Doner Adds Two VP, Brand Leaders

By Editor, December 15th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that Gretchen Hentemann and Jay Ritenbaugh have joined Doner as VP, brand leaders.  Gretchen will be working primarily on Sherwin-Williams, based out of our Cleveland office.  As a regional brand leader, Jay will be working with Perkins Restaurants located in the southeastern United States to promote the brand.

Both are well-versed in their respective categories and come to Doner with experience in and appreciation of the integrated work we do.

Learn more about Gretchen and Jay from the press release, here.

Doner Adds Two New VPs

By Editor, December 6th, 2011

We’ve added two new vice presidents to our team over the past few weeks. Kim Bailiff joins us as VP, strategic planning and Wyatt Kazan returns to Doner as VP, brand leader.

Kim’s nearly 20 years of experience will serve our clients well, as she works on business analysis, brand positions and creative strategy for several agency accounts.

Wyatt will utilize his almost 10 years of account experience to lead strategic development and daily operations for the Cox account.

Learn more about the two new VPs here.

Doner Celebrates Thanksgiving With Employee Breakfast

By Editor, November 23rd, 2011

To build on the spirit of giving and gratefulness before the Thanksgiving holiday, we celebrated our first annual Thanks a Brunch. On Monday morning, we broke from the normal workday routine and started our week off with the most important meal of the day. EVPs, along with co-CEOs David DeMuth and Rob Strasberg, served their dedicated employees a breakfast of eggs, bacon and pancakes as a way to show appreciation for their hard work over the past year.

Employees were encouraged to bring in canned goods and fresh fruits and vegetables to donate to Forgotten Harvest. Through the generosity of our employees, we collected over 300 pounds of food that will be distributed throughout Metro Detroit by Forgotten Harvest.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennifer Deutsch Recognized for Community Involvement

By Editor, November 4th, 2011

Jennifer Deutsch, executive VP and general manager of our Cleveland office, was recently recognized by Kaleidoscope Magazine as a woman who gives back to the community. Jennifer is involved in a myriad of volunteer organizations including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Cleveland Foundation Innovation Lab, and the U.S. Tennis Association. Throughout her career, Jennifer has also made it a point to mentor students just starting out in marketing, and has taught marketing classes on the high school, college and graduate levels. In addition, she is a valuable member of our team, bringing nearly 30 years of experience to her role at the agency along with a spirit of collaboration. 

Congratulations, Jennifer!

To read the full article that recognizes Jennifer for her accomplishments, click here.

Innovative Media Team Members Recognized Through Promotions

By Editor, October 19th, 2011

Two dedicated members of our Media Department, Bruce Haynes and Andy Tahy, have been promoted in acknowledgment of the innovative, results-driven work that they do for our clients.  Both Bruce and Andy will continue to enhance the integrated planning and buying of our Media Department.

In his new role, Bruce will act as senior VP, strategy and activation.  Throughout his time with Doner, he has negotiated long-term 360-degree deals and custom integrations for various agency accounts.  Bruce has proven himself as a strategic buyer, who often goes beyond the traditional and includes impactful, multidimensional elements in his media placements.

Andy, who has been with the company for over ten years, is now a VP, associate strategic leader.  He will continue to be involved with media and strategic brand planning for several accounts. Andy brings experience with a wide variety of clients to his new role where he will continue to use his strategic and analytical insights to enhance the integration of overall brand strategy with local promotions, traditional media added value and sponsorship activation.

For more details from the press release, click here.

Bruce Haynes                                                            Andy Tahy