SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed Chambliss has been named president of Phelps, one of the West Coast's largest independently owned marketing agencies. Chambliss joined Phelps 16 years ago as a team leader, managing key accounts including Petco, DirecTV and Public Storage, and served as COO for the past four years.
"He has a remarkable skill set, with marketing and technology savvy and an excellent ability to attract and keep smart, caring people," said Joe Phelps, chairman and CEO of the 34-year old integrated marketing agency. "We're entering a new phase with a continued expansion of new clients and associates. Ed is guiding that growth and managing our company's upcoming relocation." Phelps is moving to Playa Vista in January, following the sale of its Santa Monica property, which has been its headquarters for the past 18 years.
In an industry where big account wins and losses have put many ad agencies out of business, Phelps has maintained steady growth for more than three decades. As a pioneer in true integrated marketing communications, Phelps has a client longevity that is well above industry averages. "Our clients find that their communications programs are more efficient and effective when all communications speak with one voice," he said.
"When Ed joined us, he had just received his master's in integrated marketing communications at the University of Colorado -- one of the first IMC graduate degree programs in the country. Over the years he has helped make us an IMC leader." Chambliss started his marketing career as a writer at BBDO and taught copywriting at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta.
Phelps has delivered fully integrated messaging and media campaigns for category-leading brands for 34 years. Clients include Deloitte, Dunn-Edwards Paints, Hong Kong Tourism, Learn4Life, Los Angeles World Airports, Natrol LLC, Panasonic, Public Storage, Ryze Capital, SoCalGas, SunPower Corp., Tahiti Tourisme and Whole Foods Market. As one of the West Coast's largest independent agencies, Phelps' purpose is to build brand and generate sales for clients whose products enrich the lives of their customers. It offers multicultural marketing services through its partnership in PTM, a WMBE certified company, and international capabilities through the ICOM global network of agencies. Visit us at www.phelpsagency.com and follow us at www.facebook.com/PhelpsAgency and @phelps_agency.
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