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Havas Edge Expands in San Diego



New blood and promotions bolsters agency's senior team

Havas Edge Expands in San Diego

Direct response agency Havas Edge announced today the hires of Chris Brombach as Director of Client Services in the Short Form Media Group, Keith Gerr as General Manager, Digital Services of the agency’s Portland, Oregon office, and Lisa Miller as Human Resources Director. The appointments follow last week’s news that Eric Bush CPA has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Carlsbad, California-based agency.

“We’re very fortunate to be welcoming these talents to the agency at this point in time, as we continue our trajectory of growth and expansion,” said Steve Netzley, Havas Edge CEO. “From Chris’ extremely impressive experience in building brands via direct response media, to Keith’s acumen for digital user experiences, to Lisa’s passion for helping employees achieve their top potential, this group is going to have a huge impact on our business going forward.”

Brombach’s background in media includes over 15 years at such agencies as Carat, DDB, PHD, and Kovel/Fuller while working on brands such as Mitsubishi Motors, 3-Day Blinds, P&G, Visa, Jiffy Lube, and SCAN Health. Chris joins Edge from InterMedia Advertising, where he worked on brands including Corinthian Colleges, PennyMac and Super Beta Prostate.

Gerr comes to Havas with over 20 years of digital experience. Starting out in the industry in New York City, Gerr worked at such agencies as K2Design, Ogilvy & Mather, and R/GA, and played key digital strategy and account roles on brands such as American Express, WebMD, IBM and Sears. In Portland, Gerr worked at boutique shops on brands including Hush Puppies, Nike and Jenny Craig. In his new role, Gerr joins the Short Form Media Group, which buys TV and media spots that are 2 minutes or shorter, and will serve digital clients and teams across all of Edge’s markets.

Miller brings over 15 years of experience across the financial services and tech/big data sectors to the Human Resources Director role at Havas Edge. Within the advertising industry, she has worked at such agencies as McCann-Erickson Worldgroup and Young & Rubicam. 

Havas Edge, the world’s largest vertically integrated full-service direct response agency, is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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Havas North America, Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:48:05 GMT