Garrick M. Gelinas Joins The Halo Group as Director of Client Services

Will lead fully integrated agency account services team

Aug 09, 2010, 05:20 ET from The Halo Group

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Halo Group, a branding and marketing communications agency, announced today that accomplished global advertising and marketing veteran Garrick M. Gelinas has joined the agency as SVP/Director of Client Services. In his new role, Gelinas will direct Halo's multi-disciplined client service department, overseeing Halo's key relationships including Mount Airy Casino Resort, Liebherr Refrigeration North America and St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies.

"Client Services is at the core of all of Halo's functions. Garrick's personal drive to exceed client expectations, combined with his experience as an integrated marketing communications expert makes him uniquely qualified to lead Halo's and its clients into successful partnerships, " said Linda Passante, CEO of The Halo Group. "Garrick is a perfect fit for Halo - a talented, assertive thought-leader with a drive for results - and we are very thrilled to have him on board."

Gelinas brings more than 16 years international experience in the advertising and client service industry to the role. He has directed multi-disciplinary and specialized marketing programs for Fortune 100 companies spanning diverse categories including consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods, health and beauty, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco.

"What attracted me to Halo was their culture, passion for producing high quality work and appreciation of the ever evolving challenge of communicating with customers," said Gelinas. "This is one of the most creative brand development agencies around and I look forward to utilizing their immense talent and capabilities in building quality client relationships."

Prior to joining Halo Gelinas spent the majority of his illustrious career at Ogilvy in their New York and international offices spearheading holistic campaign development for key agency clients including Kraft Foods, British American Tobacco, Kodak and Motorola.

He holds an MBA degree with a Marketing concentration from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.

About The Halo Group

Founded in 1994, The Halo Group is an independent marketing communications and branding agency, specializing in the education, consumer products, travel/tourism and financial industries.  Halo brings together a roundtable of seasoned marketing, branding, creative, traditional, digital and mobile advertising, public relations and social media experts to work with a select group of international clients. Halo has been honored with more than 250 industry awards. Visit for more information.

SOURCE The Halo Group