Philly-based indie creative agency, Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners (RTO+P), has announced the appointment of eleven new hires across its creative and digital departments to support the agency’s recent organic growth. And what better way to usher in a new crop of talent than to commission a hand-carved totem pole made of each new hire’s likeness.
Steve Thompson, RTO+P’s Maker, hand-carved the totem pole sculpture out of Basswood. The finished piece stands tall and proud about 26 inches high.
“We’re stoked to have all this new talent aboard and we’ve heard the totem of their likenesses can actually produce rain when held at a specific angle,” said Steve Red, President and Chief Creative Officer, RTO+P.
The agency has kicked off 2014 with a slew of new work and has seen growth with new clients including Swarovski, Coty, T Rowe Price and others.
RTO+P appointments include:
- Jacqui Abel, Senior Account Manager
Abel joins RTO+P West as Senior Account Manager. Prior to RTO+P, Abel held positions at companies like DIRECTTV, TBWA\Chiat\Day and Team One. “I’m excited by the opportunity to challenge myself and learn more about the industry by working on various accounts that excite me”
- Jonathan Bayless, Social Driver
Bayless, formally Communications Manager for Richard Childress Racing, joins RTO+P as Social Driver. In this role, Bayless will provide strategic social media insight on Planet Fitness. “I was intrigued by the team atmosphere at RTO+P. It’s great to be somewhere where everyone is concentrated on one goal, but always looking out for each other in the process.”
- Megan Auld-Wright, Copywriter
Auld-Wright joins RTO+P as a Copywriter, having worked in a similar role at design firm Ultra Inc. “I love the work they do here. I’m looking forward to being a part of the smart, funny and intelligent work they do on behalf of clients,” said Auld-Wright.
- Travis Hyatt, Developer
Hyatt joins RTO+P as Developer, where he will be responsible for building websites on behalf of the agency’s clients. “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to build innovative and inspiring websites with some of the best creative minds around,” said Hyatt.
- Gillian Darr, Account Coordinator
Darr joins RTO+P from Carton Donofrio Partners in Baltimore, where she was responsible for account management. In this new role, Darr will work with clients like Swarovski, Sprout and Fox. Darr said, “I absolutely love the culture at RTO+P, and I’m excited to be part of such inspiring and innovative work.”
- Chris Arasin, Interactive Designer
Arasin joins RTO+P as Interactive Designer from FourFront, where he worked in a similar role. Commenting on his new role, Arasin said, “During my career I’ve worked on web projects with a variety of goals. At RTO+P, there’s a unique challenge to, above all else, be unforgettable. I’m excited to work on projects like the Under Armour ‘What’s Beautiful’ campaign, which uses the web to celebrate people and bring them together.”
- Allison Berger, Community Manager
Berger joins RTO+P as Community Manager, where she will provide social media support on clients like Reyka Vodka, Dial for Men and Planet Fitness, among others. Berger said, “RTO+P is a company that I’ve had my eye on since I moved to this city. They’re wildly creative – and the team is always pushing buttons and taking clients’ businesses to the next level.”
- Will Nathanson, Account Director
Nathanson joins RTO+P as Senior Account Director, where he will lead the digital and social account team for Planet Fitness. Prior to RTO+P, he was Director of Marketing at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Commenting on his new role, Nathanson said, “After working closely with RTO+P for years, I’m truly inspired by the integrity and collaborative environment this agency fosters.”
- Alex Moreno, Junior Social Creative
Moreno joins RTO+P as a Junior Social Creative where she will handle social creative and art direction, with a focus on Planet Fitness. “When I first visited RTO+P for a project during college, I loved the people and atmosphere. Since then I’ve really wanted to work here, because I knew it would mean making unforgettable work while enjoying every minute of it,” said Moreno.
- Joe Schoppy, Junior Social Creative
Schoppy joins RTO+P as a Junior Social Creative, where he will work across agency clients, with a focus on Planet Fitness. “I jumped at the opportunity to work at RTO+P. This will allow me to create something memorable with a group of talented individuals,” said Schoppy.
- Meg Dibley, Junior Content Producer
Dibley joins RTO+P as Junior Producer from Wonderful Machine where she worked in a similar role. Dibley said, “I’m looking forward to working with a team of like-minded, creative individuals who inspire to create amazing work.”
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