LONDON, ON, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Mary-Ellen Willard and Mark Brown have jointly taken over the helm as new owners of Surge Communications, a predominant advertising agency in southwestern Ontario. Willard and Brown, vice-presidents at the company, are picking up the leadership reins from Hans Jonckheere, founder and CEO who has led the London-based agency for the past 13 years.
In their new roles, Willard and Brown will be guiding Surge through its next stage of development and providing clients with renewed vision, energy, and skill sets well suited to the challenging marketing landscape ahead. The pair will oversee the 25 person in-house team, which counts Western Fair District, Roxul, Maple Leaf Foodservice, Merial Canada, Procter & Gamble and Southwest Ontario Tourism among its major local and national clients.
"We're a passionate team here, and you see that reflected in our work. We're not just managing projects, we're building clients' brands and forging long-term partnerships." Willard said.
Strengthened Digital and Social Media Resources
Over the past six months, Willard and Brown have made great strides in shoring up the agency's strength in digital and social media resources, while reinforcing the agency's strategic and creative abilities. In doing so, Surge has evolved to the next stage of integrated marketing.
Brown added, "When you look at the complexity and multitude of communications options we're faced with today, you need to seamlessly integrate traditional advertising, digital solutions and social media. That's exactly what we do best."
In the next few weeks, Surge will be rebranding itself with the launch of a new website and marketing campaign to reflect the change and new direction.
Surge Communications is a full-service marketing agency based in London, Ontario. Founded in 1999, the agency has grown steadily to its current staff of 25 full-time employees, a strong client roster and an extensive offering of services. Its work encompasses all facets of traditional media, digital and interactive marketing, event management and customer relationship marketing. http://www.surge.ca
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