Award-Winning Creative Agency Fingerpaint Marketing taps former McCann Torre Lazur President Bill McEllen to lead its New York Office

Jan 12, 2016, 09:33 ET from Fingerpaint Marketing

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fingerpaint Marketing has announced the hire of seasoned executive, Bill McEllen, to lead its ever-expanding New York office headquartered in Saratoga Springs. The news is a major win for the full service creative agency. McEllen brings over 20 years' experience in client-side sales, marketing and advertising, as well as an innate ability to combine corporate objectives with creative strategies to produce impactful campaigns. 

McEllen joins Fingerpaint after thirteen years with McCann where he served as President of both the Torre Lazur and Echo Torre Lazur Groups. Prior to McCann, McEllen spent over a decade on the client-side in sales and marketing.  In the last ten years, agencies under his leadership were nominated as an "Agency of the Year" seven times through various industry publications.

In his new role at the holocratic, employee-owned and driven agency, McEllen will oversee global expansion, drive organic and new client growth, and manage the day-to-day operations of the New York office. He will report to Fingerpaint's founder Ed Mitzen.

"We are thrilled to have Bill join our team. With his impressive resume and leadership skills, he will be a vital instrument in Fingerpaint's continued growth and unwavering ability to produce the highest quality of work for our clients," said Mitzen. 

Said McEllen, "I am excited to be part of the Fingerpaint team. The independent spirit, and culture of uncommon collaboration, make it a truly unique offering for our clients and employees."  

Fingerpaint serves both national and global accounts across a broad spectrum of industries including pharmaceuticals, education, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, real estate and travel and tourism.  The firm specializes in brand development, strategic planning, digital and multichannel marketing, audio and video production and public relations.

About Fingerpaint
Fingerpaint is a strategic and creative marketing agency committed to original thinking and uncommon collaboration. Based in Saratoga Springs, NY and with offices in Scottsdale, AZ and Villanova, PA, the firm specializes in advertising, analytics and strategic planning, audio and video production, brand development, digital and multichannel marketing, event marketing and public relations.

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