Minneapolis-based ad shop mono has opened a new office in San Francisco. The agency’s director of new business Jeffrey Gorder, group account director Jane Delworth and creative director Paula Biondich will lead the new office. Gorder and Delworth have been elevated to managing directors of mono San Francisco, while Biondich has been promoted to managing creative director of the new office.
The opening of the new office follows a year of significant growth for the agency.
Last year, it added new clients Sperry, Propel, The North Face, Mozilla, and Smashburger and boosted revenue by 49%. The agency also said it nearly doubled its headcount to over 100 employees.
“We are eager to expand our horizons and identify fresh opportunities for new business and talent on the West Coast,” said Jim Scott, and managing partner of mono. “This move has been a long time in the making, but the agency’s immense growth in the past year truly validated our ambition to evolve. mono is made up of creative and forward-thinking people that will undoubtedly deliver innovative work for our West Coast clients.”
Scott, along with founder and managing creative director Michael Hart and creative co-chair Chris Lange, formed mono in 2004. Other clients include Target, Blu Dot, Advance Auto Parts, MSNBC and USA Network.