NEW HIRES JOIN EXPANDING PHINNEY BISCHOFF ACCOUNT TEAM
Press Release, Posted on October 30, 2014
Seattle, Wash. (Oct. 30, 2014) – Phinney Bischoff firmly believes that two heads are better than one, therefore it follows that three heads are better than two. PB has expanded its account management and client service team with three new additions: Rebecca Laughlin as Director of Client Services, Ann Janikowski as Account Manager/Strategist, and Kate Grimaldi as Account Coordinator. “We’ve always prided ourselves on our attention to clients’ needs and desires,” says CEO Leslie Phinney. “By building our account team, we assure this level of service will be maintained, and even grow.”
PB is also very excited to announce the promotion of Audrey Na to Design Director. Audrey has the keen ability to imagine and create beautiful graphic designs while applying strategic thought and focus to her work. She has a vital asset to PB design for over six years and we are excited to see Audrey’s leadership and creativity grow in this new position.
Rebecca Laughlin: Director of Client Services
Rebecca combines a strategic approach with a passion for exceptional creative to help clients elevate their brand and communication strategies. Drawing on deep expertise in the technology, healthcare, financial services and lifestyle industries, Rebecca collaborates with clients throughout the creative process, leads teams and maximizes resources. Across a 19-year career in both agency and corporate roles, Rebecca has worked with diverse clients, from global organizations, including Microsoft, to local non-profits, such as Bellevue LifeSpring. A California native, Rebecca has lived and worked on both coasts, Australia, and London, but is happy to now call the Pacific Northwest her home.
Ann Janikowski: Account Manager/Strategist
Ann is no stranger to helping clients achieve big goals. With nearly 10 years of in-house and agency experience across a range of industries, her common-sense approach to problem solving keeps an eye on the bottom line, while her collaborative working style ensures that client needs are heard and understood every step of the way. She is proud to call BECU, Jacobson Jarvis, Perkins Coie, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Benaroya Research Institute, University Mechanical Contractors and many others as her clients. Ann is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow (LT’13), a Chicago native and a diehard rock climber.
Kate Grimaldi: Account Coordinator
Kate is a talented and successful marketing professional with a proven ability to manage project execution and construct compelling creative. She is passionate about driving brand development through traditional and digital-media strategies. She cultivates exceptional professional relationships with diverse teams and clients through collaboration, efficient coordination, and clear communication. Her consistent record of applying ingenuity, creativity, analytical and organizational skills to identify and evaluate marketing processes and strategies is evidence to her effectiveness in a variety of industries. She has garnered invaluable experience on the client side working on branding and advertising initiatives at T-Mobile and lululemon athletica. Kate graduated from the University of Michigan, where she also competed as a Division 1 Varsity Athlete on the Women’s Rowing Team. She brings her competitive nature and to every project she touches. Michigan blood runs deep in her family, so Kate is always ready to talk Redwings hockey and Big Ten football!
Audrey Na: Design Director
Audrey is a believer in creating meaningful experiences. It's this ideal that keeps her passionate and striving for more day in and day out. With a strong background in retail design (and a few intense years in the high-tech start-up world), Audrey understands what it takes to build a brand from the inside out. Previously as a Senior Art Director at Eddie Bauer, her work spanned national advertising, packaging, in-store signage and marketing collateral for Apparel, Home and Outlet. Additional clients include The Shops at The Bravern, The Bezos Family Foundation, Coinstar, Teo and Marylhurst University.
About Phinney Bischoff
Phinney Bischoff is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has a branch office in Sun Valley, Idaho. We are an independent, experience-design studio that has worked with many successful and recognized brands to create strategic solutions through branding, creative, and digital practices.
We believe that great creative, when invested with meaning across every interaction, connects people in ways that take them to new and exciting places. We help our clients to first discover who they are serving and to then commit to delivering on focused promises by recognizing every connection point is a portal for meaningful, engaging, and strategic brand experiences.
Over the past 32 years, Phinney Bischoff has had the privilege to work with brands such as the Woodland Park Zoo, The 5th Avenue Theatre, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BECU, and the Seattle Symphony. For more information, please visit www.phinneybischoff.com.