Stephen Marino Joins agencyQ as Chief Operating Officer
Lead Digital Strategist on BP DeepWater Horizon Crisis to Transform Firm into
Leading Social Web Agency
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2012
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --agencyQ, a leading digital agency
based in Washington, DC announced today that Steve Marino has joined the firm
as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created global role, in partnership with
Sean Breen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Bob Poulin, President and
Chief Strategy Officer.
Mr. Marino is joining agencyQ after working for two years at MSLGroup where as
North American Director of Digital & Social Media, he was responsible for
strategic counsel, digital investments and partnerships for the network. Prior
to that, Mr. Marino was Senior Vice President of social@Ogilvy where he led
digital strategy for the BP crisis. Marino and Poulin worked together
previously at Magnet Interactive and were a part of the management team that
brought together four agencies to form AKQA back in the early 2000's.
"This is a big step toward our goal of transforming agencyQ from primarily a
web design & build firm into a leading social web agency," said Poulin. "Steve
is one of the first true innovators in digital, and widely recognized for
being the leading social strategist on the world's most challenging client
With 20 years of experience creating digital and social media campaigns, Mr.
Marino will be responsible for building upon agencyQ's current digital
offerings, as well as developing a more integrated approach for clients,
allowing them to focus on building reputation and defining identity for their
stakeholders and key audiences. Additionally, he will begin to develop new
social media focused services and offerings, creating a holistic social web
"agencyQ understands the future of marketing lies in helping clients develop a
narrative via the social web," said Marino. "This is truly a great opportunity
for me to build upon the firm's successful web design and build offerings and
be a part of developing a new part of agencyQ, developing ideas and thinking
that will transform our clients' marketing and communications strategies, as
well as the very way they do business on the social web."
A communications veteran and Cannes Awards Finalist, Mr. Marino has worked on
campaigns for some of the world's top marketers, including Procter & Gamble,
Unilever, Ford, Kellogg Company, United Technologies, Mercedes Benz, N.A., M&M
Mars Snickers brand, The Mayo Clinic, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck, and
"Steve's appointment is a testament to the future of digital communications
and the investment agencyQ is making in developing our expertise in this
area," continued Poulin. "As we embark upon our next chapter, his expertise
and experience will help agencyQ stay ahead of the curve."
agencyQ is an interactive agency headquartered in Washington, DC. A diverse,
award-winning team of consultants, designers, and technologists, together we
explore, experiment, and collaborate to imagine one-of-a-kind ideas, beautiful
designs, and clever, technology-driven solutions. We harness the latest
technologies to tell meaningful stories and create inspired online
experiences. Smart, observant, social, we are a passionate, enthusiastic group
who stand committed to getting our clients noticed and leveraging the web to
achieve their business goals. www.agencyq.com Twitter: @agencyQ
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