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Brighton Agency Grows Account and Design Teams

Addition of Four New Hires Will Expand Firm Expertise in Digital Marketing, Motion Graphics, Design and Account Management

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 30, 2016) – As part of its commitment to enhance client offerings with cutting-edge expertise, Brighton Agency recently welcomed four new hires to its Design, Brand Builder and Search Marketing teams.

“Brighton hires exceptional talent who can bring a mix of practical insight and inspired imagination,” said Tina VonderHaar, president and CEO at Brighton Agency. “At Brighton we aim to help our clients think differently about their brand. Our recent new hires will help us further carry out this mission.”

Patrick Kelly and Laura Carter both join the Brighton team as senior account managers. With a combined 24 years of industry experience, Kelly and Carter will provide exceptional account management, strategic communications and leadership expertise.

In his new role at Brighton, Kelly will provide account management for the Brand Builder team and develop strategies for clients in the pet and food industries. Kelly brings 14 years of experience in integrated marketing and account service in the gaming, hospitality and entertainment industries. He previously worked as account supervisor at Magnum Integrated Marketing, headquartered in Philadelphia. During his time as senior production and editorial coordinator with Alloy Media + Marketing, his contributions helped the firm win the 2005 Platinum MarCom Creative Award and the 2006 PMA Reggie Award for advertorial tie-in content.

Carter joins Brighton’s search marketing and account teams and will focus on the agency’s life science clients. With 10 years of agency experience, she brings a wide range of skills in strategy execution and development across global B2B and B2C industries. Before joining Brighton, she worked as a senior account manager at EnvisionIt, a digital marketing firm located in Chicago, where she developed integrated marketing programs for global clients and collaborated with brand management and creative teams. Prior to EnvisionIt, Carter spent eight years at Captiva Marketing managing and executing digital marketing strategies for multiple digital website development projects.

In addition to its growing account teams, Brighton is expanding its design team with new talent in graphic and motion design with Lindsay Johnson, art director, and Adam Ross, motion graphics designer.

At Brighton, Johnson will work in collaboration with the creative design team on Brighton’s agriculture accounts. Prior to joining Brighton, Johnson was an assistant art director at FleishmanHillard’s global headquarters in St. Louis. While there, Johnson created hand-lettered typography, illustrations, animated GIFs and social graphics for AT&T’s social media channels.

As the motion graphics designer, Ross will create motion graphics and green screen effects for Brighton’s agriculture accounts. He brings experience in video post-production, animation, editing and photo re-touching. He previously worked as a video editor/animator at Vat19, where he specialized in motion graphics and video editing.

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