NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Finn Partners today announced that Dan Pooley has been promoted to managing partner at the agency. Pooley joined the Ruder Finn Group in 2009 as managing director of the Chicago office, and oversaw the transition and launch of Finn Partners Chicago in 2012. In his elevated role, Pooley will continue to lead the agency's Midwest operations and help guide the strategic growth and development of the agency overall.
"Dan joined the agency at the height of the recession and has helped us emerge in Chicago with a stronger office, a phenomenal team of talented professionals, successful client relationships with award-winning work and a record of consecutive years of double-digit growth," said Peter Finn, founding partner of Finn Partners. "His background in integrated consumer marketing and digital communications, combined with experience in technology and B2B, has proved to be a winning formula for clients. More importantly, he's demonstrated dedication and commitment to the Finn Partners philosophy of collaboration, innovation and true partnership in all our work."
At Finn Partners Chicago, Pooley heads a client roster that spans B2B technology clients and B2C consumer and technology clients. Client work spans integrated brand marketing, corporate reputation, CSR, and analyst and influencer relations across traditional, digital and social channels, coordinating with the firm's state-of-the-art digital practice in New York.
Formerly, Pooley was SVP and client relationship leader for the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign at Weber Shandwick. He's spent more than 8 years at Weber Shandwick with client work that includes Allstate, KFC, Unilever, the National Pork Board, the Wood Promotion Network, The Quaker Oats Company and Fannie May Candies. Pooley was previously head of the Chicago PR office of integrated agency Cramer-Krasselt, where he led clients such as GSK, MASCO, Alberto-Culver (now Unilever), AirTran Airways, UNO Chicago Grill, General Mills and Whirlpool.
His agency and client experience also includes Starbuck's, Goya Foods, Darden Restaurants and the Culinary Institute of America at Edelman NYC; and P&G, Nike and the American Dry Bean Board at MSLGroup in Chicago.
About Finn Partners, Inc.
Finn Partners builds on the outstanding legacy of Ruder Finn while shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the brand. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. The agency specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts and public/corporate affairs. Headquartered in New York City, the company has regional operations in Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. and leverages additional international capabilities via Finn's global affiliate network. Find the agency at www.finnpartners.com and follow them on Twitter @finnpartners.
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