Deutsch’s New York office announced the promotion of technology expert Husani Oakley to EVP, director of Technology and Innovation from SVP, director of Technology. In addition, the office elevated Jeff Morgan, Oliver Plunkett, and Andrew Quay to vice presidents.
“Husani, Jeff, Oliver and Andrew are all business leaders within their respective departments and have fully embraced our explorer mentality,” said Deutsch’s NY CEO, Val DiFebo. “We’re pleased to recognize exceptional talent.”
DiFebo continued, “Husani has a profound interest in emerging technology and culture and its power to build brands, he brings the agility and smarts needed to navigate the ever-changing tech and media landscape. But, above all, nothing beats his forward-thinking attitude and energetic presence.”
Oakley will continue to spearhead technology efforts across clients including AB InBev, Siemens, and Reebok, among others. He is also a lead practitioner at Great Machine, Deutsch’s A.I. innovation studio. Oakley’s start-up experience includes founding online investing platform GoldBean, design and technology firm Oakley + Partners, and the cultural event newsletter Flavorpill, to name a few. And he’s held key technology positions at agencies including Wieden + Kennedy, Euro RSCG, and Omnicom’s Evolution Bureau.
Jeff Morgan oversees all production at Steelhead, Deutsch’s in-house production arm, and has directed and produced content for clients including Busch, PNC Bank, and Acuvue, among others.
A complex client business with different messages, channels and goals at play, Oliver Plunkett works on PNC Bank and has been with the Agency since 2015.
Andrew Quay is a multidimensional strategist who combines native digital and brand building expertise and works on Busch, DraftKings, and new business, including Deutsch’s recent Reebok win.
L to R, Deutsch’s Husani Oakley, Andrew Quay, Jeff Morgan and Oliver Plunkett.