Stephen Marino Joins agencyQ as Chief Operating Officer Lead Digital Strategist on BP DeepWater Horizon Crisis to Transform Firm into Leading Social Web Agency
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- agencyQ, a leading digital agency based in Washington, DC announced today that Steve Marino has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created global role, in partnership with Sean Breen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Bob Poulin, President and Chief Strategy Officer.
Mr. Marino is joining agencyQ after working for two years at MSLGroup where as North American Director of Digital & Social Media, he was responsible for strategic counsel, digital investments and partnerships for the network. Prior to that, Mr. Marino was Senior Vice President of social@Ogilvy where he led digital strategy for the BP crisis. Marino and Poulin worked together previously at Magnet Interactive and were a part of the management team that brought together four agencies to form AKQA back in the early 2000's.
"This is a big step toward our goal of transforming agencyQ from primarily a web design & build firm into a leading social web agency," said Poulin. "Steve is one of the first true innovators in digital, and widely recognized for being the leading social strategist on the world's most challenging client assignments."
With 20 years of experience creating digital and social media campaigns, Mr. Marino will be responsible for building upon agencyQ's current digital offerings, as well as developing a more integrated approach for clients, allowing them to focus on building reputation and defining identity for their stakeholders and key audiences. Additionally, he will begin to develop new social media focused services and offerings, creating a holistic social web agency.
"agencyQ understands the future of marketing lies in helping clients develop a narrative via the social web," said Marino. "This is truly a great opportunity for me to build upon the firm's successful web design and build offerings and be a part of developing a new part of agencyQ, developing ideas and thinking that will transform our clients' marketing and communications strategies, as well as the very way they do business on the social web."
A communications veteran and Cannes Awards Finalist, Mr. Marino has worked on campaigns for some of the world's top marketers, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Ford, Kellogg Company, United Technologies, Mercedes Benz, N.A., M&M Mars Snickers brand, The Mayo Clinic, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck, and Siemens.
"Steve's appointment is a testament to the future of digital communications and the investment agencyQ is making in developing our expertise in this area," continued Poulin. "As we embark upon our next chapter, his expertise and experience will help agencyQ stay ahead of the curve."
agencyQ is an interactive agency headquartered in Washington, DC. A diverse, award-winning team of consultants, designers, and technologists, together we explore, experiment, and collaborate to imagine one-of-a-kind ideas, beautiful designs, and clever, technology-driven solutions. We harness the latest technologies to tell meaningful stories and create inspired online experiences. Smart, observant, social, we are a passionate, enthusiastic group who stand committed to getting our clients noticed and leveraging the web to achieve their business goals. www.agencyq.com Twitter: @agencyQ Facebook/agencyQ.