Chairman Ken Barnett and Board of Directors Name Steve DeVore TWINOAKS President

Having Led Transition of TWINOAKS from Startup Venture to Independent Agency Within Mars Network, DeVore is Prepared to Lead Further Success in 2016

Jan 07, 2016, 18:03 ET from TWINOAKS

DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Closing out a year of tremendous growth, the TWINOAKS Board of Directors led by Chairman Ken Barnett is proud to announce the promotion of Steve DeVore from Managing Director to President as the agency continues momentum into 2016.

"Since Steve joined the team in 2011 he has managed a great deal of transition as TWINOAKS developed from a startup venture to the independent agency it is today, recognized by The Hub Magazine as a Top 20 shopper marketing agency two years in a row," said Barnett. "He has united both his team and clients during times of change while still inspiring people to innovate and produce unexpected ideas, and has illustrated his ability to always take TWINOAKS results for some of the biggest names in shopper marketing to the next level."

In addition to developing talent during his tenure with TWINOAKS, DeVore has led the establishment of a second New York City hub for the agency to better serve East Coast clients, and seamlessly managed operations between the new location and the company's Dallas headquarters. Among DeVore's significant new business achievements are the launch of the Beiersdorf account, in which TWINOAKS broadened the brand's shopper capabilities, and the expansion of the relationship with Elmer's, including marketing initiatives and category reinventions across a number of channels. Also under DeVore's leadership, TWINOAKS has become the Agency of Record for Lavazza coffee.

"I have immense pride in our level of talent and look forward to inspiring team members to push their work further in 2016," said DeVore. "My primary goal for our agency is to add the kind of talent that is on fire for solving problems in this space. We don't just want to reach shoppers and consumers – we want to influence them in a way that makes their lives better." DeVore went on to say that moving forward, TWINOAKS will not only remain a leading agency in shopper marketing, but will gain recognition as an influencer agency that impacts shoppers, brands and the retail experience.

DeVore referenced the agency's 2015 Beringer Taste Station as the type of unexpected idea he anticipates his team will continue producing in the new year. "Steve has a keen awareness for encouraging innovations that uniquely address the needs of both clients and their shoppers, as well as providing retailers with the new and exciting forms of shopper engagement they are craving," added Barnett.

The Taste Station is just one of several initiatives that have led to continued creative recognition for TWINOAKS. That campaign in particular earned the team a Gold Design of the Times award.

Prior to TWINOAKS, DeVore spent nine years in account leadership at Saatchi & Saatchi X and three years at Stone Ward. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Advertising from Arkansas State University.

TWINOAKS is a shopper marketing agency with locations in Dallas, New York, Chicago, Northwest Arkansas, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Recognized by The Hub Magazine as a Top 20 shopper marketing agency, TWINOAKS creates both brand and retailer shopper marketing programs.