Brand Engagement Agency Expands Executive Team to Accelerate Growth

CHICAGO, Ill., March 21, 2019 / — August Jackson, a leading brand engagement agency focused on branding, campaign development and multi-channel activation, has announced the addition of Jacque Patterson as Executive Vice President (EVP) to lead the agency’s expansion of its Employee Engagement practice. Ms. Patterson’s deep expertise in organizational effectiveness will help the agency’s clients in the corporate, higher education and non-profit sectors align their people practices with their purpose.

“We are the agency that helps organizations put their purpose into practice,” explains Laura Shuler, August Jackson’s CEO. “Bolstered by Jacque’s experience in organizational design and talent development, we can help our clients build more engaged and empowered employee communities that truly deliver on their mission, their strategy, their brand promise … however they define their purpose.”

In her 25-year career, Ms. Patterson has lead Human Resource efforts at agencies, including Jack Morton Worldwide (IPG) and Omnicom, and at ACT Assessment Technologies.  Most recently, working independently and at Slalom Consulting, Ms. Patterson guided companies through organizational design, culture and behavior initiatives during times of transformation and change.

In addition to her client-facing role, Ms. Patterson will direct the agency’s internal People & Culture efforts, as the development of top-tier talent is essential to meeting the demands of rapid growth; in the last three years, the agency has doubled both its revenues and the size of its staff.

“The world’s best organizations use purpose as the springboard for inspiring, transforming and empowering teams,” said Ms. Patterson. “It’s a thrill for me to be able to apply that thinking to benefit both our internal community and those of our clients.”

Ms. Patterson will report to Ms. Shuler and be a member of the agency’s eight-person Executive Team. She will work out of the agency’s Chicago office.

For organizations that require highly-engaged people to realize their mission, August Jackson is the brand engagement agency that puts purpose into practice. Our work for corporate brands, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions includes branding, campaign development and multi-channel activation, with an emphasis on live events and technology-enabled engagement. Recognized in 2018 as a top agency by Chief Marketer and Event Marketer, and a 2019 Crain’s Chicago Best Places to Work finalist, August Jackson is a 100-person agency with a presence in Chicago, NYC, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

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