AUSTIN, Texas, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the agency's growth in 2016 and continued momentum in 2017, T3 has promoted five client engagement, creative and production leaders into new roles.
Jill Runyon and Taylor Hight were promoted to new roles as Vice President, Client Engagement. Both were previously Group Account Directors. Courtney Barry was promoted to Group Director, Production. Creative Directors Carolyn Connolly and Aaron Cacali were promoted to new roles as Group Creative Directors.
"As part of our growth strategy, we're evolving our teams to provide the best possible service for our growing client base. To do that, we're augmenting our teams and promoting from within to continue to drive our vision. Our client engagement, production and creative leads have established strong, innovation-driven relationships with our clients. These promotions recognize individual achievement and expand T3's already strong leadership structure," said T3 President Ben Gaddis.
Jill Runyon, who has been with T3 for 12 years, will lead the client team for UPS, an account she has managed for the past 11 years. Starting from a single project, T3 now handles strategy, experience design, mobile, web, app and innovation projects for UPS and serves as the brand's social agency of record.
Taylor Hight joined T3 in 2003 and will continue to direct client teams on Allstate and take on an expanded role as the Client Engagement discipline lead onboarding new clients. Hight, a self-proclaimed "T3 lifer," has spent her career at the agency. She has worked in T3's New York and Austin offices with account management roles on JPMorgan Chase, Dell, JCPenney, Marriott and other clients.
Courtney Barry has spent the majority of her 12-year career at T3 and leads the digital production teams across all clients in the development of websites, apps and campaigns. Her client background also includes JPMorgan Chase and Dell at T3, along with L.L.Bean, the U.S. Air Force, Norwegian Cruise Line and Marshalls at GSDM.
Carolyn Connolly will celebrate 14 years at T3 this fall and has more than 20 years of experience in digital art direction and innovation. She will continue to manage the creative group on Allstate, a client she helped pitch and win in 2011. Connolly and her team's award-winning work have been instrumental in expanding the Allstate relationship. She has also worked on JPMorgan Chase, Marriott, Marimekko, Ritz-Carlton, HBO and MTV at T3.
Aaron Cacali will continue to lead the T3 creative group on UPS. He joined the agency in 2015 after creative management roles at SapientNitro and Razorfish. In his 20-year career, he has helped clients integrate digital thinking into their marketing through omnichannel experiences where the digital and physical are converging. His client experience includes Samsung, Abbott, Heinz, John Deere, Essilor, Aquafresh, TUMS and Kellogg's.
T3 Chief Creative Officer Jay Suhr said that the promotions of Connolly and Cacali, and the recent addition of VP Group Creative Director Michael Brandt, provide a stronger creative foundation for client growth and internal talent development.
"T3 has always believed in attracting great thinkers and great leaders. These new moves add to a team that was already doing remarkable work and gives us the ability to ensure that engaged, senior people are at the heart of all of our client relationships," Suhr said.
Recognized as a top global innovation agency, T3 helps clients build Useful Brands™. Founded in 1989, T3 is one of the largest independent agencies in the country. T3 supports clients including Allstate, UPS, Capital One, Pizza Hut and Staples from offices in Austin, New York, San Francisco and Atlanta.
Marketing Coordinator, T3
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/t3-promotes-five-in-expansion-of-client-leadership-team-and-in-response-to-growth-300417402.html