CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global experiential advertising agency Momentum Worldwide today announced the new hire of Kevin Collins to the position of Managing Director- Midwest. Based in Chicago and starting on February 25th, Collins will report directly to Donnalyn Smith, Momentum's President, North America.
In his new role, Collins will lead Momentum's growing Chicago office building upon the positive culture, supporting the development of great work, and establishing a foundation for continued growth. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of the talent, work and culture, Collins will play a key role in the growth and commercial success of the MidWest Region.
"Momentum warmly welcomes Kevin Collins to our Chicago office as Managing Director," said Momentum's CEO, Chris Weil. "The Midwest is a crucial region for Momentum and Kevin has the expertise and proven track record in experiential advertising to help drive the growth we have set for ourselves as a company in 2019 and beyond."
Showcasing Momentum's continued dedication to expanding its footprint across the Midwest, Collins will also have oversight of the St. Louis operation and will be responsible for driving the growth and commercial success of that office.
"Kevin is highly experienced with a proven track-record of building leading experiences for brands, making him a natural addition to our team," said Momentum's President, North America, Donnalyn Smith. "Kevin's expertise in working closely with the world's biggest brands perfectly aligns with our ambitions for growth and Momentum is proud to expand our talent pool as he joins our team."
With over a decade of experience, Collins specializes in sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, partnerships and sponsorships, retail marketing, B2B, and hospitality. Previously the SVP at MKTG, Collins was instrumental in opening MKTG's New York, Chicago and London office and helping the team land crucial accounts including Gatorade, Nike and Apple/Beats by Dre.
"I am a longtime fan of the amazing experiential work Momentum has been building for decades, and the reputation that comes with that elevated level of success," said Kevin Collins. He added, "Some might call me a Chicago centrist, I believe there is a great opportunity to continue building on the already best in class work, and relationships Momentum has established in the Midwest region. I'm thrilled to officially join the talented Momentum team and wider IPG family."
ABOUT MOMENTUM WORLDWIDE
Momentum Worldwide is the world's first global experiential advertising agency. Built on the simple truth that it's not what brands say, it's what they do that matters. Momentum delivers total brand experiences by blending creativity, technology, strategy, insights and flawless execution. The agency has concurrently been named Best Sports Marketing Agency, Best Experiential Agency, Best Place to Work, Agency of the Year and Most Honored Marketing Agency by multiple outlets and award shows around the world. In 2017, Momentum was awarded Agency of the Year on every continent. Momentum is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). momentumww.com and @momentumww
SOURCE Momentum Worldwide