CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, July 15, 2014 - August Jackson, the communications design agency, announced the promotions of Will Benning, Jenn Uhen and Brad Younts to vice president.
Benning began his career at August Jackson nearly a decade ago as a production coordinator, working in Washington, DC and New York for the agency. He has been promoted three times within the production discipline, most recently to Executive Producer in 2013.
"Will is a natural leader who has
grown up at August Jackson. He's an all-star in this industry and is an
incredibly valuable part of the AJ family," said Partner Bill Bunkers.
"He knows this company inside and out, and truly embodies our values and
culture in everything he does for our clients. Advancing him to a
senior role is a well-deserved, natural fit."
Uhen joined August Jackson as an Account Director in 2011, bringing more than a decade of marketing and communications experience to the position. She is responsible for building client relationships and leading our teams in providing strategically sound creative solutions.
"In Jenn's time at AJ, she has demonstrated a commitment to our agency and our clients that is exactly what we want in a vice president," said Partner Carla Rytell. "She moves us forward on a daily basis, and we are thrilled to have her leadership in the account discipline."
As Senior Creative Director, Younts has led creative efforts on projects across the company's spectrum of work for more than five years. Outside of August Jackson, Younts is an accomplished playwright and co-founder of the Cowardly Scarecrow Theater Company.
"We have first-class creative talent here, and Brad has had a hugely positive influence on elevating the strength of that team and our offerings," said Creative Director Marshall Bice.
"Growing and nurturing our future leaders is a priority at August Jackson, and Will, Jenn and Brad are great role models for our up-and-comers," said CEO Frank Andrews. "Our clients see their talents daily, and our teams do, too."
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August Jackson, the Communications Design agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Kabbes to the position of Vice President, Client Engagement. Kabbes brings more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience to the position.
"I am thrilled to welcome Angela to the August Jackson team," said Chicago Managing Partner Carla Rytell. "She has a proven track record of success in this industry, and she brings tremendous talent and insight to our company."
Kabbes will lead business development efforts in the Chicago and Lake Bluff offices. She will also play a key role in directing corporate strategy around client services to accelerate company growth and enhance the company's portfolio of offerings.
"Taking on this role in a company with so much talent and forward-momentum is an exciting move," said Kabbes. "It's a great team, and I look forward to working with them to help drive the success of the company and bring our clients the greatest value possible."
Kabbes' experience encompasses a diverse range of marketing, branding and communications roles with publicly traded and privately held pharmaceutical companies, start-ups, and marketing communications firms. Most recently, Kabbes' focus has been on healthcare communications and strategy for pharmaceutical and biotech clients.
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August Jackson, the Communications Design agency, has hired Marshall Bice as Vice President, Creative Practice Leader.
Bice brings more than 25 years of agency experience to the position. He will lead the creative discipline in August Jackson's Chicago and Lake Bluff offices, with a focus on developing concepts and campaigns that drive exceptional client value.
"Marshall is an incredibly talented person, and he will be an integral part of shaping our creative vision moving forward," said August Jackson Managing Partner Bill Bunkers. "His experience speaks for itself in terms of his creative abilities, but he also brings energy and a unique perspective that will without a doubt benefit AJ and all of our clients. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team."
Bice is an industry leader in consumer and business-to-business communications, with a background that includes work for clients such as GM, Allstate, eBay Motors and Sprint. His key focus has been on live experiences and working with brands to extend their reach across large audiences through breakthrough creative work. Bice's work has earned him numerous accolades, including receiving P&G's highest honor, the Marketing Excellence Award.
"Being in this industry for so long has allowed me to see and work with companies of all shapes and sizes. August Jackson has a fantastic culture filled with top-notch talent. When you combine those elements, the opportunities are endless." said Bice. "I'm incredibly excited to be part of that kind of team."
Bice received his Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Telecommunications from Michigan State University. In 2006, the University named him an Honorary Professor of Promotions.
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In addition to hiring across the board for full time positions, we're also looking for our next group of fantastic summer interns! Below you will find a bit about us and our internship program.
Summer Internship Position:
August Jackson is a communications design agency that specializes in internal and external marketing campaigns and solutions for clients seeking to enhance the way they communicate with their audiences. We work with our clients to design messaging strategies and implement their application across a wide spectrum of platforms to influence and motivate the people who matter most to their brands.
We are now accepting applications for creative, account management and digital internships for the summer of 2014 in our Washington, DC and Chicago offices. Daily responsibilities will range from administrative functions to creative and execution assignments on project teams for clients. Applicants should be proactive and eager to work in a collaborative environment.
Ideal candidates will have had exposure to the agency world and will be rising seniors this summer. The positions will provide experience working with a diverse set of clients and projects, and will also serve as a chance for the candidate and August Jackson to evaluate each other with the possibility of a full time position for the intern after graduation. These will be paid positions. The dates are flexible, but we’d like interns to spend 10-14 weeks with us.
Those interested should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 10. We will contact those selected to move to the next round to schedule in-person interviews.