoys sleeping, eating, and sleeping. His hobbies include feverishly chasing rabbits and getting in the dishwasher. Louie thoughtfully welcomes home family members by presenting them with a toy rabbit at the door. Every time. After a day in the city, Louie drifts off to dreamland, where he barks in his sleep.
Maggie’s forte lies in making the complex human and accessible. Her copywriting career has spanned both consumer-facing and B2B clients, ranging from tech giants like Apple, IBM and Microsoft to banks, airlines, credit cards, hotels and Martha Stewart’s towels. She finds the complex communications challenges that B2B companies face more interesting than writing ads for, say, disposable diapers. She unwinds with mysteries and whenever possible, travel that requires a passport.
As a multitasking IT professional with cross-platform skills, Manny has been basking in the rays of computer screens for over a decade. Known as a hardcore technologist, Manny actually sees himself as a misunderstood creative. Born and raised in N.J., he’s spent most of his career in NYC. He enjoys snowboarding in the winter, shopping all year long and is a prototypical beach bum (read Jersey Shore extra). Huge sports fanatic and a movie buff who reads up on new tech and fashion as much as he can. In a previous life he ran a lounge for three years in Jersey.
Mark’s a strong believer in introducing new technologies and ways of working, where appropriate, but believes the most important element is people. Listening to and understanding clients, and their objectives, is crucial to meeting their challenges. It also makes work enjoyable. He’s also a bit of a geek, having failed to get selected for the RAF he will bore any (un)willing individual at great length about the capabilities of the Eurofighter Typhoon. He’s also a big fan of sports that involve him getting wet.
Martin hosted, produced and wrote a decade’s worth of cable and online television shows focusing on technology and Internet culture before joining the creative team at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in 2010. After two years producing successful work for such brands as Chevy, HP, Sprint, and NBA he moved to the B2B side as Senior Writer at Doremus. Outside of work Martin enjoys seeking out long-forsaken bars and restaurants in the darker corners of San Francisco and beyond, especially if they offer Early Bird Specials. His wife Molly hates it.
Mary makes New York tick, and as office manager is responsible for making sure the shop runs smoothly. The first recipient of the Harry Doremus award, she finds a solution to every request while maintaining a cool and calm demeanor. Affectionately known as the “office mom” she has an ear for issues that affect the staff both inside and outside the office. Mary enjoys playing tennis and tending to her flower garden during the summer months.
Matthew has 17 years founding and growing businesses – across the marketing communications spectrum – as a strategist, technologist, consultant and business owner. Currently he is developing – with a focus on digital, technology and innovation – the integrated service offering of the Doremus network. He’s responsible for all things new in business strategy; service and executional diversity; innovation; and thought-leadership. His latest initiative is development of DNA (Doremus Network Analysis), proprietary software that mines big social data and a data/network science consultancy process to plan and optimize brand and communication strategies. Based in NYC and London, he collects whisky, travel experiences, and as an obsessive autodidact, tries to read a book a week. In 2010 he was named one of the thirty "Agency Innovators" of the year by The Internationalist magazine.
Imagine Robert De Niro cast as a Yankees’ hot dog salesman in a season finale of Law & Order, that’s how New York Mike is…his voice sounds like gravel rolling from a construction truck in Brooklyn. Loud and funny, and is fond of the expression "don't hate the player, hate the game." When he’s not working the accounts and finance department of Doremus, he’s working the craps table in Vegas. He’s all about the green, baby. He has a passion for 'balling out of control,' New York Giants, deep-sea fishing and spending time with friends and family.
May works on the Corning, Sage, and Dell SONICWALL accounts, and is known around the office as the go-to designer for the HP Enterprise Group. An adventurous foodie, May takes advantage of the diverse offerings of San Francisco and makes a point of never visiting the same restaurant twice. She also savors good coffee, enjoys attending concerts, and is fluent in two Chinese dialects.
Andrea's current focus is on creating visually powerful yet user-friendly online designs as well as effective print campaigns. Being a mother of two, Andrea is not only well-organised but also a calm anchor within the agency.
May has over 20 years of professional experiences spanning across marketing and advertising roles in multi-national corporations and local sectors, with footprints in HK and Mainland China. In her current role as the Director of Strategic Alliances and Marketing, May dives deep into the client’s business and the market landscape in order to uncover core insight from which messages and communication strategies are derived. She also works to enrich the agency’s repertoire of capabilities to deliver the optimal solution offerings in response to the dynamic and changing needs of our clients. May is a fan of cycling, hiking, and is a booklover as well.
As the receptionist, Mindy is known as “the face” and “the voice” of Doremus. Outside of the office she’s a comedy writer and director whose work has been seen on TV, stage, and in texts to Mom when explaining technology.
Michael is a creative director, a brand strategist, a technologist, and a storyteller, all skills he brings to his work on accounts such as HP, Corning, Logitech, and Microsoft. For his creative efforts, Michael was named one of Internationalist Magazine’s Global Innovators of 2012. In addition to his work at Doremus, Michael speaks regularly on the topic of branding. A native Kiwi, Michael came to the US over 12 years ago, took a look around, and got horribly distracted.
Michael focuses primarily on the digital side of the HP business, specifically Personal and Printing Systems (PPS). He has also lent his design talents to the promotional materials and CD packaging for fellow Oklahomans, Hanson. As a younger man, Michael followed the Grateful Dead throughout the United States, but today spends time with his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, and cheers on the OU Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With over 25+ years experience in traditional and digital advertising, Mike has created and managed more than 50 integrated campaigns for major B2B and B2C brands like American Express, Clorox, Chevron, HTC, Kellogg’s, and Sprint. Mike now leads business development for Doremus San Francisco and is responsible for all prospective efforts toward potential clients, maintaining relationships with search consultants and directing competitive pitches. Previously, Mike held senior account management positions at Deutsch LA, Young & Rubicam SF, Publicis & Hal Riney, JWT Sydney, and Ogilvy London. Mike began his marketing career in Brand Management at P&G and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mike and his wife Cindy live in San Anselmo, California and are the proud parents of two teenagers, Hanna and Lucas. When he’s not working, you‘ll find Mike either mountain biking, playing with his blues band, or cooking.
Molly’s enthusiasm for people and fellow canines, combined with her easygoing demeanor, is why she is such an asset to our human resources department. Aside from her daily responsibilities of handling us at Doremus, you can see her Georgia heritage work overtime while she advocates for peace at home with her two feline roommates Nola and Clinton. Though Molly’s southern charm makes it all look like a breeze, her instincts can’t be fooled. Her equal opportunity principles are out the door with a flash of a bushy tail scurrying up a tree or perhaps rustling in a bush.
Nicola works in a Financial Reporting role, supporting the business in both its statutory and corporate requirements. Outside of work Nicola is a country girl at heart, and being a passionate horticulturalist she’s never happier than when getting grubby in the garden!
Pat, while concurrently pursuing an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, is focused primarily on statistical data analysis, media performance, and optimization strategies. A PhD from the University of Dayton in chemical engineering, her ancillary concentrations include conducting market research and proposing and developing media mix models and strategies. In her free time, Pat enjoys traveling to national parks, painting, and cooking vegetarian recipes from around the world.
A graduate of California State University at Chico, Patrick pursued an internship at Armstrong Associates in Santa Rosa, California before moving to San Francisco to join Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. After spending 2+ years on the Sprint account working on their social, out-of-home and sponsorships teams, Patrick brought his online and technology-based advertising experience to Doremus and the Logitech for Business account. Patrick loves the great outdoors, following his favorite Bay Area sports teams and continuing to explore the great city of San Francisco.
Paul has previous experience in graphic design at Wolff Olins, HarperCollins Publishers, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and in web development and art direction at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. His current areas of focus are web/interactive development, video editing and post-production, motion graphics, and 3D/Visual Effects. Though he is a laid back guy with an irreverent sense of humor, Paul is an alumnus of Outward Bound and he ran the New York City Marathon in 2005.
Phil is a homegrown Doremus talent, having spent his fifteen-year career with the company. He is a fully immersed B2B specialist with a knack for delivering innovative solutions for targeting hard-to-reach target audiences. He currently heads up the media planning team, guiding strategy development and planning execution across our entire NYC roster. Living on the Upper West Side with his wife and two cats, Phil is an avid traveler, reader, and information hound. On any given weekend, he can be found taking road trips across the eastern seaboard, debating current political and social trends, or being happily ensconced with friends indoors.
Called "Q" around the office, Quentin leads an amazing design, development and proofreading team in the Doremus Design Studio. With 20 years of art direction and design experience, he brings a creative perspective to print and digital production. At his happiest when creating, he has developed a line of plush toys sold nationwide in stores large and small. Quentin has a 'growing collection' (groan) of succulent plants and plays violin in the New York Repertory Orchestra.
Rebecca is a hybrid strategic planner and multifaceted tactician, and develops programs and experiences that meet a variety of complex business challenges, from brand awareness to lead generation. Her strategy aligns Doremus social solutions across three main focal points – Content/Experiences, Platforms/Apps and Promotion/Syndication. Based out of San Francisco, Rebecca is most passionate about connecting and collaborating with people to create ideas and experiences that are surprising, entertaining, and fun. And (like many of her colleagues) she loves a good night of karaoke, or a good night of really bad reality television.
Matthew’s current role has him managing the accounts of two well-regarded financial institutions, namely Credit Suisse and Fidelity. He enjoys the new experiences and exposure he receives from working with his clients. After office hours, he is active in many social groups, especially in the expatriate and Mainland Chinese communities.
Richard is responsible for Doremus’ business in Asia Pacific. He has extensive global experience having worked for Doremus across all the offices in the network. Richard moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to open the Doremus office‚ taking responsibility for Asia Pacific operations. Richard provides our clients with strategic input on a local and regional basis. Now based in the UK, when he is not on a plane, he enjoys living in Oxfordshire with his wife and two children, playing plenty of tennis, squash and golf.
Robert works within Doremus' accounting team, developing efficiencies for the North American offices. Currently he’s working on upgrading the estimate and purchase order systems. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, enjoys watching movies, collecting vintage non-sports trading cards, limited edition casino chips and artwork. He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the company.
For 24 years Ronnie has created award-winning work for leading consumer and corporate brands. One year he created a government campaign that was so effective at recruiting blood donors it had to be taken off the air. His mission is to bring grounded creative excellence to corporate comms, and play complicated jazz guitar chords without breaking his arm.
Marianne is the Director of Public Relations. Her career started, when needing to pay bills, she took a “temporary” job in the public relations department of Marble Arch Productions where she worked on publicity for "The Muppet Movie." Unable to compete with Miss Piggy, she left the film business to work in public relations for Vidal Sassoon. She Joined Doremus ten years ago from DDB New York, where she was the Director of PR. Growing up in a large, Irish-American family, she enjoys a noisy household in Secaucus, New Jersey with her husband, Scott, their teenage son Mike, three cats and a dog.
Sally is one of Doremus Hong Kong’s longest-standing employees, having been with the agency since 1997. Over the years, Sally has worked on clients from a number of industries such as finance, technology, industrial and others. As Assistant Studio Manager she manages the production process and ensures that deadlines are met on time. Sally enjoys sharing her snacks with colleagues and spending time with her daughter at home.
Nick helped execute the launch of BNY Mellon's new global brand campaign, and continues to support the business by ensuring that work is delivered on time, in budget, and on brand. In his spare time, Nick writes for a food blog, plays golf as often as possible, and takes any opportunity there is to see good live music.
Sam brings an extensive range of proofreading & copy editing experience and skills to Doremus having worked in a variety of industries, from leading law firms (Sullivan & Cromwell, Jones Day, and Shearman & Sterling) to publishing (Workman Publishing Company) to financial printing (Capital Printing and St. Ives Burrups) and to other creative shops (Margeotes Fertitta and Broadstreet), among others. Currently he works closely with many departments at Doremus, namely Creative, Project Management, and Production, ensuring the integrity of all communications is maintained. Sam is a fitness, health & well-being enthusiast. Nowadays, you can find him spending more time at a yoga studio than in a gym. In fact, you may sometimes catch Sam demonstrating a handstand or crow pose for his fellow co-workers in the pod areas.
In her career Sara’s worked with high tech, fitness, and financial services clients on an array of projects ranging from product launches to integrated marketing campaigns. Her passion for effective communication and her love for all things art makes client services a perfect fit for her. In a past life she ran away and joined the circus, and traveled throughout the U.S. for two years as a trapeze artist and a key member of the promotional team. Sara made it out of the circus alive and now happily calls San Francisco home, and is forever grateful that nets exist.
Shawn has an extensive marketing career that includes senior positions in start-ups, nonprofits, corporate and government. He currently is leading the origination of worldwide marketing campaigns for top Doremus clients, including HP. With a passion for technology and a deep background in digital marketing and demand generation, Shawn revels in the science of customer relationships. He balances work by coaching youth soccer, backpacking into the wilderness, and cooking gourmet meals.
Solomon helps shape global client communications strategies and creative output for CFA Institute. Previously, he worked for Dentsu and BBDO on accounts including Canon, GE, Campbell's, Mitsubishi, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Chrysler and Jeep. Solomon lives in Manhattan and can be #caughtgramming on the weekends.
With a varied and extensive background as a wordsmith (including multiple years as a copyeditor, proofreader, copywriter, brand strategist, and editorial coordinator), Stephen brings a wealth of expertise focused on honing copy for clarity and elegance. Instead of applying grammatical rules to awkward structure, his usual mantra is “rewrite!” One of those rarities (a San Francisco native), outside of the office he is a registered oenophile, film enthusiast, seeker of spiritual truth, and in his spare time enjoys exploring the wineries of Livermore with his brother.
Steven has a broad knowledge of how modern technology informs the creative process and articulates creative vision, delivering effective business results for both consumers and B2B clients. Steven’s belief that technology as a medium can solve complex communication problems through interaction influences all of the work he does at Doremus. In his free time, Steven enjoys checking out the art and music scene and indulging in an occasional vegan meal.
Steve has created award-winning campaigns for major brands including HP, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and Dolby Systems. During the past 20 years, he has written enough copy to circle the globe 15 times. If he wasn’t a successful full-time copywriter, he’d probably be a failed full-time thoroughbred horse handicapper. His motto is "There’s always a way."
Stu likes things to look good. His mind and eye have a sense of order that is required for aesthetic purposes in what he sees, as well as a sense of the power of visuals to tell a story and influence perceptions. So it was only natural that after college, Stu studied at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, to develop his innate design and marketing skills. Stu’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple National, District, and New York Gold Addy’s, Cannes Film Awards, Effie Awards, London International Ad Awards, and the Society of Illustrators National Merit. When not at his computer, Stu might be found in his wood workshop at home, where he builds furniture and model airplanes. He is also teaching his son and daughter to enjoy his favorite outdoor sports, skiing and surfing.
Sukh adds his expertise to several accounts, including HP and Logitech, but focuses his talents primarily on Corning Gorilla Glass. Prior to joining Doremus, Sukh worked at Real Branding, as senior art director, and CBS Interactive, developing lifestyle content sites. Sukh’s complementary hobbies include running, napping, and collecting sneakers.
Tina is a member of the Account Servicing team out of the Beijing office. In her current role, she concentrates on the B2B field and provides account servicing to U, a global independent safety science company. Her time spent studying abroad has taught her how to break the ice and build new relationships.
Tom has deep knowledge that encompasses traditional, digital, and interactive disciplines. His passion for building strong client relationships is evident in his work providing strategic and marketing leadership to uncover business needs and objectives, and crafting appropriate strategies and creative development of multi-channel marketing plans. Nearly as important is creating a strong team by boosting morale through humor, which Tom sees as his second job. In his free time, Tom enjoys wine, both collecting and drinking, as well as cooking and gardening at his Novato home.
Tommy has added his expertise to several Doremus accounts including HP, Logitech, Corning, and Visa. He has helped to brand and launch successful startups Raptr.com and Abitlucky.com, which was acquired by Zynga. An ADDY Student Silver award winner (in 2005), Tommy is inspired by world cultures and social media. An avid traveler and a foodie, Tommy believes in being receptive with an open mind, but being decisive in business.
While Trent generally works on integrated ad campaigns for brand awareness and lead generation efforts, he focuses on strategy development and implementation for new digital programs, sites, and banner campaigns for clients such as Sage, Intel, SonicWALL, and SanDisk. Trent reconciles his two favorite pastimes, the outdoors and the indoors, through rock climbing and gaming. He holds the highest score on two of his hometown arcade classics, Asteroids Deluxe and Airwolf.
Will manages most aspects of the agency’s online media interaction, from purchase to performance analysis, and assists in the strategic planning for Corning and Logitech. Will is always enthusiastic about anything he does, and this attitude clearly transfers over to his work. He is fun and addictively energetic, and prides himself on being extremely pleasant to be around on a gloomy Tuesday morning. Will loves outdoor activities and never fails to bring that spirit into the office, and constantly pretends to cycle at his desk when no one is looking.
Yin’s worked in a wide range of communications planning roles, at media and creative agencies, in both the UK and the U.S., and now leads the Engagement practice at Doremus. He really, really likes ideas and on a good day will be part of a team that tackles a client's business and communications challenges head on: developing new approaches to age-old problems. Living in Brooklyn he gets to indulge his love of Hip Hop, R&B remixes, and a shameless proclivity to bear his ankles, no matter what the season.
The best work has method to the madness.
i7 is the Doremus process that delivers best-of-class work to our clients.
Incoming – a problem, an assignment or request, accomplished by a brief and background information.
Research and Data – cornerstones needed to develop a cogent and insightful brief that in turn will produce intuitive, insightful, and interesting solutions.
The Brief – distillation of an insight that includes a snapshot of the client's business, an articulation of objective in evocative language that inspires ideation.
The Platform and the Work – the multidisciplinary conceptual team develops a platform, the wellspring of the work. A great platform produces ideas that grow a movement, create profound impact, or reframe business itself.
Execution – media, creative, producers, delivery partners, internal and external conceptual partners work together to achieve media, social, and creative strategies. It's only philosophy until it's real.
Results – an ongoing process that provides a view into the business outcome. Assessing impact includes measurement of media, optimization, PR, sales, innovation and brand against key performance indicators.
Archive – the very important last step is a self-assessment, archiving of assets and the boxing up of the finished work into the client and agency case studies with the brief, work and results.
What's interesting, what's happening.