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SEATTLE, WA (September 10, 2013) – Publicis Seattle has tapped Britt Peterson Fero as Executive Vice President & Head of Strategy, according to Scott Foreman, CEO, of the office. Fero comes directly from Cole & Weber, where she was a Partner and Director of Growth Strategy. At Publicis Seattle, Fero will lead strategy on existing clients, new business, and further expand the agency’s strategy offering and department. Fero reports to Foreman, and completes the office leadership team which includes: Jason Sullivan, EVP, Managing Director; Andrew Christou, EVP, CCO; Steve Williams, SVP, Group Creative Director, and Hart Rusen, SVP, Group Creative Director. Publicis Seattle recently won the Eddie Bauer account, and counts T-Mobile, Seabourn, and Les Schwab, among their clients.
Foreman stated, “I am so excited Britt has joined us. She has a proven track record of unlocking a brand’s true potential with adventurous thinking and ideas. She will make us and the work we do even better, and we’re excited to get her immersed in our current client’s brands and our new business opportunities.”
Fero stated, “In today’s increasingly dynamic marketplace — with increasingly discerning and demanding people — brands need a culture of action. To me strategy must be a verb, not a noun. I look forward to helping brands seize new business opportunities and putting my vision of strategy into action at Publicis Seattle.”
During Fero’s tenure as Partner at Cole & Weber, the agency built relationships with the International Olympic Committee, Target, Kellogg’s, Epson, Microsoft, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Washington’s Lottery. Additionally, she drove development of two key thought-leadership research pieces: the first around the sociability of brands (Project Butterfly) and the second around how consumers shop convenience stores (Project See Store). Project Butterfly was recognized as the Grand Winner of the Ogilvy Great Minds Quality in Research Award and Project See Store was honored as Best Qualitative Research of the Year by the QRCA.
Fero is a Publicis alumna, serving as Director of Development and Innovation in Seattle in from 2004 – 2007. Prior, she worked at Fallon & Duffy Design in Minneapolis and New York leading brands such as United Airlines, Starbucks, Virgin Mobile and Bahamas Tourism. A contributor to Forbes, Fast Company and MediaPost, Fero’s work has been recognized by Communications Arts, the One Show and Cannes, and featured in Juicing the Orange, Brand Apart and Michael Serazio’s book “Your Ad Here.“
About Publicis Seattle
Publicis Seattle is an integrated marketing communications agency. The agency is part of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide and the largest global agency network within holding company, Publicis Groupe. The mission of Publicis Worldwide is “To Lead the Change” to help our clients leap ahead. Publicis Seattle clients include: T-Mobile, Eddie Bauer, Karcher, Les Schwab and Seabourn.
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